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					Skills for a strong Europe




                    Technical Outline ES2010
                        3090 Electronics
                For the execution of EuroSkills Competitions




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                        Technical Outline EuroSkills 2010
                           Skills Promotion Nr. 3090
The technical outline consists of the following elements:
• Section 1 – Competition, Demonstration, Try a trade event
• Section 2 – Test Project Design Criteria and Marking
• Section 3 – Skill-specific Safety Requirements
• Section 4 – Material and Equipment
• Section 5 – Sample Workfloor Setup

             The Technical Outline is in force if approved by the Board of ESPO.

                             Signed on behalf of the Board of ESPO


             Mr. Stefan Praschl                                Mr. Carlos Vintem




Date: 30.06.2009      Place: Lisbon              Date: 30.06.2009       Place: Lisbon




Note 1:
In the event of any conflict within the Technical Outlines, the English version will take
precedence.

Note 2:
Words implying male gender shall automatically imply female gender also.

Note 3:
The sections 1-5 of the Technical Outlines will be developed by ESPO Members until June
2009.




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SECTION 1 – Description of the Skills promotion and its content: Competition,
Demonstration, Try a trade event

1.1 Name of the Skills promotion

1.1.1 The name of the Skills promotion is Electronics.

1.1.2 The Skills promotion is part of the domain Manufacturing & Engineering Technology.

1.1.3 The Skills promotion consists of the trade Electronics Technician (ID 3091).

1.2 Description of the Skills promotion

1.2.1 Scope and importance of the trade in society:
Today companies and other organizations depend on complex electronic equipment for
many functions. Work is often combined with service, maintenance and product development
assistance in electronics industries. The employer can be a large company but electronics
technicians/engineers often demonstrate their skills in small electronics industries; these
companies are specialized in small series custom made electronic equipment and
prototypes.

Electronic systems are increasing in complexity making analysis and diagnosis more
challenging. The electronics technician works with a very wide variety of instruments (multi-
meters, signal generators, oscilloscopes etc) and advanced software programs. He has
become an indispensable partner in all types of industrial applications.

1.2.2 The trade consists of the following work processes and needs the following
competences:
Work processes:
 Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, technical manuals and
    engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of
    electronic theory and components.
 Test electronics units, using standard test equipment, and analyze results to evaluate
    performance and determine need for adjustment.
 Perform preventative maintenance and calibration of equipment and systems
 Adjust and replace defective or improperly functioning circuitry and electronics
    components, using hand tools and soldering iron.
 Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers and field
    representatives as necessary to procure replacement parts.
 Maintain system logs and manuals to document testing and operation of equipment.

To manage in these occupational tasks it is required that the technician is able to handle and
use following tools, equipment and software:
 High quality set of hand tools
 High quality Soldering or Desoldering stations
 High quality digital multimeters (DVM) and digital oscilloscopes
 Software
   o Computer aided design CAD software
   o Electronics circuit simulation programs
   o Development environment software, C-language
   o Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
   o Data base user interface and query software

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Typical work activities for a Electronics Technicians include:
 to assemble mechanical parts, build electronic equipment
 to solder different electronic components (normal, SMD, etc)
 to do measurements and analyze them it in electronic circuits with DVM, scope, etc
 to do modification of embedded system hardware (ATMega32) environment
 to do embedded system programming with C-language
 to do PCB layout design with electronics CAD
 to use electronics simulation programs
 to do troubleshooting of electronic equipment
 to do Complex Problem Solving in electronics systems
 to do Critical Thinking and freedom to Make Decisions
 to use of Electronic Mail daily
 to do Face-to-Face and Telephone Discussions
 to work within a Team
 to do all work according to principle of sustainability
 to do planning and organizing

1.2.3 The competences include general social/soft skills:
 Face-to-Face Discussions
 Ability to do presentations
 Carry out Group and team work

1.3 Scope of Skills promotion at EuroSkills

The Skills promotion consists of
 a Skills competition,
 a Skills Demonstration.
The competition consists of team performances. There will be two participants in each
competing team; they will work together on different tasks. Those tasks will be evaluated on
the same skills.

