Profession electromechanical engineering technician
Electromechanical engineering technicians collaborate with electromechanical engineers in the development of electromechanical equipment. Electromechanical engineering technicians are responsible for building, installing, testing, monitoring, and maintaining the electromechanical equipment, circuits and systems. They test this by the use of test instruments such as oscilloscopes and voltmeters. Electromechanical engineering technicians also use soldering equipment and hand tools to repair electromechanical equipment.
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- Realistic / Investigative
- Electrical wiring diagrams
The visual schematic representation of an electrical circuit, its components, and the connections between these components.
- Electrical machines
Electrical apparatus that are able to convert mechanical energy to electrical energy (generators), electrical energy to mechanical energy (motors), and change the voltage level of an AC or alternating current (transformers).
- 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.
- Design drawings
Understand design drawings detailing the design of products, tools, and engineering systems.
Understand the principles of electricity and electrical power circuits, as well as the associated risks.
- Electric motors
Motors which are able to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy.
- Electric drives
Electromechanical systems that utilise electric motors to control the movement and processes of electrical machinery.
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.
- Prepare pieces for joining
Prepare metal or other material workpieces for joining processes by cleaning the workpieces, checking their measurements with the technical plan and marking on the pieces where they'll be joined.
- Prepare production prototypes
Prepare early models or prototypes in order to test concepts and replicability possibilities. Create prototypes to assess for pre-production tests.
- Read standard blueprints
Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.
- Assist scientific research
Assist engineers or scientists with conducting experiments, performing analysis, developing new products or processes, constructing theory, and quality control.
- Record test data
Record data which has been identified specifically during preceding tests in order to verify that outputs of the test produce specific results or to review the reaction of the subject under exceptional or unusual input.
- Fasten components
Fasten components together according to blueprints and technical plans in order to create subassemblies or finished products.
- Adjust engineering designs
Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.
- 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.
- 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.
- Liaise with engineers
Collaborate with engineers to ensure common understanding and discuss product design, development and improvement.
- 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.
- 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.
- Align components
Align and lay out components in order to put them together correctly according to blueprints and technical plans.
- Assemble electromechanical systems
Put together electromechanical equipment and machinery according to specifications.
- 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.