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Assemblers (Electrical and Electronic Products)

Jobholders in this unit group wire up prepared parts and/or sub-assemblies in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment, make coils and wiring harnesses and assemble previously prepared parts in the batch or mass production of electrical and electronic goods and components.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 12,444
£ 19,657
£ 30,935

Available jobs

In the past year there were 30,571 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Assembles previously prepared electrical or electronic components by winding, bolting, screwing or otherwise fastening using an assembly machine or hand tools.

  • Lays out and secures wire to make harnesses and operates machine to wind heavy and light coils of wire or copper for transformers, armatures, rotors, stators and light electrical equipment.

  • Positions and secures switches, transformers, tags, valve holders or other parts and connects capacitors, resistors, transistors or sub-assemblies to appropriate terminals by soldering.

  • Selects, cuts and connects wire to appropriate terminals by crimping or soldering.

  • Examines drawings, specifications and wiring diagrams to identify appropriate materials and sequence of operations.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Mechanical Assembly

  • Electrical Wiring

  • Soldering

  • Hand Tools

  • Engineering Drawings

  • Electromechanics

  • Machinery

  • Printed Circuit Board

  • Power Tool Operation

  • Marketing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Detail Oriented

  • Communications

  • Operations

  • Management

  • Willingness To Learn

  • Problem Solving

  • Enthusiasm

  • Self-Motivation

  • Planning

  • Computer Literacy

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.