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Professional profile

The Advanced Technician in digital automation works in the digital management of automated industrial plants. S/he installs and tests advanced automation plants. S/he develops the integration of end-of-line production systems by means of applications and digital instruments for the acquisition, control and supervision of production data flows. S/he combines skills in automation, PLC and IT programming to operate on individual plants and integrate automated lines within flexible and reconfigurable production-logistics chains. S/he can work to meet the customer’s customization needs.

Occupational fields

In companies that design and produce customized solutions for the automated and integrated management of production and logistics lines in a variety of sectors such as:

  • Automation
  • Mechatronics
  • Packaging
  • Tissue and Paper
  • Food, Textile, Ceramic

Job positions

The Advanced Technician in digital automation works in data acquisition, supervision and digital control of automated and robot systems, IT and PLC programming for automation plants, installation, configuration and testing of customized lines and automation systems, in the company and at the customer’s site.

To work as a

  • Technician for digital control of production and automated systems
  • Technician for the acquisition and control of plant and robot data
  • Technician for industrial software configuration
  • Technician for the configuration of digital applications and the integration of production and integrated logistics
  • PLC programming technician
  • IT programming technician
  • Electronic/sw testing technician
  • Technician for the installation of digital automation plants at the customer’s site
Digital automation maker
Piano di studi Digital automation maker
Teamwork module

The program includes transversal skills modules concerning teamwork, organizational communication in the company, and the basics of leadership. These skills are fundamental to communicate and implement expertise in organizations.

Covid and teaching

ITS MAKER promptly adopted not only all necessary procedures for distance teaching, but also new solutions for lab practice, while also providing technical support for students who may be having difficulties with online classes.


ITS MAKER’S teaching programs are studies together with the companies to meet the needs of the job market

ITS MAKER’S students talk about themselves!

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Listen to our graduate advanced technicians and know about how they found their dream job (in Italian).

Erberto Iannarella

Automation and packaging


Fabio Farati

Automation and packaging


Simone D'Autilio

Mechatronic Systems