Profession electrical equipment assembler

Electrical equipment assemblers are responsible for the assembly of electrical equipment. They assemble product components and wiring according to the blueprints.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Electrical discharge

    Tthe qualities and applications of electrical discharge, including voltage and electrodes.

  • Electrical wiring diagrams

    The visual schematic representation of an electrical circuit, its components, and the connections between these components.

  • 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).

  • Electricity

    Understand the principles of electricity and electrical power circuits, as well as the associated risks.

  • 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.

Skills

  • Remove defective products

    Remove defective materials from the production line.

  • Apply soldering techniques

    Apply and work with a variety of techniques in the process of soldering, such as soft soldering, silver soldering, induction soldering, resistance soldering, pipe soldering, mechanical and aluminium soldering.

  • Carry out measurements of parts

    Operate measurement instruments to measure parts of manufactured objects. Take into consideration specifications of manufacturers to perform the measuring.

  • Interpret electrical diagrams

    Read and comprehend blueprints and electrical diagrams; understand technical instructions and engineering manuals for assembling electrical equipment; understand electricity theory and electronic components.

  • Assemble electrical components

    Assemble switches, electrical controls, circuit boards and other electrical components by using hand and soldering equipment.

  • Ensure conformity to specifications

    Ensure that the assembled products are conform to the specifications given.

  • Fasten components

    Fasten components together according to blueprints and technical plans in order to create subassemblies or finished products.

  • Monitor manufacturing quality standards

    Monitor quality standards in manufacturing and finishing process.

  • Read assembly drawings

    Read and interpret drawings listing all the parts and subassemblies of a certain product. The drawing identifies the different components and materials and provides instructions on how to assemble a product.

  • Align components

    Align and lay out components in order to put them together correctly according to blueprints and technical plans.

  • Operate soldering equipment

    Use soldering equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel, such as a soldering gun, soldering torch, gas-powered iron, and others.

  • Meet deadlines

    Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.

Optional knowledge and skills

apply technical communication skills keep records of work progress switching devices install electric switches electric drives adjust manufacturing equipment electric motors inspect electrical supplies electromechanics provide documentation electrical wire accessories clean components during assembly electrical power safety regulations perform test run adjust voltage dispose of hazardous waste manufacture of electrical wire products power engineering electrical engineering wire harnesses electrical machines apply coating to electrical equipment electric generators resolve equipment malfunctions maintain electrical equipment waste removal regulations repair wiring install electrical and electronic equipment oversee logistics of finished products measure electrical characteristics use specialised tools in electric repairs replace defect components