Automation & Robotics

Electro-mechanical technicians operate automated and robotic equipment. They use both electrical and mechanical expertise to maintain and repair the manufacturing equipment typically found in a factory setting.

Job Outlook 2016–2026*

+4% expected growth

Education/Training Required

Minimum = High school diploma or equivalent


  • Comprehend equipment manuals, blueprints, schematics and diagrams to assemble and repair equipment
  • Operate automated, robotic and electro-mechanical equipment to make products
  • Evaluate new technologies
  • Install electronic systems and upgrade existing systems
  • Use measuring instruments to test assemblies and robotic equipment
  • Document test results and analysis

Wages in Arkansas

Top 10% Annual = $87,970 **

Average Annual = $56,740 ***
Average Hourly = $27.28 ***

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