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Mechatronics Technician/Engineer (Intermediate, Installer-Focus)

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

Competency-Based Skills

10 skill sets | 89 total skills
Maintain safety and health at work while contributing to the avoidance of instances of environmental pollution caused by the company
Ascertain health and safety risk in the workplace and adopt measures for the avoidance of hazards
Deploy occupationally related health and safety and accident prevention measures
Describe behaviors when accidents occur and institute initial measures
Deploy regulations for preventative fire protection; describe behaviors in the event of a fire and initiate firefighting measures
Explain possible instances of environmental pollution caused by the company providing training and its contribution to environmental protection using examples
Follow company and technical communication guidelines
Procure and evaluate information
Conduct discussions with line managers, colleagues, and within the team in a manner appropriate to the situation; present facts and circumstances
Use opportunities to resolve conflicts
Handle IT systems and, in particular, deploy software and connect and use peripheral devices
Protect and secure data
Prepare protocols and reports using standard software
Read and use partial, group, and overall drawings
Read and use circuit documentation on sub-assemblies and devices used in fluid power
Read and use electrical, block, function, assembly, and connection plans
Utilize technical regulations, operating instructions, work directives, and other information
Explain products and work results on handover and provide initial instructions on function
Use company information and communication systems
Plan and control work processes and check and evaluate the quality of work
Stipulate stages of work in accordance with functional, technical production and business criteria
Stipulate and secure work processes in accordance with organizational and information criteria
Plan work in a team; assign tasks
Plan and setup the workplace
Request and provide materials, tools, and equipment in an order- related manner
Prepare processing machines for the work process
Calibrate tools, machine tools, testing and measuring equipment, and technical equipment ready for operational use; check and maintain such tools and equipment and initiate measures for the rectification of errors
Monitor, evaluate, and check own work and work done by others
Document materials, spare parts, work time, and technical checks
Observe standards and specifications for quality assurance of the products and secure quality in completing the order with due consideration for upstream and downstream divisions
Check, mark off, and label workpieces to ensure quality assurance
Measure lengths, observe tolerances, and check matching
Check areas for evenness, angularity, and precision of form, and evaluate the quality of surface areas
Monitor form of surface areas and characteristics of joining surfaces in accordance with technical requirements
Mark off and label workpieces
Measure angles and check them using angle gauges
Cut, separate, and reform manually or by machine and then join equipment
Select and use measuring instruments for the measurement and checking of lengths, angles, and areas
Saw sheet metals, boards, and metal and plastic profiles as marked out
File and chamfer areas and forms on workpieces so they are flat, angled, and parallel to measure
Create and deburr drill holes
Create internal and external screw threads
Process workpieces by turning
Process workpieces by milling
Cut metal and acrylic sheets profiles as marked out
Select and install fasteners according to torque specifications
Install dowels and pins
Join pipe connections
Weld, cut, deburr, and thread metal pipes
Install electrical subassemblies and components
Assemble, connect, and wire electrical components, housings, and circuit unit combinations
Select, install, connect, and label components for electrical auxiliary and circuit units
Install and label components for open- and closed- loop control; measure, test, and debug
Select, prepare, lay, and connect cables according to electrical load, routing, and purpose
Wire up sub-assemblies and devices using various methods according to documentation and prints
Correct errors and document changes to electrical prints
Measure and test electrical values and install and test hardware and software components
Specify measuring procedures and devices; assess measurement errors, and setup measuring equipment
Measure voltages, current; then select correct size of cables and/or conductors
Measure and test analog and digital signals
Check electrical parameters of sub-assemblies and components
Build electrical circuits and test function
Test hardware and software interfaces, compatibility of hardware components, and system requirements with software
Assemble and connect system components
Configure hardware; install and test software
Install and configure network systems
Test signals at interfaces, interpret protocols, and test systems
Carry out version changes of software
Document changes in hardware and software
Build and test control systems and program mechatronic systems
Install, connect, and test electrical and fluid power circuits
Build and connect electrical and fluid power circuits; test and adjust systems for the provision of electrical, pneumatic, or hydraulic pressure
Measure and adjust pressure in fluid power systems
Analyze assignment, in particular sequences and reciprocal effect, at interfaces of the system to be controlled
Align control concepts and select control equipment
Install sensors, actuators, and valving
Check and adjust the interaction of connected functions; consider interfaces in localizing errors
Evaluate control systems of different designs
Prepare, enter, and test application programs for control systems
Monitor program process in mechatronic systems; identify and rectify errors
Assemble subassemblies and components into machines and systems
Identify and troubleshoot sub-assemblies and components and check that characteristics are error-free
Carry out preliminary installations
Install lubricating and cooling systems
Install fluid power component, in particular cylinders and valves
Prepare, lay, and connect up pipes and hoses; check for leaks
Match sub-assemblies and components, adjust to the correct functionality, and secure position
Install mechanical drive systems, drives, gears, and coupling systems, and verify the functionality of movable parts
Install and connect circuit devices
Install, adjust, and connect sensors
Check functions during the installation process
Test and adjust the functioning of mechatronic systems
Install/troubleshoot signal processing sub-assemblies and check incoming and outgoing signals
Calibrate measuring equipment for the recording of pressure and temperature
Adjust sensing distance of sensors
Install and adjust actuators in accordance with technical specifications
Locate symptoms and faults for mechanical, fluidic, and electrical equipment through visual checks, testing, and measurement
Install and troubleshoot Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)
Install, test, and debug automated manufacturing equipment

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