Electro-mechanical technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits. They operate, test, and maintain unmanned, automated, robotic, or electromechanical equipment.
Electro-mechanical technicians work closely with electrical and mechanical engineers. They work in many industrial environments, including energy, plastics, computer, and communications equipment manufacturing, and aerospace.
How to Become an Electro-mechanical Technician
Electro-mechanical technicians typically need either an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate.
Employment of electro-mechanical technicians is projected to show little or no change from 2014 to 2024. Electro-mechanical technicians are generalists in technology, and their broad skill set will help sustain demand for their services.
This occupation supported 17,300 jobs in 2012 and 14,700 jobs in 2014, reflecting a decline of 15.0%. In 2012, this occupation was projected to increase by 4.0% in 2022 to 18,000 jobs. As of 2014, to keep pace with prediction, the expected number of jobs was 17,400, compared with an observed value of 14,700, 15.5% lower than expected. This indicates current employment trends are much worse than the 2012 trend within this occupation. In 2014, this occupation was projected to increase by 0.6% in 2024 to 14,800 jobs. Linear extrapolation of the 2012 projection for 2022 results in an expected number of 18,100 jobs for 2024, 22.3% higher than the 2014 projection for 2024. This indicates expectations for future employment trends are much worse than the 2012 trend within this occupation.