Details for Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
Assemble or modify electrical or electronic equipment, such as computers, test equipment telemetering systems, electric motors, and batteries.
- Read and interpret schematic drawings, diagrams, blueprints, specifications, work orders, or reports to determine materials requirements or assembly instructions.
- Assemble electrical or electronic systems or support structures and install components, units, subassemblies, wiring, or assembly casings, using rivets, bolts, soldering or micro-welding equipment.
- Adjust, repair, or replace electrical or electronic component parts to correct defects and to ensure conformance to specifications.
- Position, align, or adjust workpieces or electrical parts to facilitate wiring or assembly.
- Explain assembly procedures or techniques to other workers.
- Clean parts, using cleaning solutions, air hoses, and cloths.
- Drill or tap holes in specified equipment locations to mount control units or to provide openings for elements, wiring, or instruments.
- Fabricate or form parts, coils, or structures according to specifications, using drills, calipers, cutters, or saws.
- Confer with supervisors or engineers to plan or review work activities or to resolve production problems.
- Inspect or test wiring installations, assemblies, or circuits for resistance factors or for operation and record results.
- Mark and tag components so that stock inventory can be tracked and identified.
- Measure and adjust voltages to specified values to determine operational accuracy of instruments.
- Complete, review, or maintain production, time, or component waste reports.
- Distribute materials, supplies, or subassemblies to work areas.
- Pack finished assemblies for shipment and transport them to storage areas, using hoists or handtrucks.
- Instruct customers in the installation, repair, or maintenance of products.
- Paint structures as specified, using paint sprayers.
- Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Education, training, experience
- Education - These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
- Training - Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
- Experience - Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
- Avionics Technicians
- Electro-Mechanical Technicians
- Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
- Model Makers, Metal and Plastic