Printed Circuit Boards Pinner

Tend machines that drill pinning holes and insert metal pins.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Printed Circuit Boards Pinners do?

Tends machine that drills pinning holes and inserts metal pins into sets of copper laminated fiberglass boards and backing material preparatory to fabrication of printed circuit boards: Fills pinning machine hopper with metal pins. Reads work orders to determine specified PCB’s. Positions PCB’s on bed of machine. Turns machine levers and handwheels to adjust, align, and hold PCB’s for drilling and pinning. Activates machine that drills pinning holes and inserts pins into PCB’s to stabilize PCB’s during numerical-controlled drilling of component mounting holes. Stacks pinned PCB’s for transfer to next work station. May assemble sets of fiberglass PCB’s and backing material prior to pinning operation.


Should I be a Printed Circuit Boards Pinner?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Pinner, Printed Circuit Boards

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