Electro-Mechanical technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. They operate, test, and maintain automated, robotic, or electro-mechanical equipment.
The Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology program prepares students to read blueprints, schematics, and diagrams, to use precision measuring instruments, to repair and calibrate hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies, to test the performance of electro-mechanical assemblies using test instruments, to install electronic parts and hardware using soldering equipment and hand tools, to operate, test, or maintain robotic equipment, to analyze and record test results, and to prepare written documentation.
The curriculum includes engineering graphics, 3D modeling, robotics, DC and AC circuit analysis, electronic devices, and hydraulics and pneumatics.
Electro-Mechanical technicians work closely with electrical engineers and mechanical engineers. They work in many industrial environments, including energy, plastics, computer and communications equipment manufacturing, and aerospace. They often work both at production sites and in offices.