Profession electrical mechanic

Electrical mechanics install, repair and maintain mechanical and electrical components of machinery, tools and equipment. They test electrical parts to ensure efficiency and make improvements accordingly.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Electronics

    The functioning of electronic circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including programming and applications. Apply this knowledge to ensure electronic equipment runs smoothly.

  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • Electromechanics

    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 safety regulations

    The safety measures, standards and regulations for working with electrical equipment and the installation, operation and maintenance of electrical wiring and installations.

  • Electricity

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


  • Use precision tools

    Use electronic, mechanical, electric, or optical precision tools for precision work.

  • Maintain electromechanical equipment

    Diagnose and detect malfunctions in electromechanical components and systems and remove, replace, or repair these components when necessary. Execute preventative equipment maintenance tasks, such as storing the components and machines in clean, dust-free, and non-humid spaces.

  • Comply with electrical safety regulations

    Comply with safety measures, standards and regulations for working with electrical equipment and the installation, operation and maintenance of electrical wiring and installations.

  • Apply safety management

    Apply and supervise measures and regulations concerning security and safety in order to maintain a safe environment in the workplace.

  • Contribute to a safe working environment

    Apply basic safety rules according to training and instruction and based on a solid understanding of the risks to you and your colleagues.

  • Test electromechanical systems

    Test electromechanical systems, machines, and components using appropriate equipment. Gather and analyse data. Monitor and evaluate system performance and take action if needed.

  • Apply safety measures

    Perform tasks and operations taking into account the safety regulations and standards and applying them in order to prevent incidents or hazards.

  • Wear appropriate protective gear

    Wear relevant and necessary protective gear, such as protective goggles or other eye protection, hard hats, safety gloves.

  • 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.

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

    Identify, report and repair equipment damage and malfunctions; communicate with field representatives and manufacturers to obtain repair and replacement components.

  • 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.

  • Assemble electromechanical systems

    Put together electromechanical equipment and machinery according to specifications.

  • Maintain electrical equipment

    Test electrical equipment for malfunctions. Take safety measures, company guidelines, and legislation concerning electrical equipment into account. Clean, repair and replace parts and connections as required.

  • Splice cable

    Join and weave electric and communications cable and trunk lines together.

  • Calibrate electromechanical system

    Correct and adjust the reliability of an electromechanical system by measuring output and comparing results with the data of a reference device or a set of standardised results. This is done in regular intervals which are set by the manufacturer.

  • Fit mechanised equipment

    Fit mechanical equipment such as hoists and winches to various types of car chassis.

  • Test electronic units

    Test electronic units using appropriate equipment. Gather and analyse data. Monitor and evaluate system performance and take action if needed.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Inspect electrical supplies

    Check electrical supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems.

Optional knowledge and skills

repair battery components operate soldering equipment replace defect components apply coating to electrical equipment maintain electrical engines battery components troubleshoot electrical testing methods assemble mechatronic units electric generators electrical wiring plans make electrical calculations install electricity sockets order electrical supplies assemble electronic units write inspection reports soldering techniques install circuit breakers install automotive electrical equipment answer requests for quotation install electric switches repair wiring automation technology electrical wire accessories

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