Assists electromechanical engineers in such activities as computer-based process control, instrumentation or machine design. May prepare layouts of machinery or equipment, plan the flow of work, conduct statistical studies or analyze production costs.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Manufacturing Production Process Development pathway.
A person in this career:
- Collaborates with engineers to implement electromechanical designs in industrial or other settings.
- Consults with machinists or technicians to ensure that electromechanical equipment or systems meet design specifications.
- Installs or programs computer hardware or machine or instrumentation software in microprocessor-based systems.
- Analyzes engineering designs of logic or digital circuitry, motor controls, instrumentation, or data acquisition for implementation into new or existing automated, servomechanical, or other electromechanical systems.
- Fabricates or assembles mechanical, electrical, or electronic components or assemblies.
- Modifies, maintains, or repairs electrical, electronic, or mechanical components, equipment, or systems to ensure proper functioning.
- Selects electromechanical equipment, materials, components, or systems to meet functional specifications.
- Translates electromechanical drawings into design specifications, applying principles of engineering, thermal or fluid sciences, mathematics, or statistics.
- Produces electrical, electronic, or mechanical drawings or other related documents or graphics necessary for electromechanical design, using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
- Selects and uses laboratory, operational, or diagnostic techniques or test equipment to assess electromechanical circuits, equipment, processes, systems, or subsystems.