Job Title: Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

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Assemble or modify electrical or electronic equipment, such as Frequency Converters, Motor Generators, DC Power Supplies, Distribution panels, Remote Stations, Electrical panels, etc.

Tasks

  • Read and interpret schematic drawings, diagrams, blueprints, specifications, work orders, or reports to determine materials requirements or assembly instructions.
  • Assemble electrical or electronic systems or support structures and install components, units, subassemblies, or wiring, using electric terminals, bolts, or soldering.
  • Adjust, repair, or replace electrical or electronic component parts to correct defects and to ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Position, align, or adjust work pieces or electrical parts to facilitate wiring or assembly.
  • Explain assembly procedures or techniques to other workers.
  • Clean parts, using cleaning solutions, air hoses, and cloths.
  • Drill or tap holes in specified equipment locations to mount control units or to provide openings for elements, wiring, or instruments.
  • Confer with supervisors or engineers to plan or review work activities or to resolve production problems.
  • Inspect or test wiring installations, assemblies, or circuits for resistance factors or for operation and record results.

Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

Multimeters — Digital multimeters

Screwdrivers — Flathead and Philips head screwdrivers

Stripping tools — Wire strippers

Crimping tools – Wire terminal crimpers

Drills – Both Corded and non-corded drills.

Hand tools – wrenches, ratchets and sockets, metal files, etc.

Soldering tool – Soldering iron

Skills

Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, make improvements or take corrective action.

Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.

Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Abilities

Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern, according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.

Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Lifting – The ability to lift 50 lbs from the floor to table height; approximately 5% of the work shift.

Sitting – The ability to sit in one location for an extended period of time; approximately 40% of the work shift.

Standing – The ability to stand in one location for an extended period of time; approximately 30% of the work shift.

Squatting – The ability to perform assembly work in a squatting position; approximately 20% of the work shift.

Climbing – The ability to climb a step ladder to perform tasks that are out of normal reach; approximately 5% of the work shift.

Work Activities

Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.

Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

Work Context

Indoors, Environmentally Controlled —This job requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions the majority of the time.

Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — This job requires wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, or hard hats at all times.

Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — this job require using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls the majority of the time.

Time Pressure — This job require the worker to meet strict deadlines.

Importance of Being Exact or Accurate —It is very important to be very exact or highly accurate in performing this job.

Face-to-Face Discussions — this job often requires face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job.

Freedom to Make Decisions —There is some decision making freedom, without supervision, with this job.

Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — this job requires making repetitive motions at different stages of assembly.

Work With Work Group or Team —It is very important to work with others in a group or team in this job.

Coordinate —It is very important to coordinate in accomplishing work activities in this job.

Work Styles

Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.

Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Independence — Job requires developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

Note: There may be times in which an employee will be expected to assist other departments which may involve tasks outside of this description.

Environmental

Final assembly area– you will spend 70% of your work shift in the final assembly area of the production floor. (NOTE: There are equipment hazards to be aware of while working in this area: fork truck traffic, overhead crane use, cherry pickers, power tools, etc.)

Sub assembly area – you will spend 30% of your work shift in the sub assembly area of the production floor. (NOTE: There are equipment hazards to be aware of while working in this area; power tools.

You must be alert for hazards at all times!

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