Profession mechatronics assembler

Mechatronics assemblers assemble and maintain complex mechatronic equipment and machines, such as robots, elevators, and advanced home appliances. They build the mechanical, electrical, and electronic components, install software, set the systems in operation, and maintain and repair the components and systems.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Computer equipment

    The offered computers, computer peripheral equipment and software products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Mechatronics

    Multidisciplinary field of engineering that combines principles of electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, control engineering, computer engineering, and mechanical engineering in the design of products and manufacturing processes. The combination of these areas of engineering allows for the design and development of "smart" devices and the achievement of an optimal balance between mechanical structure and control.

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

  • Safety engineering

    The engineering discipline used to ensure that systems, machines and equipment work according to the set safety standards and laws, such as environmental law.

  • 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.

Skills

  • Install mechatronic equipment

    Install equipment used for the automation of a certain device or machine.

  • Apply assembly techniques

    Apply correct and up-to-date assembly methods in the production development process.

  • 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.

  • Clean components during assembly

    Clean components before fixing them to other compounds or units of components during the assembly process.

  • Assemble mechatronic units

    Assemble mechatronic units using mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, electronic, and information technology systems and components. Manipulate and attach metals through using welding and soldering techniques, glue, screws, and rivets. Install wiring. Install drive systems, sensors, actuators, and transducers. Mount switches, control devices, coverings, and protection.

  • Apply soldering techniques

    Apply and work with a variety of techniques in the process of soldering, such as soft soldering, silver soldering, induction soldering, resistance soldering, pipe soldering, mechanical and aluminium soldering.

  • Follow safety standards in industrial contexts

    Abide by safety procedures and standards for industrial contexts, mostly where machinery is involved.

  • Monitor machine operations

    Observing machine operations and evaluating product quality thereby ensuring conformity to standards.

  • Meet deadlines

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

  • Maintain mechatronic equipment

    Diagnose and detect malfunctions in mechatronics components and systems and remove, replace, or repair these components when necessary. Execute preventative equipment maintenance tasks, such as storing mechatronics components in clean, dust-free, and non-humid spaces.

  • Perform metal work

    Work with metal and iron materials in order to assemble individual pieces or structures.

  • Align components

    Align and lay out components in order to put them together correctly according to blueprints and technical plans.

  • Remove defective products

    Remove defective materials from the production line.

  • Troubleshoot

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

  • Read standard blueprints

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

  • Ensure conformity to specifications

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

Optional knowledge and skills

microelectronics instrumentation engineering ict system programming mechanical engineering robotics test mechatronic units assemble robots resolve equipment malfunctions use cam software measure electrical characteristics report defective manufacturing materials operate precision measuring equipment computer engineering set up the controller of a machine replace machines install hardware inspect quality of products check system parameters against reference values keep up with digital transformation of industrial processes electrical discharge install automation components electromechanics carry out measurements of parts assemble machines crimping electronics principles program firmware adjust manufacturing equipment replace defect components hydraulics automation technology pneumatics circuit diagrams

Common job titles

  • Laser assembler
  • Secondary-automation assembler
  • Assembly technician, level 4 (weekend shift)
  • Entry-level electronics assembler
  • Assembly technician / builder
  • Assembly technician (custom hydraulic)
  • Assembly technician
  • Machine builder /assembly technician
  • Manufacturing tech student