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Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Assemble or modify electromechanical equipment or devices, such as servomechanisms, gyros, dynamometers, magnetic drums, tape drives, brakes, control linkage, actuators, and appliances.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Inspect, test, and adjust completed units to ensure that units meet specifications, tolerances, and customer order requirements.
    • Position, align, and adjust parts for proper fit and assembly.
    • Assemble parts or units, and position, align, and fasten units to assemblies, subassemblies, or frames, using hand tools and power tools.
    • Connect cables, tubes, and wiring, according to specifications.
    • Measure parts to determine tolerances, using precision measuring instruments such as micrometers, calipers, and verniers.
    • Read blueprints and specifications to determine component parts and assembly sequences of electromechanical units.
    • Attach name plates and mark identifying information on parts.
    • File, lap, and buff parts to fit, using hand and power tools.
    • Disassemble units to replace parts or to crate them for shipping.
    • Clean and lubricate parts and subassemblies, using grease paddles or oilcans.
    • Operate or tend automated assembling equipment, such as robotics and fixed automation equipment.
    • Drill, tap, ream, countersink, and spot-face bolt holes in parts, using drill presses and portable power drills.
    • Operate small cranes to transport or position large parts.
    • Pack or fold insulation between panels.

    Skills

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • Quality Control Analysis

      Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    • 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.

    • Near Vision

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

    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.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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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
    • Integrity
    • Cooperation
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Analytical Thinking

    Tools

    • Pullers
    • Hoists
    • Drill press or radial drill
    • Calipers
    • Bench vises

    Technology

    • Office suite software
    • Graphics or photo imaging software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software

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