Electro-mechanical technicians held about 14,700 jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most electro-mechanical technicians were as follows:
Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing
Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing
Support activities for mining
Electro-mechanical technicians work closely with electrical and mechanical engineers. They work in many industrial environments, including energy, plastics, computer, and communications equipment manufacturing, and aerospace. They often work both at production sites and in offices.
Because their job involves manual work with many machines and types of equipment, electro-mechanical technicians are sometimes exposed to hazards from equipment or toxic materials. However, incidents are rare as long as they follow proper safety procedures.
Electro-mechanical technicians often work for larger companies in manufacturing or for engineering firms. Like others at these firms, these technicians tend to work regular shifts. However, sometimes they must work longer hours to make repairs so that manufacturing operations can continue.