Automation Robotics Technician - Riverland

Automation Robotics Technician

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Automated technology in today’s workplace calls for individuals who are highly skilled in the field of Mechatronics.  Mechatronics Technicians are also trained in the field of Robotics. 

Today’s Advanced Manufacturing companies need Mechatronics Technicians who have knowledge and hands-on experience in these areas to be a multi-skilled technician.  With training in Automation and Robotics Technology you will be ready to apply your skills in building, installing, and troubleshooting automated machinery systems for packaging, supply chains and other manufacturing applications.  Diagnosing and quickly solving problems so production flow is maintained you will be prepared for a career that is set to grow as technology continues to advance. Graduates are eligible to enter the workforce or pursue an AAS degree in Automation Robotics and Engineering Technology at Riverland.

Mechatronics Technicians typically work in manufacturing industries such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, and robotics. They may also work in service and maintenance organizations, research and development facilities, or in product design and testing departments.

Career Outlook

The career outlook for Mechatronics Technicians is expected to be positive. The demand for skilled technicians in the field of mechatronics is likely to grow, due to the increasing automation and integration of mechanical, electrical, and computer systems in various industries. As industries become more reliant on complex technologies and systems, the need for skilled technicians to install, maintain, and repair these systems is expected to increase.

Typical Work Tasks

Mechatronics Technicians perform a variety of tasks that involve the integration of mechanical, electrical, and computer systems. Some typical work tasks for a Mechatronics Technician include:

  1. Installing, testing, and commissioning mechatronic systems and components.

  2. Troubleshooting and repairing mechanical, electrical, and computer systems when needed.

  3. Maintaining and servicing mechatronic systems to ensure they are in good working order.

  4. Updating and upgrading systems to keep up with technological advancements.

  5. Interpreting technical drawings, schematics, and electrical diagrams to diagnose and repair problems.

  6. Collaborating with engineers and other technical personnel to design and develop mechatronic systems.

  7. Conducting tests and inspections to ensure that systems meet specifications and requirements.

  8. Documenting test results, maintenance records, and other important information related to mechatronic systems.

  9. Providing technical support to other departments and colleagues.

The specific tasks and responsibilities of a Mechatronics Technician may vary depending on the industry and the organization they work for.

Last Updated: February 24, 2023

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  • Diploma
  • 46 Credits | Full and Part-time Schedule Options (3-6 semesters)
  • Location: Albert Lea and/or Owatonna
  • Offering: Fall

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