Profession pneumatic systems technician

Pneumatic systems technicians use blueprints and technical documentation to assemble and install equipment operated by gas or air under pressure. They set up the systems according to engineering specifications and test them to ensure good functioning order. They may also perform maintenance and repair work on installed pneumatic equipment.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Pneumatics

    The application of pressurised gas to produce mechanical motion.

  • 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.

Skills

  • Read standard blueprints

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

  • 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.

  • Install pneumatic systems

    Install systems and components that use pneumatics to create mechanical movements such as air brakes, pneumatic cylinders, air compressors and other systems.

  • Install electrical and electronic equipment

    Install equipment which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work, or equipment to generate, transfer or measure such currents and fields. This equipment includes switchboards, electric motors, generators or direct current systems.

  • 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.

  • Consult technical resources

    Read and interpret such technical resources such as digital or paper drawings and adjustment data in order to properly set up a machine or working tool, or to assemble mechanical equipment.

  • 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.

  • Operate welding equipment

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform maintenance on installed equipment provide customer information related to repairs troubleshoot control air flow replace defect components provide technical documentation prepare compliance documents liaise with engineers order supplies estimate restoration costs conduct routine machinery checks apply technical communication skills fluid mechanics write records for repairs operate precision measuring equipment issue sales invoices

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