Industrial Automation Technology

Industrial Automation Technology Careers

Graduates generally work in industrial maintenance positions and find employment in manufacturing, food processing, and business environments. Positions include but are not limited to: 

  • CNC installation/maintenance technician
  • Industrial electricians
  • Industrial mechanics
  • Industrial programmers
  • Industrial maintenance workers

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Robotics Technicians $42,300 $60,400 $69,500
Industrial Machinery Mechanics $35,400 $48,200 $54,700
Machinery Maintenance Workers $30,100 $42,700 $49,000
General Maintenance and Repair Workers $24,600 $37,800 $44,400

Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

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Blackhawk Engineering Cedar Falls, IA
ConAgra Foods, Inc. Waterloo, IA
Iowa Laser Technology Cedar Falls, IA
John Deere Waterloo, IA
Nestlé USA Waverly, IA
Rockwell Automation Cedar Rapids, IA
Target Distribution Center Cedar Falls, IA
Tyson Foods, Inc. Waterloo, IA

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