Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
On the Job
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers put together or make changes to electrical or electronic equipment, such as computers, electric motors, and batteries.
This career requires good eyesight.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
- Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences.
- Adjust flow of electricity to tools or production equipment.
- Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly.
- Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products.
- Assemble electrical or electronic equipment.
- Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
- Operate welding equipment.
- Package products for storage or shipment.
- Solder parts or workpieces.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working with a group or team.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
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