What is a Mechatronics Technician/Engineer?

The field of mechatronics is very broad and combines electronic, mechanical, computer and control skills.  Wherever there is automation you’ll find jobs that include robot installation and maintenance, automation equipment installation, troubleshooting and maintenance and PLC programming.  You’ll know how to install, maintain and repair the mechanical, controls, fluid power systems, electrical and electronic equipment found in a variety of different of fields. Plus, your mechatronics training will equip you to make sure HVAC, mechanical, electrical and computer-driven systems run.

Through the Mechatronics Certificate offered by Terra State Community College (with classes held at the Fostoria Learning Center) you’ll learn how to use robotics with programmable controllers, as well as conventional control systems, to solve problems in an industrial flexible manufacturing laboratory. You’ll train on electrical equipment such as DC and AC motors, controllers such as VFDs, Servo and Stepper systems, and Allen-Bradley, as well as Siemens programmable controllers with Rockwell RSLinx and RSLogix software. Troubleshooting hardware and software systems of an automated system, along with concepts of how they are integrated, are important parts of the training.  The goal of this program is to produce multi-craft skilled tradesmen to maintain plant equipment to maximize uptime and address the skilled labor shortage of our partner employers.

Employment Outlook 2014-24*

Mechatronics Technician—2% (mechanical engineering technicians)
Mechatronics Engineer—5% (mechanical engineers)

Median Salary 2015*

$53,910 (mechanical engineering technicians)
$83,590 (mechanical engineers)

Source: * US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Potential Occupations

  • Automation Technician
  • Integrated Manufacturing Technician
  • Field Service Representative
  • Flexible Manufacturing Technician
  • Process Engineer

Does a Career as a Mechatronics Technician/Engineer interest you?

If so, Terra State Community College is NOW ENROLLING for its Fall 2018 Mechatronics Certificate and short-term programs. To find out more contact:

Pam Aldrich,
Terra State Community College
Email: paldrich@terra.edu
Phone: 419-559-2411

Classes are held at the Fostoria Learning Center