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Equipment Maintenance Technician

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Tesla, Inc.
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

3 skill sets | 38 total skills
Electricity and Electronics
Use of symbols for print reading and building simple circuits for understanding of AC/DC circuits
Reading and creating electrical schematic
Reversing motor circuits. Design and build on lab units
Fundamental understanding of the use of meters and test equipment
Fundamental knowledge of motors and transformers. How they work and their applications
Motor and Transformer types
Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)
Fundamental understanding of voltage, current, resistance and power in circuits
Fundamental understanding of inductance, capacitance and impedance in AC circuits
Sensors used in welding cells. How they work and their applications
Electromechanical vs. solid-state relays
Fundamental understanding of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70 and 79 importance and application
Introduction to ISO 13849-1 and ISO 60261
Overview of Risk assessments to determine safety required for a cell or area
Fundamentals of safety buyoffs
B11 Family of Regulations , 811.19 Guarding
Fundamentals of NFPA 70E pertaining to Arc Flash
Wire Colors importance
Design of control circuits
Encoders vs. Resolvers - Differences, what are they and where are they used
Servo vs. Steppers - Differences, What are they and where are they used linear
Potentiometers - Different types and applications
Basic electronics - Fundamental understanding of Components
Create a basic power supply, or other circuit to provide hands on insight to what happens on Printed Circuit Board (PCB) and controllers.
PCB and controllers
Material Handling
Safety II
Basic Robotic Industry Association (RIA) 15.06 II
Create, execute and evaluate simple programs using training robot in lab II
Fundamental concepts of operation II
Program Registers, User Frames
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
PLC Basics and quick build of basic programs
Fundamental concepts of programmable logic controllers
Principles of operation II
Identify and describe digital logic vs. analog circuits
Timers and counters II
Create, execute and evaluate programs
Troubleshooting Lab units

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