Profession electrical equipment inspector
Electrical equipment inspectors check finished electrical products for physical defects and faulty electrical connections. They record inspection results and send faulty assemblies back to production.
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- 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 testing methods
Test procedures performed on electrical equipment and machinery in order to check the performance and quality of the electrical equipment and their adherence to specifications. During these tests electrical properties, such as voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, and inductance, are measured using electrical measuring equipment, such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, and voltmeters.
The engineering processes that combine electrical and mechanical engineering in the application of electromechanics in devices that need electricity to create mechanical movement or devices that create electricity by mechanical movement.
- 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 diagrams
The visual schematic representation of an electrical circuit, its components, and the connections between these components.
- Electrical engineering
Understand electrical engineering, a field of engineering that deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism.
- Quality assurance procedures
The procedures to inspect a product or system to ensure that it is according to specifications and requirements.
- Electrical equipment components
The essential components of a certain electrical product, such as electrical wires, circuit breakers, and switches.
- Instrument performance elements
Elements that indicate or influence instrument performance. A first indication of the performance of the instrument is the accuracy or precision of the instrument, such as its response time, resolution, and range. A second indication of performance is the technical performance of the instrument, such as its power level, the electromagnetic interference, and transient voltages. A third indication of performance are environmental factors that can influence instrument performance, such as humidity, operating temperatures, or dust.
- Electrical discharge
Tthe qualities and applications of electrical discharge, including voltage and electrodes.
- Perform test run
Perform tests putting a system, machine, tool or other equipment through a series of actions under actual operating conditions in order to assess its reliability and suitability to realise its tasks, and adjust settings accordingly.
- Meet deadlines
Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.
- Operate precision measuring equipment
Measure the size of a processed part when checking and marking it to check if it is up to standard by use of two and three dimensional precision measuring equipment such as a caliper, a micrometer, and a measuring gauge.
- Measure electrical characteristics
Measure voltage, current, resistance or other electrical characteristics by using electrical measuring equipment such as multimeters, voltmeters, and ammeters.
- Analyse test data
Interpret and analyse data collected during testing in order to formulate conclusions, new insights or solutions.
- Communicate test results to other departments
Communicate testing information such as testing schedules, samples testing statistics and test results, to the relevant departments.
- Read engineering drawings
Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.
- Read standard blueprints
Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.
- Use testing equipment
Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.
- Use measurement instruments
Use different measurement instruments depending on the property to be measured. Utilise various instruments to measure length, area, volume, speed, energy, force, and others.
- 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.
- Inspect quality of products
Use various techniques to ensure the product quality is respecting the quality standards and specifications. Oversee defects, packaging and sendbacks of products to different production departments.
- Test electrical equipment
Test electrical systems, machines, and components and check electrical properties, such as voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, and inductance, using electrical testing and measuring equipment, such as a multimeter. Gather and analyse data. Monitor and evaluate system performance and take action if needed.
- 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.
Optional knowledge and skillsresolve equipment malfunctions electric motors electric generators test electromechanical systems send faulty equipment back to assembly line write inspection reports maintain electrical engines liaise with engineers electric drives electrical machines research equipment needs remove defective products electric clocks maintain electromechanical equipment maintain test equipment waste removal regulations keep records of work progress provide user support for electrical instruments maintain electrical equipment
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