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Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

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

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • Inspect or test wiring installations, assemblies, or circuits for resistance factors or for operation, and record results.
    • Adjust, repair, or replace electrical or electronic components to correct defects and to ensure conformance to specifications.
    • Position, align, or adjust workpieces or electrical parts to facilitate wiring or assembly.
    • Mark and tag components so that stock inventory can be tracked and identified.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Skills

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    • Judgment and Decision Making

      Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Finger Dexterity

      The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Design

      Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 33900/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 16.3/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 12,650
    • Yearly Projected Openings 1,450

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Achievement/Effort
    • Cooperation
    • Integrity
    • Adaptability/Flexibility

    Tools

    • Wire cutters
    • Commercial use convection ovens
    • Calipers
    • Adjustable wrenches
    • Adjustable widemouth pliers

    Technology

    • Network connectivity terminal emulation software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Development environment software
    • Analytical or scientific software

    Tags

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    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.

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