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