Mechatronics is an exciting new field that focuses on both electrical and mechanical systems. Mechatronics includes a combination of electronics, mechanics, robotics, computer programming, telecommunications and controls.
As technology advances, industries are incorporating mechatronics systems into their manufacturing processes in the form of automated machinery, programmable logic controllers, robotics etc. These systems need to be designed, assembled, installed, debugged and serviced. These skills are performed by Mechatronics Technicians. The demand for Mechatronics Technicians far outweighs the supply.
The average salary of a Mechatronics Technician is ~$56,000 annually but can be as high as $105,000 with some experience.
Some of the employment opportunities include:
•CNC repair technician- repair computerized numeric control machinery
•Electro-mechanical test technician
•PLC technician -Wiring and programming programmable logic controllers (PLC’s)
•Mechatronics Installer- Installing and troubleshooting mechatronics systems
•Wiring Technician- Wiring control panels
•Electrical apprentice – high voltage
•Electrical apprentice – low voltage