1.3.1 Description of the Skills competition:
The competition is a
 one trade team competition
The competition consists of team performances. There will be two participants in each
competing team; they will work together on different tasks. Those tasks will be evaluated on
the same skills.

1.3.2 Description of the Skills Demonstration:
One of the modules contains a demonstration, where the competing pair will demonstrate the
operation of a device to the jury and the audience, and will explain their solution in English.
There will be a break during the demonstration. The competitors who are active in the
demonstration will take turns when performing the tasks. The other teams are not allowed to
follow the demonstration.
A second demonstration will show a simple assembly of a PCB-board.

1.3.3 Description of the try a trade event:
not applicable




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SECTION 2 - TEST PROJECT DESIGN CRITERIA and MARKING

2.1 Format of the Test Project
The format of the Test Project is
 a single Test Project assessed in modules

2.2 Test Project Design requirements
The competitor will have to work out the following modules:
 Module 1: Assembling and commissioning of an electromechanical/electronic device
 Module 2: Designing and building of an electronics unit
 Module 3: Programming of electronics
 Module 4: Measuring and fault finding

2.3 Test Project developer
The Test Project/modules is/are developed by:
 some experts (NL, MT, FI, SK)

2.4 Test Project marking scheme
Each Test Project must be accompanied by a marking scheme proposal based on the
assessment criteria defined in Annex I.

2.4.1 The marking scheme proposal is developed by the person(s) developing the Test
Project. The detailed and final marking scheme is developed and agreed by all Experts at the
Competition.

2.4.2 No individual assessment is made!

2.4.3 Marking schemes should be entered into the CIS prior to the Competition.

2.5 Test Project selection
The Test Project is selected as follows
 not applicable

2.6 Test Project circulation
The Test Project is circulated 3 month before the current Competition via ESPO discussion
forums (except Test Projects with fault finding parts).

2.7. Assessment of Test Project
Annex I defines the assessment criteria and the number of marks (subjective and objective)
awarded. The total number of marks for all assessment criteria must be 100.


SECTION 3 – SKILL-SPECIFIC SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

Refer to Organizer Health & Safety documentation for Organizer regulations.
 Work clothes must comply with relevant safety standards.
 Safety standards require a minimum of safety glasses and covered footwear.




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SECTION 4 – MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT

4.1 Infrastructure List
The Infrastructure List lists all equipment, materials and facilities provided by the Organizer
or Competition Partner.
The Infrastructure List specifies the items & quantities requested by the Experts for the next
Competition. At each Competition, the Experts must review and update the Infrastructure List
in preparation for the next Competition. Experts must advise the Secretary General of any
increases in space and/or equipment.
The Infrastructure List does not include items that Competitors and/or Experts are required to
bring and items that Competitors are not allowed to bring – they are specified below.

General installations
 Tables (for instructions area)
 Chairs (for instructions area)
 Set office material
 Dataprojector
 Computer (common use)
 Printer b / w
 Working table (common use)
 Photocopier
 Silver screen
 Flipchart / Writer
 First Aid Kit
 Fire extinguisher
 Box Competitors
 Box Experts
 Cloakroom
 Cupboard lockable
 Clock
 Refrigerator
 Coffee machine
 Cleaning Set

Installation of workstations + expert
   Workstation + equipment panel
    - ESD table top
 Supply unit: (Integrated to table)
    - 1-phase supply unit:
    - Main switch
    - 16A thermal overload protector
    - RCD, 30 mA
 Digital storage oscilloscope: (Integrated to table)
    - Bandwidth: 60 MHz
    - Channels: 2
    - Sample rate: 1 Gs/s
 Sockets: (Integrated to table)
    - 4 x socket
 Emergency switch (Integrated to table)
 Soldering / rework station (Integrated to table)
    - Temperature controlled (200C…450C)
    - ESD-protected
    - SMD-tweezers & hot air pencil
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   VARIABLE AC POWER SUPPLY: (Integrated to table)
    - -0-250 V, 0-4 A, 1-phase, isolated
    - -Short-circuit protected
    - -Digital display
    - -Outputs from terminal screws or unearthed socket
   DMM (Integrated to table)
    - Diode test
   Constant DC power supply (Integrated to table)
    - Output 1: 1.5 V / 3 V / 4.5 V / 5 V / 6 V / 9 V: 1
    - Output 2: 5 V / 3.3 V: 3 A
    - Output 3: 12 V / 15 V: 1 A
    - Output 4: 12 V / 15 V: 1 A
    - Short-circuit protected
   Adjustable DC power supply: (Integrated to table)
    - 0-30 V, 0-3 A
    - Short-circuit protected
    - Display for output current / voltage
   Function generator: (Integrated to table)
    - 0.5 Hz - 5 MHz
    - Sinusoidal, triangle, square, DC waveforms
    - Amplitude: 10 VP-P, 50 Ω load
    - Frequency counter: 0.2 Hz – 60 MHz
   ESD Chair (for workstations)

