Developmental Electronics Assembler

Assemble, test, and modify prototype or custom electronic parts.
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Salary Range
$34,000 – $81,000

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What do Developmental Electronics Assemblers do?

Assembles, tests, and modifies prototype or custom electronic parts, systems, and apparatus to develop assembly methods and techniques for use by production workers, applying knowledge of electronic theory and assembly techniques: Reads blueprints, wiring diagrams, process sheets, and assembly and schematic drawings, and receives verbal instructions regarding work assignment. Aligns and assembles parts, such as leads, coils, wires, tabs, and terminals into housing, using handtools, power tools, soldering iron, brazing fixture, and welding head. Routes and laces cables [CABLE MAKER 728.684-010]. Installs components and parts, such as switches, coils, transformers, relays, transistors, and semiconductor circuits on chassis, circuit boards, panels, and other units, using handtools, power tools, soldering and welding equipment, and thermocompression bonding, wave soldering, or resistance welding techniques. Routes and attaches wires and connectors to form circuitry and connects assembly to power supply sources, switch panels, or junction boxes. Attaches hardware and seals assembly, using rivets, screws, handtools, power tools, resistance welder or thermocompression bonding. Examines parts for defects, such as pinholes or chips. Test-operates unit to locate defects, measure performance, determine need for adjustment, and verify specified operation, using ohmmeter, oscilloscope, signal generator, and other electronic test instruments. Replaces defective components and wiring, using handtools and soldering iron. Calibrates unit according to specifications. Enters information on production records, logs, and other report forms. May assemble prototype microelectronic units, using binocular microscope. May repair defective units rejected by inspection or test personnel [ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT REPAIRER 726.381-014].

Should I be a Developmental Electronics Assembler?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Developer-Prover, Electrical, Electrical and Electronics Development Mechanic, Electronics Assembler, Developmental See More

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