Automation Technicians repair rand maintain computer-controlled systems, as well as troubleshoot and repair a wide variety of industrial instrumentation.
You're a critical thinker
You have good deductive reasoning and reading comprehension skills
You like troubleshooting problems
You work great under pressure
Hometown: Visalia, California
Where I trained: Tyson Manufacturing Automation Center
What I Earned: Programming Certificate, Studio 5000 Certificate, Ethernet/IP configuration, troubleshooting certificate and on-the-job raining
Employer: Tyson Foods, Inc
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Median Hourly Wage
Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics and CareerOneStep
Expected growth from 2016 to 2026 in the United States
I really like the feeling of accomplishment when a piece of equipment is not functioning properly and you apply your knowledge and fix it.
Jobs will be available according to a recent study. The industry faces a job shortage of 2 million workers over the next decade. *
I like to be the problem-solving person, the go-to guy.
My advice to any high school students who are interested in any skilled trade is study hard, and don't give up."