Profession fluid power technician

Fluid power technicians install and assemble equipment that uses liquid or gas pressure to transmit or regulate power. They also perform tests on and maintain this equipment.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Fluid mechanics

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

  • 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

  • Install hydraulic systems

    Install systems and components that use liquid fluid power to create mechanical movements such as hydraulic pumps, valves, hydraulic motors, hydraulic cylinders and other elements that power hydraulic machinery.

  • Secure working area

    Secure the operation site fixing boundaries, restricting access, placing signs and taking other measures in order to guarantee public and staff safety.

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

    Identify, report and repair equipment damage and malfunctions; communicate with field representatives and manufacturers to obtain repair and replacement components.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

  • Read standard blueprints

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

  • Operate welding equipment

    Use welding equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel; wear protective eyewear during the working process.

Optional knowledge and skills

liaise with engineers operate industrial equipment provide customer information related to repairs replace defect components estimate restoration costs issue sales invoices operate precision measuring equipment provide technical documentation prepare compliance documents install electrical and electronic equipment troubleshoot perform maintenance on installed equipment order supplies conduct routine machinery checks apply technical communication skills write records for repairs dispose of hazardous waste