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

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Circuit diagrams

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Types of electronics

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

  • 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.

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.

  • Fasten components

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

  • Solder electronics

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

  • Meet deadlines

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

  • Ensure conformity to specifications

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Align components

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

  • Remove defective products

    Remove defective materials from the production line.

  • 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.

  • Assemble electronic units

    Assemble and maintain electronic components and electronic circuits; comprehend manufacturer's manuals and engineering instructions; utilise hand and power tools.

  • Apply assembly techniques

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Common job titles

  • Electronics assembler 1
  • Temporary electronics assembler
  • Assembler ii - 1st shift
  • Assembler ii temp - 1st shift
  • Electronics assembler/technician
  • Electronic assembler
  • Electrical assembler
  • Production associate, assembler, entry level
  • Instrumentation and electrical assembler
  • Engineering technician - assembly