Profession industrial machinery mechanic

Industrial machinery mechanics work on new machinery and equipment in operation. They set up for the specific application and build accessories if necessary, perform maintenance and repair, and run diagnostics to find faults in systems or parts that need replacing.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Pneumatics

    The application of pressurised gas to produce mechanical motion.

  • Electricity

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • Inspect industrial equipment

    Inspect equipment used during industrial activities such as manufacturing or construction equipment in order to ensure that the equipment complies with health, safety, and environmental legislation.

  • Perform maintenance on installed equipment

    Perform the maintenance on installed equipment on-site. Follow procedures to avoid uninstalling equipment from machinery or vehicles.

  • Write records for repairs

    Write records of the repairs and maintenance interventions undertaken, of parts and materials used, and other repair facts.

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of 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.

  • Conduct routine machinery checks

    Check machinery and equipment to ensure reliable performance during use and operations in worksites.

Optional knowledge and skills

lay pipe installation prepare compliance documents issue sales invoices provide technical documentation operate industrial equipment manufacturing of taps and valves consult technical resources apply technical communication skills install electrical and electronic equipment operate soldering equipment manufacturing of pumps and compressors record test data install pneumatic systems dispose of hazardous waste install hydraulic systems manufacturing of office equipment estimate restoration costs order supplies perform ict troubleshooting provide customer information related to repairs operate welding equipment