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The Reliability and Maintenance Engineering (RME) Mechatronics and Robotics Apprenticeship (MRA) program is your ticket to a career in technical maintenance. Learn and work hard while having fun and making history.

Whether you’re a current employee looking to explore the world of robotics or an experienced technician looking to advance your technical skills, we’re excited to meet you!

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    What to expect

    At Amazon, we understand the growing need for skilled, educated professionals to handle the complexities of mechatronics and robotics technology. That’s why we’ve created the Mechatronics and Robotics Apprenticeship program, validated by the US Department of Labor. Here’s what you can expect:

    • Education and Certification

      Attend 12 weeks of paid training at a designated training provider where you’ll obtain four industry-recognized certifications and earn college credit toward a degree.

    • Comprehensive Training

      Along with receiving free room and board, you’ll learn from experienced mentors in both classroom and instructional lab settings.

    • Real-World Experience

      Following classroom instruction, you’ll transition to an Amazon facility and receive 2,000 hours of on-the-job mentorship from an experienced maintenance technician.

    • Technical Skills

      Throughout the program, you’ll acquire a wide range of technical skills, including industrial electricity, mechanical components, fluid power, and programmable logic controllers. No previous technical experience required.

    • Earn as You Learn

      Begin earning on the first day of orientation and receive competitive pay increases as you progress through the program.

    • Job Placement

      Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll receive a certificate from the US Department of Labor and swiftly transition to a guaranteed full-time role with Amazon’s RME team. Put your skills to use as you repair, troubleshoot, and support the machines that keep operations running smoothly.

    Feedback from the field

    See what our apprentices, mentors, and managers have to say.

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      Amazon has given me hope and a career path by investing in my growth and development. I get paid to learn what I love doing.

      Khurram MalikControl Systems Tech
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      Most of what determines how good you are at this job is working hard, asking questions when you’re stuck, and having the courage to jump in and physically get that experience. It’s one thing to watch something be done, but the real learning comes when you’ve got your hands on it. There’s absolutely nothing you can’t do with hard work, strategic planning, and support from a team.

      Wendy WyattMechatronics Junior Technician
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      The program did a great job of teaching me the fundamentals of [maintenance]. Even though I didn’t understand everything at first, I was able to keep up and follow along with the techs at my site from the moment I got there. This opportunity changed this divorced mother’s life.

      Katherine HopkinsRME MHE Technical Trainer (Former MJT)
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      My biggest success story was learning that my comfort zone was imaginary and that growth occurs when fear disappears.

      Dominique BrionesMechatronics Junior Technician

    RME Apprenticeship in the news

    • Learn about Apprenticeship at RME

      Amazon program pays employees to gain skills and learn about robotics. Here’s how to apply.

    • Amazon program offers free career training in robotics

      Upskilling program provides training in mechatronics and robotics—for careers in robotics—with hourly wages up to nearly 40% higher for employees upon completion.

    • Amazon provides on-the-job learning opportunities

      Recognizing the people and skills behind Amazon’s technical roles on National Skilled Trades Day.

    Employee stories

    Learn more about RME and hear from employees who participated in our apprenticeship program.

    • Meet Della

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      Hear about Della’s seven-year Amazon journey and how it all started with an apprenticeship.

    • Meet Elizabeth

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      Elizabeth always loved working with her hands. Find out how this MRA mentor started working with robots at Amazon.

    • Meet Kelly

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      This junior technician discusses the Hercules robot and the Mechatronics and our obotics Apprenticeship program.

    • Meet Victor and Vanessa

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      Mechatronics and Robotics apprentices Victor and Vanessa share what they enjoy about the program.

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