Instrumentation and Controls Technician, Instrumentation and Process Controls Technician, Field Service Technician, Automation Technician, Process Control Technician, Instrument and Automation Technician, Instrument Technician, Electrical and Instrumentation Technician (E and I Technician), Programmable Logic Controllers Technician, Instrument Specialist
What is a
Automation/Robotics Technicians perform routine diagnostic checks on automated systems, monitor automated systems, isolate problems and perform repairs. If a problem occurs, the technician needs to troubleshoot the issue and determine if the problem is mechanical, electrical or from the computer systems controlling the process. Once the issue has been diagnosed, the technician must repair or replace any necessary components, such as a sensor or electrical wiring.
Automation/Robotics Technicians are also expected to do a proper check on meters and gauges to ensure that the machines work well, and prepare reports based on the analysis and make recommendations concerning upgrades and changes where required.
Analytical or scientific software
Computer aided design CAD software Hot technology
Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
Data base user interface and query software
Development environment software
What Will You Do as a
Make repairs to robots or peripheral equipment, such as replacement of defective circuit boards, sensors, controllers, encoders, or servomotors.
Troubleshoot robotic systems, using knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, sensor or feedback systems, hydraulics, or pneumatics.
Install, program, or repair programmable controllers, robot controllers, end-of-arm tools, or conveyors.
Maintain service records of robotic equipment or automated production systems.
Modify computer-controlled robot movements.