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Career Details :: Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
Assemble or modify electrical or electronic equipment, such as computers, test equipment telemetering systems, electric motors, and batteries.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Completes, reviews, and maintains production, time, and component waste reports.
- Inspects units to detect malfunctions, and adjusts, repairs, or replaces component parts to ensure conformance to specifications.
- Instructs customers in installation, repair, and maintenance of products and explains assembly procedures or techniques to workers.
- Fabricates and forms parts, coils, and structures according to specifications, using drill, calipers, cutters, and saws.
- Paints structures as specified, using paint sprayer.
- Assembles systems and support structures, and installs components, units, and printed circuit boards, following specifications and using hand tools and power tools.
- Reads and interprets schematic drawings, diagrams, blueprints, specifications, work orders, and reports to determine materials requirements and assembly instructions.
- Packs finished assemblies for shipment and transports to storage areas, using hoists or hand trucks.
- Selects or distributes materials, supplies, and subassemblies to work area.
- Positions, aligns, and adjusts workpieces and electrical parts to facilitate wiring and assembly.
- Cleans parts, using cleaning solution, air hose, and cloth.
- Measures and adjusts voltages to specified value to determine operational accuracy of instruments.
- Drills and taps holes in specified locations to mount control units and to provide openings for elements, wiring, and instruments.
- Marks and tags components to track and identify stock inventory.
- Assists or confers with supervisor or engineer to plan and review work activities and to resolve production problems.
- Tests wiring installations, assemblies, and circuits for resistance factors and operational defects, and records results.
- Avionics Technicians
- Electro-Mechanical Technicians
- Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
- Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
General Work Activities
- Repairing & Maintaining Electrical Equipment
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Handling and Moving Objects
Frequent Work Context
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate