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Robotics Technicians - 17-3024.01

O*NET-SOC Description

Build, install, test, or maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Automation Technician
  • Electrical and Instrumentation Technician (E and I Technician)
  • Instrument and Automation Technician
  • Instrument Specialist
  • Instrument Technician
  • Instrumentation and Controls Technician
  • Instrumentation and Process Controls Technician
  • Process Control Technician
  • Programmable Logic Controllers Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Align, fit, or assemble components, using hand tools, power tools, fixtures, templates, or microscopes.
  • Assist engineers in the design, configuration, or application of robotic systems.
  • Attach wires between controllers.
  • Build or assemble robotic devices or systems.
  • Develop robotic path motions to maximize efficiency, safety, and quality.
  • Develop three-dimensional simulations of automation systems.
  • Document robotics test procedures and results.
  • Evaluate the efficiency and reliability of industrial robotic systems, reprogramming or calibrating to achieve maximum quantity and quality.
  • Fabricate housings, jigs, fittings, or fixtures, using metalworking machines.
  • Inspect installation sites.
  • Install new robotic systems in stationary positions or on tracks.
  • Install, program, or repair programmable controllers, robot controllers, end-of-arm tools, or conveyors.
  • Maintain inventories of robotic production supplies, such as sensors or cables.
  • Maintain service records of robotic equipment or automated production systems.
  • Make repairs to robots or peripheral equipment, such as replacement of defective circuit boards, sensors, controllers, encoders, or servomotors.
  • Modify computer-controlled robot movements.
  • Operate robots to perform customized tasks, such as environmental cleanup or explosive detection operations.
  • Perform preventive or corrective maintenance on robotic systems or components.
  • Program complex robotic systems, such as vision systems.
  • Test performance of robotic assemblies, using instruments such as oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters, or bridges.
  • Train customers or other personnel to install, use, or maintain robots.
  • Train robots, using artificial intelligence software or interactive training techniques, to perform simple or complex tasks, such as designing and carrying out a series of iterative tests of chemical samples.
  • Troubleshoot robotic systems, using knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, sensor or feedback systems, hydraulics, or pneumatics.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assemble equipment or components.
  • Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
  • Create graphical representations of industrial production systems.
  • Design electromechanical equipment or systems.
  • Determine causes of operational problems or failures.
  • Document design or operational test results.
  • Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems.
  • Fabricate products or components using machine tools.
  • Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet specifications or standards.
  • Install production equipment or systems.
  • Maintain electromechanical equipment.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Maintain operational records or records systems.
  • Operate industrial equipment.
  • Prepare procedural documents.
  • Program robotic equipment.
  • Repair electronic equipment.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
  • Train personnel on proper operational procedures.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Command and Control Systems Integrator (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Repairer (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Field Service Technician