A Mechatronics Technician is an electrical, mechanical, and electronics systems technician in industrial plants. The job includes work in automation and robotics in modern manufacturing processes. Work processes include installing, repairing, and maintaining equipment/devices. Workers typically troubleshoot, operate, and debug industrial computer and communication systems, including Programmable Logic Controls (PLC), and Human Machine Interface (HMI) technologies. They also machine metal and other materials, fabricate parts, and weld/join components.
The Mechatronics Technician Apprenticeship program is five years in length, with a minimum 10,000 hours. The apprentice attends 864 hours of paid, related instruction classes at Southwest Tech and will complete the Transition to Trainer course in the final year.