Electromechanical Engineering Technologists
SOC: 17-3029.03


Assist 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.

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
70,100 employed

Projected (2024):
69,900 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Alternate Titles:

  • Designer
  • Electro-Mechanical Technologist
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technologist
  • Engineering Specialist
  • Engineering Tech
  • Instrumentation and Electrical Preventive Maintenance Inspector IE PM Inspector
  • Process Control Tech
  • R&D Lab Technician
  • Senior Design Engineering Specialist
  • Senior Designer
  • Senior Mechanical Designer
  • Senior Tech Manufacturing Engineering

  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed


    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.


    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation

  • Tasks:

  • Modify, maintain, or repair electrical, electronic, or mechanical components, equipment, or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Specify, coordinate, or conduct quality-control or quality-assurance programs and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain inventory, records, or documentation systems.
  • Fabricate or assemble mechanical, electrical, or electronic components or assemblies.
  • Select electromechanical equipment, materials, components, or systems to meet functional specifications.
  • Select and use laboratory, operational, or diagnostic techniques or test equipment to assess electromechanical circuits, equipment, processes, systems, or subsystems.
  • Produce electrical, electronic, or mechanical drawings or other related documents or graphics necessary for electromechanical design, using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Install or program computer hardware or machine or instrumentation software in microprocessor-based systems.
  • Consult with machinists or technicians to ensure that electromechanical equipment or systems meet design specifications.
  • Translate electromechanical drawings into design specifications, applying principles of engineering, thermal or fluid sciences, mathematics, or statistics.
  • Collaborate with engineers to implement electromechanical designs in industrial or other settings.
  • Analyze 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.
  • Conduct statistical studies to analyze or compare production costs for sustainable and nonsustainable designs.
  • Determine whether selected electromechanical components comply with environmental standards and regulations.
  • Develop or implement programs related to the environmental impact of engineering activities.
  • Identify energy-conserving production or fabrication methods, such as by bending metal rather than cutting and welding or casting metal.
  • Test and analyze thermodynamic systems for renewable energy applications, such as solar or wind, to maximize energy production.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Analog oscilloscopes
  • Computerized numerical control CNC lathes
  • Computerized numerical control CNC machining centers
  • Coordinate measuring machines CMM
  • Digital multimeters
  • Digital oscilloscopes
  • Digital tachometers
  • Dynamometers
  • Flow meters
  • Function generators
  • Hardness testers
  • Heat treatment furnaces
  • Impact testers
  • Iron workers
  • Laser engravers
  • Laser printers
  • Machining centers
  • Manual mills
  • Metal inert gas MIG welders
  • Optical comparators
  • Personal computers
  • Pneumatic electric converters
  • Potentiometers
  • Pressure gauges
  • Programmable logic controllers PLC
  • Proximity sensors
  • Selective laser sintering SLS systems
  • Tensile testers
  • Three dimensional laser scanners
  • Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment
  • X-Y positioning tables
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Automation Studio
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Dassault Systemes SolidWorks software
  • McNeel Rhino
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Mindjet MindManager software
  • National Instruments LabVIEW
  • National Instruments Multisim
  • National Instruments Ultiboard
  • PTC Pro/ENGINEER software
  • Rapid prototyping software
  • Rockwell RSLogix
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
  • The MathWorks Simulink

  • architecture and engineering

    industry stats

    SOC: 17-0000

    Total Employed: 2,475,390

    Average Annual Salary: $82,980