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Mechatronics Engineers - 17-2199.05

O*NET-SOC Description

Research, design, develop, or test automation, intelligent systems, smart devices, or industrial systems control.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Automation Engineer
  • Automation Specialist
  • Controls Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • Equipment Engineer
  • Principal Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Senior Design Engineer
  • Senior Project Engineer

SOC Occupation Groups

17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations
17-2000 Engineers
17-2190 Miscellaneous Engineers
17-2199.00 Engineers, All Other
17-2199.05 Mechatronics Engineers

Related Occupations

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  • Analyze existing development or manufacturing procedures and suggest improvements.
  • Apply mechatronic or automated solutions to the transfer of materials, components, or finished goods.
  • Conduct studies to determine the feasibility, costs, or performance benefits of new mechatronic equipment.
  • Create embedded software design programs.
  • Create mechanical design documents for parts, assemblies, or finished products.
  • Create mechanical models and tolerance analyses to simulate mechatronic design concepts.
  • Design advanced electronic control systems for mechanical systems.
  • Design advanced precision equipment for accurate or controlled applications.
  • Design engineering systems for the automation of industrial tasks.
  • Design mechatronics components for computer-controlled products, such as cameras, video recorders, automobiles, or airplanes.
  • Design or develop automated control systems for environmental applications, such as waste processing, air quality, or water quality systems.
  • Design self-monitoring mechanical systems, such as gear systems that monitor loading or condition of systems to detect and prevent failures.
  • Design, develop, or implement control circuits or algorithms for electromechanical or pneumatic devices or systems.
  • Develop electronic, mechanical, or computerized processes to perform tasks in dangerous situations, such as underwater exploration or extraterrestrial mining.
  • Identify and select materials appropriate for mechatronic system designs.
  • Implement or test design solutions.
  • Maintain technical project files.
  • Monitor or calibrate automated systems, industrial control systems, or system components to maximize efficiency of production.
  • Oversee the work of contractors in accordance with project requirements.
  • Provide consultation or training on topics such as mechatronics or automated control.
  • Publish engineering reports documenting design details or qualification test results.
  • Research, select, or apply sensors, communication technologies, or control devices for motion control, position sensing, pressure sensing, or electronic communication.
  • Upgrade the design of existing devices by adding mechatronic elements.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze design or requirements information for mechanical equipment or systems.
  • Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
  • Create graphical representations of mechanical equipment.
  • Create physical models or prototypes.
  • Design control systems for mechanical or other equipment.
  • Design electromechanical equipment or systems.
  • Design environmental control systems.
  • Design industrial processing systems.
  • Develop software or computer applications.
  • Develop technical methods or processes.
  • Document design or operational test results.
  • Estimate operational costs.
  • Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects.
  • Implement design or process improvements.
  • Maintain operational records or records systems.
  • Monitor the productivity or efficiency of industrial operations.
  • Provide technical guidance to other personnel.
  • Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
  • Research engineering applications of emerging technologies.
  • Select project materials.
  • Select tools, equipment, or technologies for use in operations or projects.
  • Supervise engineering or other technical personnel.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
  • Train personnel on proper operational procedures.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Calibration Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Applications Engineer, Manufacturing