Robotics technicians must have a range of technical skills and be able to troubleshoot various robotic systems using their knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, sensors, and feedback systems. They must also be able to assemble and dissemble robotic parts when repairing equipment, as well as program and repair the controllers which handle the robots' movement and actions.
A college degree in electrical engineering and at least five years of professional experience are generally required for this work, which usually takes place indoors with a variety of equipment. It's important that robotics technicians can communicate well and work with various members of a team, and they must also be able to work in a stressful, fast-paced environment which requires a great deal of critical thinking.
Robotics technicians are usually full-time employees, though hours and shifts can vary depending on the employer. However, most offer a morning-to-evening schedule, and most of the workday is spent with other workers, while some jobs may simply be divided into individual segments to be completed and returned to the group.
Robotics Technician Tasks
Install and provide customer training on the functions of the robotic system.
Assemble, program, and maintain the robot/robotic system designed by the robotic engineer to ensure quality performance and longevity.