Profession rotating equipment mechanic

Rotating equipment mechanics are responsible for preventive and corrective maintenance activities for rotating equipment such as turbines, compressors, engines, and pumps. They ensure the availability and integrity of the installed systems and equipment in terms of safety and reliability.

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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.

  • Types of rotating equipment

    The types of equipment and machinery that have rotating parts, such as turbines, pumps, ventilators, centrifuges, engines and gearboxes.

Skills

  • Assemble machines

    Assemble machines according to instructions and specifications.

  • Read standard blueprints

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

  • Align components

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

  • Conduct routine machinery checks

    Check machinery and equipment to ensure reliable performance during use and operations in worksites.

  • 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.

  • Apply health and safety standards

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

  • Maintain rotating equipment

    Perform routine maintenance on rotating equipment to ensure that it is clean and in safe, working order.

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

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

  • Operate welding equipment

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

  • Repair rotating equipment

    Repair rotating equipment and replace defective components, parts and systems when necessary, using hand and power tools.

  • Fasten components

    Fasten components together according to blueprints and technical plans in order to create subassemblies or finished products.

  • Read engineering drawings

    Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

Optional knowledge and skills

engine components bolt engine parts disassemble engines evaluate engine performance operation of different engines liaise with engineers repair engines conduct performance tests use power tools electromechanics use testing equipment re-assemble engines wear appropriate protective gear adjust tightness of engine parts record test data write records for repairs