Harshi,      May 4 2018 12:15PM

ElectroMechanical Maintenance Technician Jobs on the rise

Recent projections from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that engineering jobs will grow 4% over the coming 8 years. We’ve noticed already that there has been a steady rise in the need for Electro-Mechanical Technicians.

Electro-Mechanical Technicians work closely with electrical and mechanical engineers. You’ll find them in many industrial environments, including energy, plastics, computer, aerospace, and communications equipment manufacturing.

Electro-Mechanical Technicians typically have a high school diploma and would need an Electrician License or equivalent training/experience. They also need experience in installation and trouble shooting. These technicians have knowledge on PLC programming, AC/DC drives, and must be able to read blueprints and schematics. In general, they should have good troubleshooting skills.

Normally, an Associate Degree or technical certification is preferable for this job but taking courses in this career field would suffice as well. Community colleges and vocational trade schools offer courses for this career. Vocational trade schools place emphasis on skills that employers look for on the job and would be a wise decision for technicians.

The salary for Electro-Mechanical jobs can range from $16.36 - $28.69 per hour. Overtime rates range from $21.32 - $43.75/hr. The national average for these technicians is around $49,000 as per data from payscale.com.

In 2017, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that most Electro-Mechanical Technician jobs were found in California, Arizona, Texas, Massachusetts, Virginia, Minnesota and Pennsylvania. Colorado, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio were not too far behind, either. Indeed published over 3,000 openings for Electro-Mechanical Tech jobs across the country.

Based on the above facts, the Electrical Mechanical Technician profession is certainly gaining popularity. High school graduates who have an aptitude for technical degree should definitely be looking into this career. Synergy America has been in the staffing industry at for over 25 years, and we have seen a rise in demand for this talent.  We have had more requests from employers for candidates with these skills in the last 2 years and have not been able to keep up with the demand. These jobs are spread out all over the US – as you can see on our jobsite. If you are a certified Electro-Mechanical Maintenance Technician, head to our site to see all of the opportunities.