What does a Robotic Technician do?
Build, install, test, or maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems.
- Train customers or other personnel to install, use, or maintain robots.
- Program complex robotic systems, such as vision systems.
- Maintain inventories of production supplies such as sensors and cables.
- Maintain service records of robotic equipment or automated production systems.
- Fabricate housings, jigs, fittings, or fixtures, using metalworking machines.
- Document robotics test procedures and results.
- Develop three-dimensional simulations of automation systems.
- Inspect installation sites.
- Modify computer-controlled robot movements.
- Develop robotic path motions to maximize efficiency, safety, and quality.
- Attach wires between controllers.
- Assist engineers in the design, configuration, or application of robotic systems.
- Align, fit, or assemble component parts using hand tools, power tools, fixtures, templates, or microscopes.
- Troubleshoot robotic systems, using knowledge of microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, sensor or feedback systems, hydraulics, or pneumatics.
- Train robots, using artificial intelligence software or interactive training techniques, to perform simple or complex tasks, such as designing and carrying out a series of iterative tests of chemical samples.
- Test performance of robotic assemblies, using instruments such as oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters, or bridges.
- Perform preventive or corrective maintenance on robotic systems or components.
- Install, program, or repair programmable controllers, robot controllers, end-of-arm tools, or conveyors.
- Install new robotic systems in stationary positions or on tracks.
- Disassemble and reassemble robots or peripheral equipment to make repairs such as replacement of defective circuit boards, sensors, controllers, encoders, and servomotors.
- Build or assemble robotic devices or systems.
- Evaluate the efficiency and reliability of industrial robotic systems, reprogramming or calibrating to achieve maximum quantity and quality.
- Operate robots to perform customized tasks, such as environmental cleanup or explosive detection operations.