Profession precision mechanic

Precision mechanics manufacture precision metal components for machines and assemble them into functional units. They also build electronic measuring and control components. Precision mechanics use milling, drilling, grinding and honing machines.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / 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.

  • Micromechanics

    The design and production of micromechanisms. Micromechanisms combine mechanical and electrical components in a single device that is less than 1mm across.

  • Precision mechanics

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

Skills

  • 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.

  • Use precision tools

    Use electronic, mechanical, electric, or optical precision tools for precision work.

  • Supply machine with appropriate tools

    Supply the machine with the necessary tools and items for a particular production purpose.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Set up the controller of a machine

    Set up and give commands to a machine by dispatching the appropriate data and input into the (computer) controller corresponding with the desired processed product.

  • 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.

  • Assemble machines

    Assemble machines according to instructions and specifications.

  • Supply machine

    Ensure the machine is fed the necessary and adequate materials and control the placement or automatic feed and retrieval of work pieces in the machines or machine tools on the production line.

  • Monitor automated machines

    Continuously check up on the automated machine's set-up and execution or make regular control rounds. If necessary, record and interpret data on the operating conditions of installations and equipment in order to identify abnormalities.

Optional knowledge and skills

manufacturing of taps and valves tend cnc milling machine assemble electrical components operate welding equipment use testing equipment conduct quality control analysis perform machine maintenance tend cnc drilling machine maintain records of maintenance interventions record test data assemble metal parts electronics assemble electronic units troubleshoot resolve equipment malfunctions apply precision metalworking techniques tend cnc laser cutting machine manufacturing of office equipment manufacturing of pumps and compressors tend cnc grinding machine operate soldering equipment dispose of hazardous waste tend computer numerical control lathe machine conduct routine machinery checks

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