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

Knowledge

  • Electricity

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

  • 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.

Skills

  • Use precision tools

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

  • Test electronic units

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

  • Splice cable

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

  • Apply safety management

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

  • 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.

  • Fit mechanised equipment

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

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

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

  • 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.

  • Work ergonomically

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

  • 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.

  • Assemble electromechanical systems

    Put together electromechanical equipment and machinery according to specifications.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Inspect electrical supplies

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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