Profession fluid power engineer

Fluid power engineers supervise the assembly, installation, maintenance, and testing of fluid power equipment in accordance with specified manufacturing processes. They create designs with schematics and assembly models, make drawings and bills of materials for components, and analyse equipment.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Principles of mechanical engineering

    Understand principles of mechanical engineering, physics, and materials science.

  • Fluid mechanics

    The characteristics and properties of fluids, including gases, liquids and plasmas, at rest and in motion, and the forces on them.

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.

  • Mechanical engineering

    Discipline that applies principles of physics, engineering and materials science to design, analyse, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems.

  • CAD software

    The computer-aided design (CAD) software for creating, modifying, analysing or optimising a design.

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. It involves the identification of patterns and formulating new conjectures based on them. Mathematicians strive to prove the truth or falsity of these conjectures. There are many fields of mathematics, some of which are widely used for practical applications.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • 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.

  • Hydraulics

    The power transmission systems that use the force of flowing liquids to transmit power.

  • Hydraulic fluid

    The various types, qualities and applications of hydraulic fluids used in metalworking processes such as forging and moulding, consisting out of mineral oils and water.

Skills

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Use a computer

    Utilise computer equipment or digital devices to facilitate quality control, data management, and communication. Follow instructions given by a computer programme, create computer files or documents.

  • 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.

  • Execute feasibility study

    Perform the evaluation and assessment of the potential of a project, plan, proposition or new idea. Realise a standardised study which is based on extensive investigation and research to support the process of decision making.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Provide technical documentation

    Prepare documentation for existing and upcoming products or services, describing their functionality and composition in such a way that it is understandable for a wide audience without technical background and compliant with defined requirements and standards. Keep documentation up to date.

  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

  • Use computer-aided engineering systems

    Use computer-aided engineering software to conduct stress analyses on engineering designs.

  • Use CAD software

    Use computer-aided design (CAD) systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimisation of a design.

Optional knowledge and skills

set up the controller of a machine cae software create a product's virtual model determine production feasibility quality and cycle time optimisation provide cost benefit analysis reports read standard blueprints 3d modelling provide advice to technicians monitor production developments execute analytical mathematical calculations blueprints material mechanics manage supplies use cam software design prototypes plan manufacturing processes determine production capacity pneumatics reverse engineering