Profession electromechanical equipment assembler

Electromechanical equipment assemblers read and interpret blueprints, drawings and instructions to assemble or modify electromechanical equipment or devices. They inspect and test the completed units to guarantee good working order and compliance with specifications and standards.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Electricity

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

  • 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 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 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Assemble electrical components

    Assemble switches, electrical controls, circuit boards and other electrical components by using hand and soldering equipment.

  • Assemble electronic units

    Assemble and maintain electronic components and electronic circuits; comprehend manufacturer's manuals and engineering instructions; utilise hand and power tools.

  • Fasten components

    Fasten components together according to blueprints and technical plans in order to create subassemblies or finished products.

  • 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.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Operate electronic measuring instruments

    Tend a wide variety of devices for measuring electronic characteristics of system components, such as optical power meter, fibre power meter, digital power meter and multimeter.

  • Align components

    Align and lay out components in order to put them together correctly according to blueprints and technical plans.

  • 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.

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • 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.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

Optional knowledge and skills

cut metal products use testing equipment operate lifting equipment engineering processes manipulate metal apply soldering techniques inspect quality of products repair wiring use power tools liaise with engineers maintain electrical equipment operate drill press maintain electronic equipment clean components during assembly operate soldering equipment conduct performance tests solder electronics apply spot welding techniques test electronic units adjust manufacturing equipment keep records of work progress