Profession industrial machinery mechanic

Industrial machinery mechanics and repairers fit, install, examine, service and repair engines, industrial machinery and mechanical equipment, except motor vehicle, aircraft and electric motors.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

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Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Pneumatics

    The application of pressurised gas to produce mechanical motion.

  • 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.

  • Hydraulics

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

Skills

  • 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.

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

  • Perform maintenance on installed equipment

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

  • 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.

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • 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.

  • Perform test run

    Perform tests putting a system, machine, tool or other equipment through a series of actions under actual operating conditions in order to assess its reliability and suitability to realise its tasks, and adjust settings accordingly.

  • Write records for repairs

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Common job titles

  • Maintenance mechanic ($15/hr) (production floor)
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  • Production mechanic (weekend shift)
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  • 3rd shift maintenance mechanic
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