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

  • 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.

Skills

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

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

  • 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.

  • Operate welding equipment

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Read standard blueprints

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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