On the Job
Robotics Engineers specialize in robots. They research, design, and test robotic systems. They may find and correct problems with these systems. Their job may also involve supervising engineering technicians or other engineers.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Program robotic equipment.
- Investigate system, equipment, or product failures.
- Research advanced engineering designs or applications.
- Design electromechanical equipment or systems.
- Design industrial equipment.
- Design industrial processing systems.
- Develop operational methods or processes that use green materials or emphasize sustainability.
- Develop software or computer applications.
- Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality.
- Interpret design or operational test results.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
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