Profession mechatronics engineer

Mechatronics engineers design and develop intelligent systems, such as robotic devices, smart home appliances, and aeroplanes, through combining technologies from mechanical, electronic, computer, and control engineering. They create blueprints or design documents for parts, assemblies or finished products using software programs, and also oversee and manage projects.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. It involves the identification of patterns and formulating new conjectures based on them. Mathematicians strive to prove the truth or falsity of these conjectures. There are many fields of mathematics, some of which are widely used for practical applications.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Robotics

    The branch of engineering that involves the design, operation, manufacture, and application of robots. Robotics is part of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science and overlaps with mechatronics and automation engineering.

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.

  • Automation technology

    Set of technologies that make a process, system, or apparatus operate automatically through the use of control systems.

  • Mechatronics

    Multidisciplinary field of engineering that combines principles of electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, control engineering, computer engineering, and mechanical engineering in the design of products and manufacturing processes. The combination of these areas of engineering allows for the design and development of "smart" devices and the achievement of an optimal balance between mechanical structure and control.

  • Computer engineering

    Engineering discipline that combines computer science with electrical engineering to develop computer hardware and software. Computer engineering occupies itself with electronics, software design, and the integration of hardware and software.

  • Mechanical engineering

    Discipline that applies principles of physics, engineering and materials science to design, analyse, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems.

  • Electrical engineering

    Understand electrical engineering, a field of engineering that deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism.

  • Physics

    Have a wide background of physics which is the natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • Electronics

    The functioning of electronic circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including programming and applications. Apply this knowledge to ensure electronic equipment runs smoothly.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Control engineering

    Subdiscipline of engineering that focuses on controlling the behaviour of systems through the use of sensors and actuators.

  • Design drawings

    Understand design drawings detailing the design of products, tools, and engineering systems.

Skills

  • Analyse test data

    Interpret and analyse data collected during testing in order to formulate conclusions, new insights or solutions.

  • Prepare production prototypes

    Prepare early models or prototypes in order to test concepts and replicability possibilities. Create prototypes to assess for pre-production tests.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Gather technical information

    Apply systematic research methods and communicate with relevant parties in order to find specific information and evaluate research results to assess the information's relevance, relating technical systems and developments.

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Perform data analysis

    Collect data and statistics to test and evaluate in order to generate assertions and pattern predictions, with the aim of discovering useful information in a decision-making process.

  • Conduct literature research

    Conduct a comprehensive and systematic research of information and publications on a specific topic. Present a comparative evaluative literature summary.

  • Define technical requirements

    Specify technical properties of goods, materials, methods, processes, services, systems, software and functionalities by identifying and responding to the particular needs that are to be satisfied according to customer requirements.

  • Follow safety standards in industrial contexts

    Abide by safety procedures and standards for industrial contexts, mostly where machinery is involved.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Monitor manufacturing quality standards

    Monitor quality standards in manufacturing and finishing process.

  • Test mechatronic units

    Test mechatronic units using appropriate equipment. Gather and analyse data. Monitor and evaluate system performance and take action if needed.

  • Conduct quality control analysis

    Conduct inspections and tests of services, processes, or products to evaluate quality.

  • Develop mechatronic test procedures

    Develop testing protocols to enable a variety of analyses of mechatronic systems, products, and components.

  • Design prototypes

    Design prototypes of products or components of products by applying design and engineering principles.

  • Develop electronic test procedures

    Develop testing protocols to enable a variety of analyses of electronic systems, products, and components.

  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

  • Report analysis results

    Produce research documents or give presentations to report the results of a conducted research and analysis project, indicating the analysis procedures and methods which led to the results, as well as potential interpretations of the results.

  • Design automation components

    Design engineering parts, assemblies, products, or systems that contribute to the automation of industrial machines.

  • Simulate mechatronic design concepts

    Simulate mechatronic design concepts through creating mechanical models and performing tolerance analysis.

Optional knowledge and skills

assemble mechatronic units program firmware provide technical documentation quality standards communicate with customers write routine reports install automation components create technical plans perform test run pneumatics cybernetics coordinate engineering teams install mechatronic equipment optoelectronics maintain safe engineering watches hydraulics perform project management set up automotive robot safety engineering microelectromechanical systems examine engineering principles use cam software train employees telecommunications engineering prepare assembly drawings firmware keep up with digital transformation of industrial processes draft bill of materials micromechatronic engineering monitor automated machines build business relationships apply technical communication skills define manufacturing quality criteria replace machines electromechanics use cad software calibrate mechatronic instruments cae software perform resource planning develop product design maintain control systems for automated equipment design firmware