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Mechatronics Engineer

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AVG. SALARY

$96,100

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EDUCATION

Bachelor's degree

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JOB OUTLOOK

Stable

What They Do

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:

  • Designs engineering systems for the automation of industrial tasks.
  • Creates mechanical design documents for parts, assemblies, or finished products.
  • Maintains technical project files.
  • Creates mechanical models and tolerance analyses to simulate mechatronic design concepts.
  • Implements or tests design solutions.
  • Conducts studies to determine the feasibility, costs, or performance benefits of new mechatronic equipment.
  • Researches, selects, or applies sensors, communication technologies, or control devices for motion control, position sensing, pressure sensing, or electronic communication.
  • Publishes engineering reports documenting design details or qualification test results.
  • Applies mechatronic or automated solutions to the transfer of materials, components, or finished goods.
  • Identifies and selects materials appropriate for mechatronic system designs.

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 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 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 Engineer — Works with mechanical processes and equipment that perform programmed tasks in sectors such as manufacturing or food processing.
  • Automation Specialist
  • Controls Engineer — Responsible for the design, integration, and administration of control systems.
  • Development Engineer
  • Equipment Engineer
  • Design Engineer — Researches and develops ideas for new products and production systems.
  • Project Engineer
  • Engineer

Contact

  • Email Support
  • 1-800-GO-TO-XAP (1-800-468-6927)
    From outside the U.S., please call +1 (424) 750-3900
  • North Dakota Career Resource Network
    ndcrn@nd.gov | (701) 328-9733

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