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An electrical assembler installs electrical parts in manufacturing systems.

Do you love working with your hands? Still play with Legos sometimes? Have a workshop in your garage? Then the job of electrical assembler is right up your alley. It’s fast-paced and physical, and you’ll work with a team in a lively, exciting environment: a production line.

The main job responsibility of an electrical assembler is putting together the electrical system of a manufactured product. These products might range from air conditioning systems to soil sampling equipment. You’ll work with tiny wires and large sheets of metal, putting everything together and sending it to the next station on the production line. The everyday skills you’ll need and use include running wires, soldering, and testing electrical circuits. Electrical assemblers rely on visuals like technical drawings and schematics to give them an idea of how to position and connect the parts of the electrical system.

As an electrical assembler, you’ll have more duties than just putting together the electrical system. You’ll also perform routine checks on the products that pass through the line, making sure that they’re in working order and up to standards. You’ll troubleshoot any issues that come up and report them to a supervisor.

An electrical assembler needs to know the basic principles of electrical technology in order to perform his or her job correctly. An Associate’s degree in electrical technology is the best way to get started in the field, but some employers offer on-the-job training, and there are apprenticeship programs and certifications to give you an introduction to the job.

Also Known As:

Electrical Equipment Assembler, Electronics Assembler

Electrical Assembler

Critical Skills

Required

  • Comprehend and Follow Visual, Written, and Oral Instructions
  • Electrical Systems
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Mechanical Tools

Preferred

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Gathering or Getting Information
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Operation and Control
  • Problem Solving
  • Quality Assurance
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Teamwork
  • Troubleshooting
  • Working with Technology

Key Responsibilities

  • Run wires
  • Solder
  • Read technical drawings or schematics to create a working electrical system
  • Test the conductivity of materials to troubleshoot electrical systems
  • Adjust, repair, and clean electrical equipment
  • Create and install electrical systems
  • Test installation and function of electrical systems

Special Requirements

  • Dexterity
  • Heavy Lifting Ability

Interests

  • Electrical Processes
  • HVAC
  • Wiring

How to get this job

Get HVAC training, technical drawing reading skills, universal EPA Certification.

Next Steps for this job

Complete EPA Certification, gain experience or education in electrical wiring.



Specific job titles and duties vary by employer so check for details.