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Robotics Technicians Go Back to List
Build, install, test, or maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Welding robots
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  • Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine
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  • Soldering iron
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  • Workshop cranes
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  • Hammers
  •  Technology used in this occupation:
     
  • Industrial control software
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  • Computer aided design CAD software
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  • Analytical or scientific software
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  • Development environment software
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  • Operating system software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Train customers or other personnel to install, use, or maintain robots.
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  • Program complex robotic systems, such as vision systems.
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  • Maintain inventories of production supplies such as sensors and cables.
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  • Maintain service records of robotic equipment or automated production systems.
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  • Fabricate housings, jigs, fittings, or fixtures, using metalworking machines.
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  • Document robotics test procedures and results.
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  • Develop three-dimensional simulations of automation systems.
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  • Inspect installation sites.
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  • Modify computer-controlled robot movements.
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  • Develop robotic path motions to maximize efficiency, safety, and quality.
  •  Skills
     
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
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  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
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  • Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
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  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
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  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
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  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
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  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
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  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
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  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
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      Education:   Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
      Related Experience:   Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $64,817.00 $31.16  $20.10  $25.06 - $38.14 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $44,335.00 $21.31  $13.35  $13.98 - $26.84 
    Hartford $75,967.00 $36.53  $32.11  $33.23 - $39.74 
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