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Mechatronics Engineer

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Bachelor's degree

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What They Do

Mechatronics Engineers Career Video

About This Career

Researches, designs, develops, or tests automation, intelligent systems, smart devices, or industrial systems control.

This career is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cluster Engineering and Technology pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Creates mechanical design documents for parts, assemblies, or finished products.
  • Designs advanced precision equipment for accurate or controlled applications.
  • Designs engineering systems for the automation of industrial tasks.
  • Implements or tests design solutions.
  • Maintains technical project files.
  • Identifies materials appropriate for mechatronic system designs.
  • Researches, selects, or applies sensors, communication technologies, or control devices for motion control, position sensing, pressure sensing, or electronic communication.
  • Applies mechatronic or automated solutions to the transfer of materials, components, or finished goods.
  • Provides consultation or training on topics such as mechatronics or automated control.
  • Oversees the work of contractors in accordance with project requirements.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation involves use of protective items such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, a hard hat, or personal flotation devices
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly at a distance
  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Overtime work
  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Automation Designer
  • Control Systems Engineer — Designs, develops, calculates, and implements many complex systems that work together as whole to complete a task.
  • Process Controls Engineer
  • Process Development Engineer
  • Research and Development Engineer (R and D Engineer)
  • Automation Engineer — Works with mechanical processes and equipment that perform programmed tasks in sectors such as manufacturing or food processing.
  • Controls Engineering Specialist — Responsible for the design, integration, and administration of control systems.
  • Equipment Engineer
  • Design Engineer (Design Eng) — Researches and develops ideas for new products and production systems.
  • Project Engineer


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