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Electrical Mechanical Systems Technology

Program Description:

The Electrical Mechanical Systems Electrical Systems Technology program provides students with advanced industrial electrical mechanical skills with an emphasis in electrical motors, AC drives, DC controls, programmable logic controllers, instrumentation, precision maintenance, and diagnose problems in control loops used in automated manufacturing systems. Pneumatic and electronic control systems, control loop adjustments, and their analysis, process computers and process simulation will be studied. Graduates will be proficient in calibration, troubleshooting, and maintenance of hydraulic, pneumatic, pneumatic, electrical and electronic control devices. Graduates will be prepared to enter jobs in the electrical maintenance, electrical distribution related, and other related occupations.

Job Outlook 2016-2026, +9% expected growth

Education/Training Required

  • Minimum = High school diploma or equivalent
  • Preferred = Apprenticeship during High School or after High School and /or Postsecondary certificate

Responsibilities

  • Discuss problems and requirements with customers
  • Inspect and test equipment
  • Reproduce, isolate, and diagnose problems
  • Disassemble equipment as necessary to access problematic components
  • Clean, repair, and replace components
  • Reassemble and test equipment after repairs
  • Keep records of repairs, tests, parts, and labor hours

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

  • None

On-the-job Training

  • Moderate to

Number of Jobs, 2018

  • 124,100

Wages in Arkansas

  • $57,890 per year
    $27.83 per hour

Description: What do they do?

Electrical and electronics installers and repairers typically do the following:

  • Discuss problems and requirements with customers
  • Inspect and test equipment
  • Reproduce, isolate, and diagnose problems
  • Disassemble equipment as necessary to access problematic components
  • Clean, repair, and replace components
  • Reassemble and test equipment after repairs
  • Keep records of repairs, tests, parts, and labor hours

Modern manufacturing plants and transportation systems use a large amount of electrical and electronics equipment, from assembly line motors to sonar systems. Electrical and electronics installers and repairers fix and maintain these complex pieces of equipment.

Because automated electronic control systems are becoming more complex, repairers use software programs and testing equipment to diagnose malfunctions. Among their diagnostic tools are multimeters—which measure voltage, current, and resistance—and advanced multimeters, which measure the capacitance, inductance, and current gain of transistors.

Repairers also use signal generators, which provide test signals, and oscilloscopes, which display signals graphically. In addition, repairers often use hand tools such as pliers, screwdrivers, and wrenches to replace faulty parts and adjust equipment.

The following are examples of types of electrical and electronics installers and repairers:

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Projected employment (Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2018)

Arkansas

United States

2,648

2018 Employment

 

2018 Employment

11,680

2026 Employment

124,100

 

2028 Employment

122,600

1 % change

-1 % change

Annual projected job openings

Annual projected job openings

Certifications: Show your Skill

Let Employers know you have the skills to do well at this Job. SEARK offers classes in how to repair, test, adjust or install electronic equipment such as industrial controls, transmitters and antennas

Earning a degree or certification can help you:

  • Obtain a job
  • Obtain a promotion
  • Reduce the hiring time in many cases

 

Activities: What duties you might do in a day

  • Discuss problems and requirements with customers
  • Inspect and test equipment
  • Reproduce, isolate, and diagnose problems
  • Disassemble equipment as necessary to access problematic components
  • Clean, repair, and replace components
  • Reassemble and test equipment after repairs
  • Keep records of repairs, tests, parts, and labor hours
  • Interpret Blueprints, specifications and specifications to perform electrical installation and repair
  • Replace worn, damaged or defective components

Modern manufacturing plants and transportation systems use a large amount of electrical and electronics equipment, from assembly line motors to sonar systems. Electrical and electronics installers and repairers fix and maintain these complex pieces of equipment.

 

Skills: People in this career field often have the following skills

  • Quality Control Analysis (inspect electrical installation to ensure quality and code requirements)
  • Installation and Repair of electrical & mechanical equipment
  • Deductive reasoning- using rules and procedures to ensure quality work and solve problems

 

Related occupations

  • Electrical and electronics installers and repairers
  • Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers
  • Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment
  • Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment and Maintenance
  • Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relays
  • Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles

 

Abilities:

  • Knowledge of electrical applications and safety
  • Near vision -Seeing detail up close
  • Understanding quality
  • Knowledge of tools, hand and power
  • Problem sensitivity noticing when problems happen
  • Deductive reasoning- using rules and procedures to ensure quality work and solve problems
  • Finger Dexterity, installation of small parts and installing small parts with your fingers
  • Manual Dexterity holding and/or moving objects with your hands