NEXT PROS JOB MATCH: Steven Powell on Automation & Robotics
By Arkansas Next PROS staff on Monday, October 15, 2018
Hometown: Harrison • Age: 31 • Training: North Arkansas College in Harrison
Degree: Associate Degree in Industrial Electronics • Employer: Pace Industries in Harrison
"[This path] has allowed me to purchase and [remodel] a beautiful home, which I can turn around and sell later and purchase land to build my dream home. It has also allowed me to pay off bills that were piling up and to not have that burden anymore."
THIS OPTION IS FOR YOU IF...
√ You want to do something different every day
√ You want plenty of opportunities as technology develops
√ You don’t mind studying and hard work
Expected growth from 2016 to 2026 in the United States
A recent study revealed that, at the present pace, the industry faces a job shortage of 2 million workers over the next decade*. That means there will be jobs for the taking.
What does an electro-mechanical technician do?
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.
- 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
High-end earners (top 10%) make
Median Wages in the U.S.
$51,804 - Annual | $21.78 - Hourly
Arkansas State University—Mid-South
Arkansas Tech University–Ozark Campus
National Park College
North Arkansas College
Northwest Technical Institute
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith-College of Applied Science & Technology
READY TO HIRE YOU!
ABB Motors & Mechanical
McKee Foods Corporation
Nucor Steel Arkansas
*TheManufacturingInstitute.org with Boston Consulting Group and Deloitte
SOURCES: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics / PayScale