Profession precision instrument assembler

Precision instrument assemblers read blueprints and assembly drawings to assemble precision instruments such as micrometers, gauges, thermostats and utility meters. They collect the different components and piece them together using hand tools or machinery. Furthermore they calibrate the instruments and test their precision.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Instrument performance elements

    Elements that indicate or influence instrument performance. A first indication of the performance of the instrument is the accuracy or precision of the instrument, such as its response time, resolution, and range. A second indication of performance is the technical performance of the instrument, such as its power level, the electromagnetic interference, and transient voltages. A third indication of performance are environmental factors that can influence instrument performance, such as humidity, operating temperatures, or dust.

  • Precision measuring instruments

    Instruments used for precision measuring or manufacture, such as micrometers, calipers, gauges, scales, and microscopes.

  • Precision mechanics

    Precision or fine mechanics is a subdiscipline in engineering that focuses on the design and development of smaller precision machines.

  • Instrumentation equipment

    The equipment and instruments used for the monitoring and controlling of processes, such as valves, regulators, circuit breakers, and relays.

  • Instrumentation engineering

    The science and engineering discipline that attempts to control process variables of production and manufacturing. It also focuses on the design of systems with desired behaviours. These systems use sensors to measure the output performance of the device that is being controlled.

  • 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.

  • Blueprints

    Must be able to read and understand blueprints, drawings and plans and maintain simple written records.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Set tolerances

    Align tolerances while inserting and placing different parts to avoid tolerance discrepancy and misfits in assembly.

  • Assemble instrumentation equipment

    Build systems and instruments which measure, control, and monitor processes. Fit the instrument parts such as power supplies, control units, lenses, springs, circuit boards, sensors, transmitters, and controllers.

  • Read standard blueprints

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

  • Report defective manufacturing materials

    Maintain required company records and forms in order to report any defective materials or questionable conditions of manufacturing machinery and equipment.

  • Calibrate precision instrument

    Examine the precision instruments and assess whether the instrument meets the quality standards and production specifications. Correct and adjust the reliability by measuring output and comparing results with the data of a reference device or a set of standardised results.

  • Test instrumentation equipment

    Check the instrumentation equipment for accuracy and performance using pneumatic, electronic, and electrical test and measuring equipment and hand tools.

  • Monitor manufacturing quality standards

    Monitor quality standards in manufacturing and finishing process.

  • Operate precision measuring equipment

    Measure the size of a processed part when checking and marking it to check if it is up to standard by use of two and three dimensional precision measuring equipment such as a caliper, a micrometer, and a measuring gauge.

  • Pack goods

    Pack different kinds of goods such as finished manufactured products or goods in use. Pack goods by hand in boxes, bags and other types of containers.

  • Wear appropriate protective gear

    Wear relevant and necessary protective gear, such as protective goggles or other eye protection, hard hats, safety gloves.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

Optional knowledge and skills

electronics align components inspect quality of products assemble measuring equipment adjust manufacturing equipment precision engineering meet deadlines remove defective products electromechanics carry out measurements of parts resolve equipment malfunctions use wrenches use hand tools automation technology maintain electronic equipment replace defect components electrical equipment regulations ensure conformity to specifications fasten components electronic equipment standards operate soldering equipment keep records of work progress metallurgy use power tools

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