Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
Operate, test, and maintain unmanned, automated, servo-mechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment at worksites, such as oil rigs, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Test performance of electromechanical assemblies, using test instruments such as oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters, or bridges. Read blueprints, schematics, diagrams, or technical orders to determine methods and sequences of assembly. Install electrical or electronic parts and hardware in housings or assemblies, using soldering equipment and hand tools. Align, fit, or assemble component parts, using hand or power tools, fixtures, templates, or microscopes. Inspect parts for surface defects. Analyze and record test results, and prepare written testing documentation. Verify part dimensions or clearances to ensure conformance to specifications, using precision measuring instruments. Operate, test, or maintain robotic equipment used for green production applications, such as waste-to-energy conversion systems, minimization of material waste, or replacement of human operators in dangerous work environments.
License: License not required.
Outlook: No Change
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $19.73   Entry $41,030.00
Mean $28.86   Mean $60,032.00
Experience $33.43 Experience $69,524.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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