Profession electronic equipment assembler

Electronic equipment assemblers are responsible for the assembly of electronic equipment and systems. They assemble electronic components and wiring according to blueprints and assembly drawings. They may assist in quality inspection and equipment maintenance.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Integrated circuits

    Electronic components, made up from a set of electronic circuits which are placed on semiconductor material, such as silicon. Integrated circuits (IC) can hold billions of electronic components on a microscale and are one of basic components of electronic devices.

  • Printed circuit boards

    Printed circuit boards (PCB) are essential components to almost all electronic devices. They consist of thin wafers or substrates on which electronic components, such as microchips, are placed. The electronic components are electrically connected through conductive tracks and pads.

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

  • Electronics

    The functioning of electronic circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including programming and applications. Apply this knowledge to ensure electronic equipment runs smoothly.

  • Types of electronics

    The different categories of electronics, such as consumer electronics, medical devices, microelectronics, computers, information and communication equipment, and measuring equipment.

  • Circuit diagrams

    Read and comprehend circuit diagrams showing the connections between the devices, such as power and signal connections.

  • Electrical equipment regulations

    The national and international regulations with regards to the use and manufacture of electrical equipment on the workfloor. These regulations provide rules and guidelines on topics such as general risk management, electrical equipment manufacture, electrical equipment testing, electrical equipment installation, warning labels, and certificates.

  • Electronic equipment standards

    The national and international quality and safety standards and regulations with regards to the use and manufacture of electronic equipment and its components, such as semiconductors and printed circuit boards.

Skills

  • Apply soldering techniques

    Apply and work with a variety of techniques in the process of soldering, such as soft soldering, silver soldering, induction soldering, resistance soldering, pipe soldering, mechanical and aluminium soldering.

  • Monitor manufacturing quality standards

    Monitor quality standards in manufacturing and finishing process.

  • Report defective manufacturing materials

    Maintain required company records and forms in order to report any defective materials or questionable conditions of manufacturing machinery and equipment.

  • Align components

    Align and lay out components in order to put them together correctly according to blueprints and technical plans.

  • Read assembly drawings

    Read and interpret drawings listing all the parts and subassemblies of a certain product. The drawing identifies the different components and materials and provides instructions on how to assemble a product.

  • Ensure conformity to specifications

    Ensure that the assembled products are conform to the specifications given.

  • Apply assembly techniques

    Apply correct and up-to-date assembly methods in the production development process.

  • Meet deadlines

    Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Carry out measurements of parts

    Operate measurement instruments to measure parts of manufactured objects. Take into consideration specifications of manufacturers to perform the measuring.

  • Assemble electronic units

    Assemble and maintain electronic components and electronic circuits.

  • Remove defective products

    Remove defective materials from the production line.

  • Solder electronics

    Operate and use soldering tools and soldering iron, which supply high temperatures to melt the solder and to join electronic components.

  • Fasten components

    Fasten components together according to blueprints and technical plans in order to create subassemblies or finished products.

Optional knowledge and skills

test electronic units electromechanics wear appropriate protective gear check system parameters against reference values assemble printed circuit boards replace defect components dispose of hazardous waste computer technology repair electronic components consumer electronics calibrate electronic instruments clean components during assembly interpret technical information for electronic repair work power electronics maintain electronic systems use diagnostic tools for electronic repairs perform test run electricity resolve equipment malfunctions keep records of work progress install hardware liaise with engineers adjust manufacturing equipment repair wiring oversee logistics of finished products pack electronic equipment inspect quality of products program firmware microelectronics programmable logic controller automation technology microprocessors measure electrical characteristics install software crimping mechatronics