Being a robot technician

Mar 4, 2014

Robot technicians are important in a world that is quickly becoming more automated. The manufacturing field is being used in a variety of applications from surgery to battlefield. has over 35 years of experience and will help improve the overall productivity on your production line.


With the econ­o­my mov­ing up and down these days, and the job mar­ket not being what it was dur­ing pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions, it is impor­tant that stu­dents today learn as many mar­ketable skills as pos­si­ble, espe­cial­ly if they want to go into robot­ics. One job that is on the rise is the need for robot­ics tech­ni­cians, because of all of the robots being used in the man­u­fac­tur­ing field. If a stu­dent wants to become a robot tech­ni­cian, there are a few steps they need to take.

But first, what does a robot­ics tech­ni­cian do? There are sev­er­al fields, not just man­u­fac­tur­ing, that need robot­ics tech­ni­cians today. These tech­ni­cians can test med­ical robots that are used for surgery or mil­i­tary robots that are used on the bat­tle­field. They can also cre­ate recre­ation­al robots for the enter­tain­ment indus­try. But many, like the tech­ni­cians that work at Robots​.com, are deter­mined to keep indus­tri­al robots in tip top shape day after day.

The first step to becom­ing a robot tech­ni­cian is train­ing. Usu­al­ly, a man­u­fac­tur­er or inte­gra­tor likes a robot tech­ni­cian to have at least an associate’s degree in either elec­tri­cal engi­neer­ing tech­nol­o­gy or mechan­i­cal engi­neer­ing tech­nol­o­gy. How­ev­er, many man­u­fac­tur­ers and inte­gra­tors encour­age their employ­ees to take on the extra cours­es need­ed to grad­u­ate with a bachelor’s degree, which opens even more doors for tech­ni­cians. With a bachelor’s degree, these tech­ni­cians can become robot­ics engi­neers, mechan­i­cal engi­neers, and even elec­tri­cians – all mar­ketable pro­fes­sions in this day and age.

So, who makes the best tech­ni­cians? Those peo­ple who have good mechan­i­cal skills, good hand-eye coor­di­na­tion, dex­ter­i­ty and the abil­i­ty to think ana­lyt­i­cal­ly, accord­ing to an arti­cle from Sci­ence Bud­dies. Can­di­dates should also be good at physics, geom­e­try, alge­bra and com­put­er sci­ences – and these class­es should be tak­en at a high school lev­el pri­or to col­lege if a stu­dent is inter­est­ed in being a robot­ics technician.

Where do tech­ni­cians work? Well, they can work for robot­ics man­u­fac­tur­ers like Fanuc, KUKA, ABB, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and Motoman. They can work for any man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­ny that uses robot­ic automa­tion on their pro­duc­tion lines. They can also work for robot­ics inte­gra­tors like Robots​.com. Robots​.com, a com­pa­ny that has been around for more than 20 years, is a robot­ics inte­gra­tor for all the top robot­ics com­pa­nies list­ed above. Our tech­ni­cians work with cus­tomers to design a robot­ics sys­tem fit for their shop, and then build that sys­tem. They also train those cus­tomers that come in to learn how to oper­ate their systems.

If you are inter­est­ed in learn­ing more, con­tact Robots​.com online or at 8777626881.

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