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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Types of electronics

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • Carry out measurements of parts

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

  • Apply health and safety standards

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

  • 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.

  • Apply assembly techniques

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

  • 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.

  • Align components

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

  • 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.

  • Fasten components

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

  • Monitor manufacturing quality standards

    Monitor quality standards in manufacturing and finishing process.

  • Solder electronics

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

  • Remove defective products

    Remove defective materials from the production line.

  • Assemble electronic units

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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