Printed Circuit Board Preassembler

Attach preassembled components to printed circuit boards.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Printed Circuit Board Preassemblers do?

Attaches preassembled components, such as terminal pins, connectors, and labels, to printed circuit boards and stamps identification codes on boards preparatory to further assembly: Examines PCB’s for illegible issue numbers and removes and restamps numbers, using eraser and handstamp. Reads work specifications to determine type of labels, components, and locations on PCB’s to attach items. Cuts component pins to specified length, using wire cutters, inserts pins in specified holes on PCB’s, and secures pins to PCB’s, using holding block and hammer or pneumatically powered stamping device. Affixes labels and tape to boards and stamps identification codes on boards.

Should I be a Printed Circuit Board Preassembler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Preassembler, Printed Circuit Board

    How to Become a
    Printed Circuit Board Preassembler

    Printed Circuit Board Preassemblers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Printed Circuit Board Preassembler-related education!
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