Industrial Automation technicians build engineering systems for the automation industry. Industrial Automation is concerned with mechanics, electronics and computer technology. The computer technology element covers information technology applications, programmable machine control systems and technology which enable communication between machines, equipment and people.
This category combines skills in mechanics, pneumatics, electronically controlled systems, PLC programming and system development. Industrial Automation technicians design, build, maintain and repair automated equipment and program equipment control systems. Industrial Automation top performers are able to meet a variety of needs within the industry. They carry out mechanical maintenance, equipment building and component machining. They also cover equipment information gathering components (sensors) and regulating units.
Automation production line is widely used in automated industrial production, such as food and beverages, medical, automotive and semiconductor industries to name a few.