Electrical mechanics or fitters install, maintain, test, repair and adjust mechanical and electrical appliances, wiring, equipment, fixtures, etc.
- Assemble and install electrical wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, fixtures, etc., using hand tools and power tools.
- Perform scheduled preventative maintenance tasks, such as checking, cleaning and repairing equipment, to detect and prevent problems.
- Diagnose faulty systems, apparatus, components, etc., using test and measuring equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of problems.
- Repair and adjust equipment, machines, defective components, etc.
- Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers or other components.
- Inspect electrical systems, equipment and components to identify hazards, defects and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
- Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, fixtures, etc., using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
- Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, fixtures, etc., based on job specifications and local codes.
- Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformity to building and safety codes.
- Inform and advise relevant persons (e.g. management) on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
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- 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.
- Building systems monitoring technology
Computer-based control systems that monitor mechanical and electrical equipment in a building such as HVAC, security and lighting systems.
- 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.
- Follow health and safety procedures in construction
Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.
- Install electricity sockets
Install electricity sockets into walls or sub-floor compartments. Isolate all electric cables in the socket to prevent accidents.
- Inspect electrical supplies
Check electrical supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems.
- Keep records of work progress
Maintain records of the progress of the work including time, defects, malfunctions, etc.
- Use safety equipment in construction
Use elements of protective clothing such as steel-tipped shoes, and gear such as protective goggles, in order to minimise risk of accidents in construction and to mitigate any injury if an accident does occur.
- Install lightning protection system
Fix the electrodes deep in the ground, fasten the metal conductors such as copper cables to the walls, and install the lightning conductor on the roof.
- Work in a construction team
Work as part of a team in a construction project. Communicate efficiently, sharing information with team members and reporting to supervisors. Follow instructions and adapt to changes in a flexible manner.
- 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.
- Bind wire
Bind cables or wire together using cable ties, conduit, cable lacing, sleeves, spot ties, cable clamps, or straps.
- 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.
- Splice cable
Join and weave electric and communications cable and trunk lines together.
- React to events in time-critical environments
Monitor the situation around you and anticipate. Be ready to take quick and appropriate action in case of unexpected events.
- Use precision tools
Use electronic, mechanical, electric, or optical precision tools for precision work.
- Install electric switches
Prepare wires for installation in a switch. Wire the switch. Install it securely in the right location.
- 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.
- Resolve equipment malfunctions
Identify, report and repair equipment damage and malfunctions; communicate with field representatives and manufacturers to obtain repair and replacement components.
- 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.
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