In an era where automation and technology play an increasingly central role in optimizing processes and increasing efficiency in diverse areas, from industry to everyday life, automation technicians play a crucial role.
Taking into account the importance of these automation technicians in the current technological scenario, it is essential to understand how to stand out and prosper in this profession.
During our 37 years of experience dealing with and training professionals in this area on a daily basis, we have learned several concepts.
In this article, we will explore with you what being an automation technician entails, the necessary skills, career opportunities and some suggestions for excelling in this profession.
Read on to find out more.
What is an Automation Technician?
A professional specialized in the installation, maintenance and repair of automatic systems.
These systems are applied in various areas, such as Industry, Commercial, business and residential buildings. They include, for example, robotics, access control systems, security, among others.
These professionals are multifaceted, being responsible for ensuring the efficient functioning of automatic systems, diagnosing and solving problems, and may also be involved in the programming and configuration of these systems.
It is a profession that requires a high level of technical competence and the ability to deal with a variety of technologies and equipment.
1. Technical and multidisciplinary knowledge
To stand out as an automation technician, it is essential to constantly invest in your training and education. Look for regular updates on the latest trends and technological advances, as well as deepen your knowledge of the automatic systems you work with.
Automation involves the integration of several disciplines, such as electronics, mechanics, IT and telecommunications. Developing multidisciplinary skills is vital to understanding and working effectively with automatic systems.
Try to learn about different technologies and concepts, allowing a comprehensive approach to the development and maintenance of automation.
2. Problem Solving Skills
The ability to identify and solve problems is fundamental. Automation technicians are often faced with complex situations that require creative solutions.
Developing this capacity will allow us to offer innovative and quick solutions, contributing to professional success.
3. Trust and understanding in the products and brands you work with
One of the fundamental pillars that support the success of an automation technician is also trust and full understanding of the products of the brands they work with.
By knowing in detail the characteristics, functionalities and particularities of the products and brands they deal with on a daily basis, automation technicians gain a valuable competitive advantage.
Deepening the understanding of the quality, durability and potential of automatic systems allows us to offer customers more effective solutions aligned with their specific needs.
Close links with brands facilitate the problem-solving process and provide more effective support to customers, consolidating the professional reputation of the automation technician in the sector.
Therefore, building success in this profession requires not only solid technical skills, but also a confidence and in-depth understanding of the tools and technologies you work with.
4. Professional, clear and transparent communication
It is essential to be able to communicate effectively with co-workers, suppliers and customers, in order to be able to explain problems and solutions in a professional, clear and transparent way.
Working together to achieve common goals requires fluid and understandable communication. Sharing ideas, strategies and processes transparently within the team not only optimizes performance, but also promotes an environment of trust and mutual cooperation.
Furthermore, when it comes to interacting with customers, professional communication is a business card that can make all the difference. Explaining the problems detected, the proposed solutions and the processes involved in a clear and accessible way is crucial.
Not only can the technician demonstrate technical expertise, but he also establishes a foundation of trust with the customer.
It is the art of establishing solid connections that guarantee not only operational efficiency, but also customer satisfaction and loyalty, crucial aspects for a successful career in this dynamic and challenging area.
5. Initiative and proactivity
In an area as dynamic as automation, proactivity is a competitive advantage. When an automation technician demonstrates proactivity, he is showing dedication to his profession and a genuine desire to grow and evolve.
Proactivity can manifest itself in several ways, from proactively identifying potential problems in automatic systems to proposing solutions that optimize performance and reliability.
The technicians who stand out are those who go beyond their basic responsibilities, who do not wait for problems to arise, but who anticipate and resolve them quickly and effectively. This is a posture that allows the technician to stand out and grow in his career significantly.
A path that also requires courage to leave your comfort zone, a willingness to embrace challenges and a constant passion for evolving.
Tips to stand out and achieve success as an automation technician
In addition to everything we have already mentioned previously, we can add:
• Continuing Education: Stay up to date with the latest trends and advances in automation and technology;
• Certifications: Seek to obtain relevant certifications in the area of automation to validate your skills and knowledge;
• Contact Network: Build a contact network for new opportunities and knowledge;
• Communication: Improve your communication skills, also invest in promoting your work through digital media such as your website and social networks;
• Proof of Value: Ask your clients for feedback and testimonials of your work. It’s always different when they are the ones expressing their happiness in working with you.
• Be ethical, transparent and consistent: Don’t promise what you can’t deliver.
Invest in your success with Motorline
In this article, we explore the essential role of automation technicians in an era where automation and technology shape our environments. We discuss the fundamental skills needed to excel in this profession, as well as the diverse career opportunities available to automation technicians.
However, we cannot underestimate the crucial role played by Motorline, which not only provides high-quality automation products, but also invests significantly in the support and development of professionals in this area.
Through the Motorline Academy, we have demonstrated our firm commitment to the continuous training and growth of automation technicians.
The Motorline Academy offers educational resources, from manuals to explanatory videos, that help automation technicians understand and work effectively with Motorline products.
And, looking to the future as well, Motorline plans to continue expanding its training offerings, with the intention of providing even more educational sessions to ensure that all professionals involved in automation are prepared for the ever-evolving challenges of technology.