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Polymechanics and Automation

Producing and installing parts for production machinery and equipment in areas that include electrical and mechanical engineering, and fitting hydraulics and mechanics.

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Why is this skill important?

Polymechanics technicians work in a wide range of settings using machining tools to produce and install parts for production machinery and equipment.

The profession requires understanding and skills in logic and automation control, electrical and circuitry work, hydraulics and pneumatics, mechanical and maintenance fitting, and related basic technologies.

The role involves identifying or remedying problems to avoid costly delays in production, as well as providing innovative and cost effective approaches to production.

Because the working environment is often sensitive; the exemplary practitioner promotes health and safety best practice and rigorously adheres to health and safety legislation.

Could this skill be for you?

If you like:

  • Making things
  • Complex problems
  • Using computers

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The Challenge

Important elements of the challenge include:

  • Polymechanics technicians carry out technical work in production plants

  • An understanding of basic electrical and circuitry work is needed for this Skill.

  • Using machining tools, parts for production machinery and equipment are produced and installed.

  • Competitors will be judged on their knowledge of engineering manufacturing processes.

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How to compete

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