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An electronics assembler puts together and installs electronic parts and equipment on an assembly line.

If you love to explore the inner workings of cell phones, or have ever dreamed of building your own, you’ll definitely enjoy the position of electronics assembler. You’ll be constantly working with your hands, building and modifying electronic systems in manufactured products. Your primary work environment is a production line, and you’ll often work with a team of other assemblers in order to get the job done quickly and correctly.

You’ll reference technical drawings and other visual plans in order to determine the correct positioning and installation of the electronic parts. To make sure the product is put together correctly, you’ll conduct tests, including voltage tests, and record your results or report them to your supervisor. Electronics assemblers know their product well, so you’ll be able to recognize defects and repair them if possible.

As a part of the production line, it will be important that you complete your work on schedule. You’ll be completing repetitive tasks on a schedule, which will require focus. An electronics assembler works with smaller parts and pieces, so good eyesight and steady hands are both necessary to complete the job well.

In order to do well in this job, you’ll need a good sense of the principles of electronic technology. Seek out accredited degree programs, apprenticeships, and training courses in order to get a head start in the field.

Becoming an electronics assembler is often a great gateway into the field of advanced manufacturing.

Also Known As:

Electronics Equipment Assembler

Electronics Assembler

Critical Skills

Required

  • Comprehend and Follow Visual, Written, and Oral Instructions
  • Electronic Systems
  • Equipment Selection
  • Mechanical Tools and Equipment
  • Physical Dexterity

Preferred

  • Active Listening
  • Communication - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking/Oral
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Interact with Computers
  • Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Problem Solving
  • Repairing
  • Teamwork
  • Working with Technology

Key Responsibilities

  • Reference work orders, blueprints, and production drawings of electronic systems
  • Install the electronic systemsand attach any necessary hardware
  • Ensure product meets production standards
  • Measure and adjust voltage
  • Adjust or trim materials from components according to specified dimensions
  • Perform tests and inspections of electronic equipment

Special Requirements

  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Heavy Lifting Ability
  • Manual and Finger Dexterity

Interests

  • Detail Work - Understanding how things work

How to get this job

Have an interest in assembling parts of electronic systems (computers, cellular phones, televisions).

Next Steps for this job

Enrolling in vocational or technical courses on electronics or systems is helpful.



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