Automation engineers, who design, develop, test, implement and manage sensor and robotic systems for applications across various tech sectors, receive the career memes treatment this week.
An automation engineer can find work in industries that use robots or machines to carry out specific functions, such as electronics manufacturing. They can also find employment in areas such as medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
Prior to working, an automation engineer will usually have completed an education in engineering that includes a focus on maths, statistics, robotics and systems, such as automation and manufacturing systems.
Skills an automation engineer requires are creativity, communication, troubleshooting, manual dexterity, attention to detail, and understanding computer programming and software development.
Career prospects for automation engineers are excellent, Dublin Institute of Technology reveals, with an average annual salary of €37,718, according to PayScale.com.