Profession electronic equipment inspector

Electronic equipment inspectors check electronic equipment for any defects and malfunctions. They ensure that the equipment is correctly assembled according to specifications and national and international regulations.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Electronic test procedures

    Testing protocols that enable a variety of analyses of electronic systems, products, and components. These tests include the testing of electrical properties, such as voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, and inductance as well as the testing of specific electronic components, such as the electron tubes, semiconductors, integrated circuits, and batteries. These tests include visual inspection, performance tests, environment tests, and safety tests.

  • Electronic components

    Devices and components that can be found in electronic systems. These devices can range from simple components such as amplifiers and oscillators, to more complex integrated packages, such as integrated circuits and printed circuit boards.

  • Instrument performance elements

    Elements that indicate or influence instrument performance. A first indication of the performance of the instrument is the accuracy or precision of the instrument, such as its response time, resolution, and range. A second indication of performance is the technical performance of the instrument, such as its power level, the electromagnetic interference, and transient voltages. A third indication of performance are environmental factors that can influence instrument performance, such as humidity, operating temperatures, or dust.

  • Quality assurance procedures

    The procedures to inspect a product or system to ensure that it is according to specifications and requirements.

  • Electronic equipment standards

    The national and international quality and safety standards and regulations with regards to the use and manufacture of electronic equipment and its components, such as semiconductors and printed circuit boards.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Types of electronics

    The different categories of electronics, such as consumer electronics, medical devices, microelectronics, computers, information and communication equipment, and measuring equipment.

  • Circuit diagrams

    Read and comprehend circuit diagrams showing the connections between the devices, such as power and signal connections.

Skills

  • Ensure conformity to specifications

    Ensure that the assembled products are conform to the specifications given.

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

  • Analyse test data

    Interpret and analyse data collected during testing in order to formulate conclusions, new insights or solutions.

  • Measure electrical characteristics

    Measure voltage, current, resistance or other electrical characteristics by using electrical measuring equipment such as multimeters, voltmeters, and ammeters.

  • Meet deadlines

    Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.

  • Test electronic units

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Communicate test results to other departments

    Communicate testing information such as testing schedules, samples testing statistics and test results, to the relevant departments.

  • Read standard blueprints

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

Optional knowledge and skills

check system parameters against reference values resolve equipment malfunctions research equipment needs power electronics remove defective products write inspection reports maintain test equipment perform test run send faulty equipment back to assembly line waste removal regulations keep records of work progress consumer electronics microelectronics calibrate electronic instruments liaise with engineers