Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
SOC: 51-2022.00

Description:

Assemble or modify electrical or electronic equipment, such as computers, test equipment telemetering systems, electric motors, and batteries.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
207,200 employed

Projected (2024):
197,000 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Anode Builder
  • Assembler
  • Assembly Worker
  • Automobile Lights Assembler
  • Battery Assembler
  • Battery Builder
  • Battery Parts Assembler
  • Battery Plate Assembler
  • Breaker Unit Assembler
  • Cable Wirer
  • Capacitor Assembler
  • Carbon Brusher Assembler
  • Carbon Brushes Assembler
  • Cathode Ray Tube Assembler
  • Cathode Ray Tube Salvage Processor
  • Circuit Board Assembler
  • Commutator Assembler
  • Computer Assembler
  • Computer Builder
  • Connector
  • Coping Machine Assembler
  • Crystal Calibrator
  • Dry Cell Battery Assembler
  • Electric Deicer Assembler
  • Electric Motor Assembler
  • Electric Motor Controls Assembler
  • Electric Motor Winder
  • Electric Organ Assembler
  • Electric Organ Assembler and Checker
  • Electric Sign Assembler
  • Electric Wirer
  • Electrical Accessories Assembler
  • Electrical and Radio Mock-Up Mechanic
  • Electrical Assembler
  • Electrical Controls Assembler
  • Electrical Mechanical Fabrication Technician
  • Electrical Panel Builder
  • Electrical Wirer
  • Electron Tube Assembler
  • Electronic Assembler, Group Leader
  • Electronic Components Assembler
  • Electronic Scale Subassembler
  • Electronic Sensing Equipment Assembler
  • Electronic Wirer
  • Electronics Assembler
  • Electronics Assembler and Tester
  • Electronics Utility Worker
  • Encapsulator
  • Factory Assembler
  • Factory Worker
  • Field Ring Assembler
  • Grid Operator
  • Hand Cell Tuber
  • Hand Mounter
  • Hand Printed Circuit Board Assembler
  • Headlight Assembler
  • Industrial Equipment Assembler and Wirer
  • Industrial Equipment Wirer
  • Industrial Furnace Fabricator
  • Instrument Panel Assembler
  • Keyboard Action Assembler
  • Lamination Assembler
  • Lamp Assembler
  • Magnet Valve Assembler
  • Manufacturing Assembler
  • Motor and Generator Brush Maker
  • Motor Vehicle Light Assembler
  • Octave Board Assembler
  • Phonograph Cartridge Assembler
  • Plastic Battery Assembler
  • Plug Wirer
  • Pre Assembly Wirer
  • Printed Circuit Board Assembler
  • Printed Circuit Board Assembly Group Leader
  • Printed Circuit Board Assembly Repairer
  • Printed Circuit Boards Lamination Assembler
  • Production Worker
  • Prototype Deicer Assembler
  • Record Changer Assembler
  • Relay Adjuster
  • Semiconductor Assembler
  • Skein Winder
  • Small Battery Plate Assembler
  • Spark Plug Assembler
  • Speaker Wirer
  • Spider Assembler
  • Stem Mounter
  • Subassembler
  • Subassemblies Wirer
  • Switchbox Assembler
  • Telephone Assembler
  • Test Fixture Assembler
  • Transformer
  • Transformer Assembler
  • Transformer Builder
  • Transformer Maker
  • Tube Rebuilder
  • Wafer Line Worker
  • Wire Bender
  • Wire Harness Assembler
  • Wire Worker
  • Wiring Technician
  • X Ray Electronics Wireman
  • X Ray Electronics Wiring Technician


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security


  • Tasks:

  • Inspect or test wiring installations, assemblies, or circuits for resistance factors or for operation and record results.
  • Assemble electrical or electronic systems or support structures and install components, units, subassemblies, wiring, or assembly casings, using rivets, bolts, soldering or micro-welding equipment.
  • Adjust, repair, or replace electrical or electronic component parts to correct defects and to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Clean parts, using cleaning solutions, air hoses, and cloths.
  • Read and interpret schematic drawings, diagrams, blueprints, specifications, work orders, or reports to determine materials requirements or assembly instructions.
  • Mark and tag components so that stock inventory can be tracked and identified.
  • Position, align, or adjust workpieces or electrical parts to facilitate wiring or assembly.
  • Pack finished assemblies for shipment and transport them to storage areas, using hoists or handtrucks.
  • Confer with supervisors or engineers to plan or review work activities or to resolve production problems.
  • Explain assembly procedures or techniques to other workers.
  • Measure and adjust voltages to specified values to determine operational accuracy of instruments.
  • Fabricate or form parts, coils, or structures according to specifications, using drills, calipers, cutters, or saws.
  • Drill or tap holes in specified equipment locations to mount control units or to provide openings for elements, wiring, or instruments.
  • Complete, review, or maintain production, time, or component waste reports.
  • Paint structures as specified, using paint sprayers.
  • Instruct customers in the installation, repair, or maintenance of products.
  • Distribute materials, supplies, or subassemblies to work areas.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Adjustable widemouth pliers
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Audio signal generators
  • Convection ovens
  • Digital calipers
  • Digital multimeters
  • Digital oscilloscopes
  • Digital voltmeters DVM
  • Flathead screwdrivers
  • Handtrucks
  • Hoisting racks
  • Laser micro-welding equipment
  • Laser power meters
  • Paint spray guns
  • Personal computers
  • Personal protective suits
  • Pin extractors
  • Power drills
  • Power saws
  • Precision tweezers
  • Rulers
  • Soldering irons
  • Stirring hotplates
  • Utility knives
  • Wire crimpers
  • Wire cutters
  • Wire cutting tools
  • Wire pullers
  • Wire strippers
  • Calibration software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • National Instruments LabVIEW
  • Production control software
  • Rasmussen Software Anzio
  • Sage 100 ERP
  • SAP software
  • Terminal emulation software


  • production


    industry stats

    SOC: 51-0000

    Total Employed: 9,073,290

    Average Annual Salary: $36,220