Profession mechatronics engineering technician

Mechatronics engineering technicians collaborate with engineers in the development of mechatronic devices and applications through a combination of mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, and computer engineering. They build, test, install, and calibrate mechatronics and solve technical problems.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Design drawings

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

  • 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.

  • Control engineering

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

  • 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.

  • Automation technology

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

  • Electrical engineering

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

  • 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.

  • Circuit diagrams

    Read and comprehend circuit diagrams showing the connections between the devices, such as power and signal connections.

Skills

  • Test mechatronic units

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

  • Install mechatronic equipment

    Install equipment used for the automation of a certain device or machine.

  • Prepare production prototypes

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

  • Record test data

    Record data which has been identified specifically during preceding tests in order to verify that outputs of the test produce specific results or to review the reaction of the subject under exceptional or unusual input.

  • Align components

    Align and lay out components in order to put them together correctly according to blueprints and technical plans.

  • Assist scientific research

    Assist engineers or scientists with conducting experiments, performing analysis, developing new products or processes, constructing theory, and quality control.

  • Read engineering drawings

    Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.

  • Liaise with engineers

    Collaborate with engineers to ensure common understanding and discuss product design, development and improvement.

  • Read assembly drawings

    Read and interpret drawings listing all the parts and subassemblies of a certain product. The drawing identifies the different components and materials and provides instructions on how to assemble a product.

  • Follow safety standards in industrial contexts

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

  • Adjust engineering designs

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

  • Simulate mechatronic design concepts

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

  • Fasten components

    Fasten components together according to blueprints and technical plans in order to create subassemblies or finished products.

  • Assemble mechatronic units

    Assemble mechatronic units using mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, electronic, and information technology systems and components. Manipulate and attach metals through using welding and soldering techniques, glue, screws, and rivets. Install wiring. Install drive systems, sensors, actuators, and transducers. Mount switches, control devices, coverings, and protection.

Optional knowledge and skills

set up automotive robot consumer electronics cae software calibrate mechatronic instruments integrate new products in manufacturing optical engineering optoelectronic devices use cam software maintain control systems for automated equipment apply technical communication skills examine engineering principles write technical reports keep up with digital transformation of industrial processes monitor automated machines hydraulics assemble machines optoelectronics cad software keep records of work progress program a cnc controller install software install automation components customise software for drive system electromechanics micromechatronic engineering program firmware replace machines maintain mechatronic equipment resolve equipment malfunctions telecommunications engineering set up machine controls programmable logic controller install hardware pneumatics