Electromechanical and industrial engineering technicians work with engineers to develop manufacturing processes, instruments, and machines.

Are you fascinated with machines? Do you love to tinker with tools in your spare time? Engineering technicians are surrounded by technical drawings, tools, and production machines all day.

Electromechanical and industrial engineering technicians will work with engineers, machinists, designers, and drafters to design products and create manufacturing systems that meet customer demands. The technicians will also troubleshoot any issues on the production line and perform the right repairs, making sure that every step of the manufacturing system runs smoothly and efficiently.

As a technician, you’ll need to know the details of every machine on the production line, from how to install and operate it, to what to do if it starts to malfunction. This knowledge will also come in handy in the process of putting together a manufacturing system for a specific product. You’ll report on the operation of each machine and discuss any changes or substitutions you think necessary with your supervisor.

It’s important to have a knowledge base in electromechanical or industrial engineering technology in order to perform your job well. Earn an Associate’s degree in either field in order to make your resume stand out to employers. Apprenticeship programs are another great option for hands-on experience, and some companies will provide on-the-job training.

Also Known As:

Electrical-Mechanical Technician, Mechanical Engineering Technician

Critical Skills


  • CAD or AutoCAD Software
  • Comprehend and Follow Visual, Written, and Oral Instructions
  • Computer Systems
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Electrical Systems
  • Mathematics, Engineering and Technology
  • Mechanical Tools, Equipment, and Systems
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance
  • Safety Regulations and Procedures


  • Active Listening
  • Advanced Computer Skills
  • Communication - Internal and External
  • Communication - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking/Oral
  • Complex Problem Solving Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Interact with Computers
  • Operations Monitoring
  • Problem Solving
  • Quality Assurance
  • Working with Technology

Key Responsibilities

  • Interpret visual and written data to determine quality and reliability standards
  • Assure proper use of equipment
  • Study production factors to establish standard production rate or improve efficiency
  • Design new equipment and materials or recommend revisions to increase production or improve standards
  • Install or program computer hardware or machine or instrumentation software in microprocessor-based systems
  • Analyze engineering designs for system implementation
  • Create and assemble mechanical, electrical, or electronic components or assemblies
  • Select electromechanical equipment, materials, components, or systems to meet specifications
  • Produce electrical, electronic, or mechanical documents and graphics using computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • Translate electromechanical drawings into design specifications


  • Analytics
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Math

How to get this job

This position usually requires 2+ years of experence or 3+ years of apprenticeship. Positions most likely will need to pass licensing exams in order to perform the job.

Next Steps for this job

Journeyman License Certifications in Electromechanical and Engineering areas, PMP Certification

Specific job titles and duties vary by employer so check for details.