A true specialist in electronics, mechanics and computers, the robotics engineer creates robots that will be used to automate all types of tasks. Thus, it designs, programs, develops and maintains robots and robotic systems in order to optimize the automation of factories, for example by improving the autonomy of robots and by facilitating their integration into the production space.
It all depends on experience and country. A young engineer receives around € 3,200 gross / month and € 40,000 gross per year for a starting salary in France. After 5 years of experience, his remuneration can reach 45K to 50K € / year. Finally, in a long career, i.e. 10 to 15 years of experience, his salary can reach 60K to 70K € / year
The robotic engineer is sometimes also referred to as a control engineer or mechatronics engineer. These differences in name do not, however, imply significant differences in function.
Design, program, develop and maintain robots / robotic systems used in different industrial sectors: automotive, electronics, chemicals, medical, agriculture, construction, logistics.
According to its specialization: in installation, adjustment, maintenance or design. For the design, it first requires knowing the needs and technical specifics required via specifications. Thus, a prototype is produced in order to undergo multiple tests and trials in order to validate the final robot.
Mainly in university research centers, SMEs specializing in robotics, innovative start-ups, or directly in industry, mainly the automotive, aeronautics, defense, transport sectors, etc.
Versatility: mastery of multiple scientific and technical knowledge (mathematics, computer science, mechanics, electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics). Creativity: finding the appropriate technical solution. Open-mindedness: keep abreast of technological developments. Good interpersonal skills: team management and collaboration with specialists. Good level of English: to evolve in this innovative globalized and competitive market.