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Details for Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers


Description

Assemble or modify electrical or electronic equipment, such as computers, test equipment telemetering systems, electric motors, and batteries.

Tasks

  • Inspect and test wiring installations, assemblies, and circuits for resistance factors and for operation; and record results.
  • Assemble electrical or electronic systems and support structures; and install components, units, subassemblies, wiring, and assembly casings, using rivets, bolts, soldering and micro-welding equipment.
  • Adjust, repair, or replace electrical or electronic component parts to correct defects and to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Clean parts, using cleaning solutions, air hoses, and cloths.
  • Read and interpret schematic drawings, diagrams, blueprints, specifications, work orders, and reports in order to determine materials requirements and assembly instructions.
  • Mark and tag components so that stock inventory can be tracked and identified.
  • Position, align, and adjust workpieces and electrical parts to facilitate wiring and assembly.
  • Pack finished assemblies for shipment and transport them to storage areas, using hoists or handtrucks.
  • Confer with supervisors or engineers to plan and review work activities, and to resolve production problems.
  • Explain assembly procedures or techniques to other workers.
  • Measure and adjust voltages to specified values to determine operational accuracy of instruments.
  • Fabricate and form parts, coils, and structures according to specifications, using drills, calipers, cutters, and saws.
  • Drill and tap holes in specified equipment locations to mount control units, and to provide openings for elements, wiring, and instruments.
  • Complete, review, and maintain production, time, and component waste reports.
  • Paint structures as specified, using paint sprayers.
  • Instruct customers in the installation, repair, and maintenance of products.
  • Distribute materials, supplies, and subassemblies to work areas.

Interests

  • 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.

Knowledge

Skills

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