Other accessories
  Various measuring cables, if necessary coaxial with BNC plugs
  Calculater not programmable
  Workbench,without ESD protection
  Workstation lamp

Task Materials
  Wihte BOX main unit
  Extended electronics unit
  Embedded units (AVR)
  C-compiler
  CAD-software
  Proto millingin machine

Materials
  Fuses, sets
  Resistances
  Series
  Graph paper
  Soldering tin
  Bare wire, approx.
  Insulated wire,
  different colours
  Insulating tape / adhesive tape
  Cable ties
  Binding twine as required
  Shrink-on sleeves


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Materials (Components)
The Shopmaster must ensure that the materials provided are completed, packed in bags and
checked also for the power supply project, and range of E24, 0.25w resistors from 10 ohm to
1 megohms is supplied.

Making of PCBs for Hardware Design
The organizery will make arrangements for the manufacture of the competitors PCB Designs
from day 1 to be ready for the afternoon of day three. All PCB will have to follow the standard
for voltage rails detailed below, but not the data bus.

The organizer in conjunction with the Chief Expert will inform the Technical Delegates of
each country six months in advance what software and issue number will be required to
design the PCBs.

4.2 Materials, equipment and tools supplied by Competitors in their toolbox
Information about materials, equipment and tools supplied by Competitors will be distributed
with the Test Project 3 months prior the current competition.

4.3 Materials & equipment and tools prohibited in the skill area
Information about prohibited materials, equipment and tools will be distributed with the Test
Project 3 months prior the current competition.


SECTION 5 – SAMPLE WORK FLOOR SETUP

Annex II shows the proposed Workshop and workstation layouts.




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Annex I

                                Skills Promotion 3090 Electronics

                               Trade 3091 Electronics Technician

                                                                            Objective
Section                               Criterion                     Marks
                                                                            Subjective
           Assembling and commissioning of an electromechanical      20       20/0
    A
           device
    B      Designing and building of an electronic unit              20        20/0
    C      Programming of electronics                                30        30/0
    D      Measuring and fault finding                               20        20/0
    E      Presentations and communications                          10        0/10
           Total                                                     100       90/10

The criteria contain the following aspects:

Section A: Assembling and commissioning of an electromechanical device
 “Workmanship standard” IPC- A-610D
 Teamwork (workload sharing)

Section B: Designing and building of an electronic unit
 Development of given basic circuit
 Design of PCB-board layout,
 Assembling of design unit according ICP-A-610 D
 Functionality of proto unit
 Teamwork (workload sharing)

Section C: Programming of electronics
  Software functionality
  Software code quality, readability
  Teamwork (workload sharing)

Section D: Measuring and fault finding
  Validity of measuring results
  Finding faulty spots
  Description of fault symptoms
  Repair process ( IPC-A-610-D) and methods
  Teamwork (workload sharing)

Section E: Presentations and communications
  Workload sharing
  Task presentations
  Communication




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Annex II
Workfloor Setup




Space in m²:
The total estimated space to accommodate 8 participating countries is 324 m² (including all facilities,
workspaces, workshop-, demonstration-, storage- and office area).

General layout and specifications:
For each team of competitors 12 m² (3 m x 4 m) floor shop space will be available, including personal
working space.




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