An Electro-Mechanic is responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing electromechanical equipment in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, and transportation. The job requires a combination of electrical and mechanical knowledge, and the ability to interpret technical drawings and schematics.


  • Install, maintain, and repair electrical and mechanical equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose problems with electromechanical equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment to ensure its proper functioning.
  • Use hand and power tools to repair and adjust equipment.
  • Interpret technical drawings, schematics, and manuals.
  • Collaborate with other technicians and engineers to solve complex problems.


  • Knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and schematics.
  • Familiarity with hand and power tools.
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Good time management and organization skills.
  • Attention to detail and quality.

Personal Requirements

  • Analytical and logical thinking.
  • Patient and methodical.
  • Detail-oriented and precise.
  • Creative and innovative.
  • Comfortable with working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
An Electro-Mechanic is an important role in the industrial sector that requires a combination of electrical and mechanical skills. They play a critical role in maintaining and repairing electromechanical equipment to ensure the smooth functioning of various industries. Successful Electro-mechanics must possess the necessary technical knowledge, communication skills, and attention to detail.


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