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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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Electricity

    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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

assemble electrical components calibrate electromechanical system use cam software power electronics repair wiring assemble machines cad software cut metal products work safely with machines keep records of work progress write technical reports resolve equipment malfunctions apply technical communication skills maintain electromechanical equipment power engineering operate lifting equipment cae software electrical power safety regulations electrical engineering integrate new products in manufacturing mechanical engineering use power tools monitor machine operations program firmware