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Mechatronics Technician/Engineer (Basic, Fitter-Focus)

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

Competency-Based Skills

8 skill sets | 54 total skills
Follows work processes closely to ensure a safe environment
Identifies contact points within organization
Follows company policies and regulations
Recognizes safety, health, and environmental requirements in all departments
Recognizes safety machinery procedures
Communicates and works well within a team environment
Reliably follows the instructions of others
Willingly asks questions about things not fully understood
Works with due regard for the safety of others
Establishes a system of maintaining appropriate notes and reminders and completes any required logs, calibration records, etc.
Ensures proper communications between previous and next shifts, with both operations and supervision
Identifies problems and changes which could lead to problems by exchanging information with operators, supervisors, and others
Establishes trust and rapport with operators, supervisors, and others
Works capably with technical documentation
Reads and interprets mechanical drawings
Reads and interprets fluid power (hydraulics/pneumatics)
Reads and interprets electrical drawings
Reads and interprets Process and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) and process control loop drawings
Reads and interprets vendor information
Works capably with a computer
Uses a personal computer (PC) with appropriate windows or Linux operating systems
Uses basic computer office tools such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
Uses a browser and accesses the internet to retrieve information, configures wired and wireless networking, and installs applications
Uses a tablet device
Adds user accounts to a PC
Installs and uses antivirus software and follows a security policy
Installs and sets up a machine
Locates a machine according to a print
Levels a machine (noncritical machines +/- 1/8")
Verifies circuit size and protection
Verifies proper voltage and phasing, grounding, and proper guards are in place
Installs proper mounts and raceways for adding a component (such as a sensor) or interlocking a machine
Properly sizes, installs, labels, and tests circuit conductors for adding a component or interlocking a machine
Properly lays out, cuts, drills, taps, and assembles a control station for an addition to a machine
Connects compressed air to a machine from a supply header and verifies proper air pressures and volumes for a machine
Adds pneumatic or hydraulic components and lines to a machine
Aligns and adjusts shafts, motors, belts, and chains on a machine
Verifies proper operation of all safety devices and circuits on a machine and checks and verifies circuits on a machine
Checks, lubricates, and powers up a machine
Verifies proper current draw of a machine and machine operation according to a sequence of operation
Performs work with material transfer conveyors
Assembles rollers and belts
Adjusts height and distance to adjoining belts
Reverses direction of travel
Sets and adjusts tracking
Measures and adjusts belt speed
Determines if proper guards are in place
Adjusts and modifies guards and verifies safe operation meets OSHA standards
Understands, identifies, locates malfunctions, removes, replaces, adjusts, and returns to service industrial components
Installs and troubleshoots key mechanical components
Installs and troubleshoots electrical components
Installs and troubleshoots electronic sensors and components
Installs and troubleshoots electrical control components
Installs and troubleshoots fluid power components
Installs and troubleshoots vacuum system components
Works with PLCs
Installs basic components of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) including racks, ethernet, power supply, processor, and single point digital input/output modules
Connects power and digital input/output (I/O) wiring to a PLC
Selects and appropriately connects sinking and sourcing inputs and outputs
Configures and connects a laptop or other programming device to a PLC to upload, download, and save a program
Changes preset timer and counter values and applies and removes forces from a program
Troubleshoots a machine or process by observing PLC indicator lights and reviewing the PLC software ladder diagram (relays, timers, and counters)

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