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Mechatronics Technician

Hybrid Apprenticeship
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O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Time-Based Skills

8 skill sets | 58 total skills
Safety Processes - 250 req. hrs
Identifies contact points within organization
Follows company policies and regulations
Recognizes safety, health and environmental requirements
Recognizes safety machinery procedures
Communication - 100 req. hrs
Ensure proper communication between shifts, operations and supervision
Establishes trust and rapport with operators, supervisors and others
Willingly asks questions about things not fully understood
Maintains proper documentation, logs and calibration records
Regards the safety of others by assisting and teaching
Willingly asks questions when not fully understood
Reliably follows the instructions of others
Technical Documentation - 100 req. hrs
Reads and interprets vendor information
Reads and interprets Process and Instrumentation Diagram (PandID) and process and control loop drawings
Reads and interprets electrical drawings
Reads and interprets fluid power (hydraulics/pneumatics) drawings
Reads and interprets mechanical drawings
Computer Knowledge - 50 req. hrs
Installs and uses anti-virus software according to security policy
Adds user accounts to a PC
Uses a tablet device
Access the internet to retrieve information, configures wired and wireless networking. Installs applications
Uses basic computer office tools
Uses a PC with appropriate Windows or Linux operating systems
Machine Install and Setup - 100 req. hrs
Checks, lubricates and powers up equipment
Verifies proper current draw of equipment and equipment operation according to sequence of operation
Verifies proper operation of all safety devices and circuits on equipment, checks and verifies circuits on the equipment
Aligns and adjusts shafts, motors, belts and chains on equipment
Adds pneumatic or hydraulic components and lines to a machine
Connects compressed air to a machine from a supply header and verifies proper air pressures and volumes for equipment
Properly lays out, cuts, drills, taps and assembles a control station for an addition to existing equipment
Properly sizes, installs, labels and tests circuit conductors for adding a component or interlocking equipment
Installs proper mounts and raceways for adding a component (such as a sensor) or interlocking equipment
Verifies proper voltage and phasing, grounding and proper guards are in place
Verifies circuit size and protection
Levels a machine (non-critical machines +/- 1/8”)
Locates machine according to print
Conveyor Expertise - 400 req. hrs
Adjusts and modifies guards and validates safe operation meets compliance
Determines if proper guards are in place
Measures and adjusts belt speed
Sets and adjusts tracking
Reverses direction of travel
Adjusts height and distance to adjoining belts
Assembles rollers and belts
Troubleshooting and Return to Service - 2000 req. hrs
Installs and troubleshoots vacuum systems components
Installs and troubleshoots fluid power components
Installs and troubleshoots electrical control components
Installs and troubleshoots electronic sensors and components
Installs and troubleshoots electrical components
Installs and troubleshoots key mechanical components
PLCs - 1000 req. hrs
Troubleshoots equipment or process utilizing PLC or PAC that implements closed loop process control and general purpose multi-axis motion control
Properly installs and terminates wiring for low level analog signals
Troubleshoots a PLC or a PLC controlled machine or process by observing input and output conditions and monitoring program in real-time
Adds a function to a machine or process that requires wiring of additional I/O and basic ladder logic programming
Troubleshoots equipment by observing PLC indicator lights and PLC ladder diagram (relays, timers and counters)
Changes preset timer and counter values, applies and removes forces from program
Configures and connects a laptop or other programming device to a PLC to upload, download and save program
Selects and appropriately connect sinking and sourcing inputs and outputs
Connects power and digital input/output wiring to PLC
Installs basic components of a PLC including racks, Ethernet, power supply, processor and single point digital input/output modules

Technical Instruction

Communications Courses - 80 req. hrs
Mathematics - 100 req. hrs
Safety - 100 req. hrs
Industrial Safety
First Aid

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