Electromechanical Technician

Job Description

The main functions of this occupation are the installation and repair of industrial electronic equipment, including variable speed drives, PLC equipment, process control systems, and a wide variety of automated control systems ranging from simple on-off control to robotics.

The required skills for this occupation are to be analytical and hold critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities, a good communicational capacity, and the engagement to work with a team. Finally, good knowledge of mechanics and the ability to understand complex diagrams and schematics are always useful and valued.

Concerning the working conditions, most job offers have full-time schedules, often more than 40 hours a week. Regarding contracts, they are mostly temporal with the possibility of continuing.

Necessary training and employment licenses

The are no specific qualifications required for this employment but any kind of course (average degree, higher degree, university degree, etc) related to mechanics, automobile vehicles, electromechanics, machine electromechanics, etc, is useful.

Labour market’s state-of-play and future prospects

It is a changing market, with the advent of new technologies such as electric cars. There is a lack of professionals in the sector and so there are many job opportunities due to the geographical transfer of working centers and the upcoming retirements.

EQF level

Electromechanical technician is under the EQF level 4 category.

List of Apprenticeship/VET Schools in Spain which provide education and/or training

  • IES Pere Martell
  • Centro de FP Juan XXIII
  • La Salle Barceloneta
  • IES Mare de Déu de la Mercè

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