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Industrial Control

Installing, troubleshooting, and maintaining industrial automated and electrical production systems.

Why is this skill important?

Industrial Control covers electrical installation; however, is now leaning more and more towards automation installation. There are a wide range of required technical skills, including installation of conduits, cables, instruments, devices and control centres. The practitioner will also need to design circuits and program programmable logic controllers, parameterize bus systems and configure human machine interfaces.

A key skill of the practitioner is troubleshooting both during installation and with an existing installation.

Keenly aware of business reputation and financial consequences of delays in production as a result of reliability issues on the production line, they will need to work in a logical manner; meet time constraints; and provide expert advice and guidance as well as innovative and cost effective solutions to production requirements, operations and problems. Because the work environment may hold potential hazards, the practitioner needs to proactively promote best practice in health and safety working and to rigorously adhere to health and safety rules and regulations.

Could this skill be for you?

If you like:

  • Complex problems
  • Using computers

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The Challenge

Important elements of the challenge include:

  • This Skill covers elements from electrical installation and automation installation.

  • Each Competitor will need to design or modify circuits.

  • Next, competitors will be tasked with the installation of electronic circuits.

  • Troubleshooting and fault finding is essential to this Skill.

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How to compete

To reach the level of skills required to compete in a WorldSkills Competition takes several years of training and dedication. But the best time to start is now.

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