Computer Aided Manufacturing and Robotics
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Robotics technicians assist robotics engineers in designing, testing and maintaining robots. Robots may be used in a variety of capacities, such as in automated production. Robotics technicians may inspect the parts that come from the manufacturer and assemble robotic devices. Robotics techs may also install safety systems and reprogram robotic devices to modify their motion. Robotics technicians need to be able to understand microprocessors, electronics and mechanics be able to effectively troubleshoot robot malfunctions. Examples of tools and equipment robotics technicians use include microcomputers, oscilloscopes and hydraulic test equipment. In addition, robotics technicians need to be able to read blueprints, electric wiring diagrams and pneumatic/hydraulic diagrams.
Name: Breck Rushing
Degree: Associates Degree.
Years in Education: 11
Areas of Training
If you're interested in a robotics career, you should have a strong aptitude for math and science and have at least a high school diploma with proven performance in these areas. The majority of robotics technicians, however, enter the field with an associate degree in robotics or automated manufacturing technology. Courses in a robotics technology program should include hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics and blueprint reading. The Manufacturing Engineering Certification Institute of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers provides an opportunity for robotics techs with four years of experience to receive professional certification.
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The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a publication of the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics that includes information about the nature of work, working conditions, training and education, earnings, and job outlook for hundreds of different occupations. The Handbook is released biennially with its companion publication the Career Guide to Industries. The current 2008-2009 edition was released in December 2007 and includes employment projections for the period 2006-2016.