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ERIC Number: EJ887927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0199-4786
You're a What? Automation Technician
Mullins, John
Occupational Outlook Quarterly, v54 n1 p58-59 Spr 2010
Many people think of automation as laborsaving technology, but it sure keeps Jim Duffell busy. Defined simply, automation is a technique for making a device run or a process occur with minimal direct human intervention. But the functions and technologies involved in automated manufacturing are complex. Nearly all functions, from orders coming in to products going out, are subject to automation. The technologies include mechanical, electrical, and computer, among others. It is the job of automation technicians like Jim to monitor, troubleshoot, and repair these complex systems. In this article, the author talks about automation technician and describes the functions of an automation technician.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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