Profession electric meter technician
Electric meter technicians install and maintain electric meter systems in facilities or buildings. They install the equipment in accordance with regulations and repair faults and other problems. They test the equipment and advise on the use and care.
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- Realistic / Investigative
- Realistic / Conventional
- Electricity principles
Electricity is created when electric current flows along a conductor. It entails the movement of free electrons between atoms. The more free electrons are present in a material, the better this material conducts. The three main parameters of electricity are the voltage, current (ampère), and resistance (ohm).
- Electrical wire accessories
Electrical wire and cable products and accessories, such as electrical connectors, splices, and wire insulation.
- Electrical equipment regulations
The national and international regulations with regards to the use and manufacture of electrical equipment on the workfloor. These regulations provide rules and guidelines on topics such as general risk management, electrical equipment manufacture, electrical equipment testing, electrical equipment installation, warning labels, and certificates.
- Electrical wiring plans
Pictorial representation of an electrical circuit. It shows the components of the circuit as simplified shapes, and the power and signal connections between the devices. It gives information about the relative position and arrangement of devices and terminals on the devices, to help in building or servicing the device. A wiring diagram is often used to troubleshoot problems and to make sure that all the connections have been made and that everything is present.
Understand the principles of electricity and electrical power circuits, as well as the associated risks.
- Install electrical and electronic equipment
Install equipment which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work, or equipment to generate, transfer or measure such currents and fields. This equipment includes switchboards, electric motors, generators or direct current systems.
- Use technical documentation
Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.
- Inspect electrical supplies
Check electrical supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems.
- Apply health and safety standards
Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.
- Use testing equipment
Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.
- Measure electrical characteristics
Measure voltage, current, resistance or other electrical characteristics by using electrical measuring equipment such as multimeters, voltmeters, and ammeters.
- Use wire hand tools
Be able to use wire hand tools, such as crimp tools, cable strippers, and cable cutters.
- Use electrical wire tools
Use tools to manipulate wire which will be used for electrical purposes, such as wire strippers, crimpers, soldering irons, torque wrenches, and heat guns.
- Identify faults in utility meters
Monitor the measuring instruments which calculate the consumption of utilities such as water, gas, electricity, and heat, in order to assess whether the readings are accurate, and to identify damage and need for repairs and maintenance.
- Install electricity meter
Place an electricity meter connecting the building to the electrical grid. The meter measures the amount of electricity used. Connect the appropriate wires to the electricity meter and configure the device.