On the Job
Mechatronics Engineers research, test, or design automated or intelligent systems. For example, they may design systems to automate tasks in a factory. Their job may involve creating mechanical models for parts or finished products.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Research engineering applications of emerging technologies.
- Create graphical representations of mechanical equipment.
- Create physical models or prototypes.
- Design control systems for mechanical or other equipment.
- Design electromechanical equipment or systems.
- Design environmental control systems.
- Design industrial processing systems.
- Develop software or computer applications.
- Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects.
- Implement design or process improvements.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
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