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 or test wiring installations, assemblies, or circuits for resistance factors or for operation and record results.
  • 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.
  • Clean parts, using cleaning solutions, air hoses, and cloths.
  • Read and interpret schematic drawings, diagrams, blueprints, specifications, work orders, or reports to determine materials requirements or assembly instructions.
  • Mark and tag components so that stock inventory can be tracked and identified.
  • Position, align, or adjust workpieces or electrical parts to facilitate wiring or assembly.
  • Pack finished assemblies for shipment and transport them to storage areas, using hoists or handtrucks.
  • Confer with supervisors or engineers to plan or review work activities or 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 or form parts, coils, or structures according to specifications, using drills, calipers, cutters, or saws.
  • Drill or tap holes in specified equipment locations to mount control units or to provide openings for elements, wiring, or instruments.
  • Complete, review, or maintain production, time, or component waste reports.
  • Paint structures as specified, using paint sprayers.
  • Instruct customers in the installation, repair, or maintenance of products.
  • Distribute materials, supplies, or subassemblies to work areas.

Skills

Systems Analysis
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Management of Financial Resources
Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
Programming
Writing computer programs for various purposes.

Abilities

Explosive Strength
The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
Dynamic Flexibility
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

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.
Conventional
Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Enterprising
Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Investigative
Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Artistic
Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Social
Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

Work Style

Attention to Detail
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Dependability
Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Cooperation
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Independence
Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
Self Control
Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
Adaptability/Flexibility
Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
Concern for Others
Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
Integrity
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Analytical Thinking
Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
Persistence
Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

Work Values

Support
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
Relationships
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
Independence
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Working Conditions
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
Achievement
Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
Recognition
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

Lay Titles

Anode Builder
Armature Assembler
Assembler
Assembly Worker
Automobile Lights Assembler
Battery Assembler
Battery Builder
Battery Parts Assembler
Battery Plate Assembler
Breaker Units Assembler
Cable Wirer
Capacitor Assembler
Carbon Brusher Assembler
Carbon Brushes Assembler
Cathode Ray Tube Assembler
Cathode Ray Tube Salvage Processor
Commutator Assembler
Computer Assembler
Computer Builder
Connector
Coping Machine Assembler
Crystal Calibrator
Dry Cell Battery Assembler
Electric Deicer Assembler
Electric Motor Assembler
Electric Motor Controls Assembler
Electric Motor Winder
Electric Organ Assembler
Electric Organ Assembler and Checker
Electric Sign Assembler
Electric Wirer
Electrical Accessories Assembler
Electrical and Radio Mock-Up Mechanic
Electrical Assembler
Electrical Controls Assembler
Electrical Mechanical Fabrication Technician
Electrical Wirer
Electron Tube Assembler
Electronic Assembler
Electronic Components Assembler
Electronic Scale Subassembler
Electronic Sensing Equipment Assembler
Electronic Wirer
Electronics Assembler
Electronics Assembler and Tester
Electronics Utility Worker
Encapsulator
Factory Assembler
Factory Worker
Field Ring Assembler
Final Motor Assembler
Gear Assembler
Grid Operator
Hand Cell Tuber
Hand Mounter
Hand Printed Circuit Board Assembler
Headlight Assembler
Industrial Equipment Assembler and Wirer
Industrial Equipment Wirer
Industrial Furnace Fabricator
Instrument Panel Assembler
Keyboard Action Assembler
Lamination Assembler
Lamp Assembler
Magnet Valve Assembler
Manufacturing Assembler
Motor and Generator Brush Maker
Motor Vehicle Light Assembler
Octave Board Assembler
Phonograph Cartridge Assembler
Plastic Battery Assembler
Plug Wirer
Pre Assembly Wirer
Printed Circuit Board Assembler
Printed Circuit Board Assembly Group Leader

National Wages and Employment Info

Median Wages (2008):
$13.85 hourly, $28,810 annual.
Employment (2008):
197,500 employees