"With robotics you get to focus on more than one thing. You experience a whole range of technological areas."
The demand for computer controlled robotics automation is expected to increase over the next five years, due to manufacturer interest.
Amsden is a robotics technician for E-One Moli Energy, a company that
produces lithium ion batteries, the kind that recharge and have a longer
life. Jessica's pretty charged herself, doing maintenance on the automated
equipment used to manufacture the batteries. She also does project work,
installing new equipment and doing equipment modifications. Her job activities
range from simple mechanical servicing to using sophisticated software
programs to troubleshoot or update equipment. A typical day would find
her at the workbench or in the production area taking care of business.
Did you know? The word "robot" came from the Czech word "robota" which means forced labor.
Jessica was the first woman to ever graduate from the Robotics and Automation program at BCIT since it began in the early 80s. Her advice to other women considering this type of career is to stick with it. School is hard, but it will pay off. A robotics technologist earns between $21,710 through $62,540 annually.
of the 650,000 robots installed worldwide have been used in manufacturing.
Typical applications are welding cars, spraying paint and loading and
unloading machines. These robots are mainly used by the automobile and
Education: Robotics and Automation program, BCIT
Hobbies: Tennis, rock climbing and rollerblading