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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.

Tasks

  • Examines drawings, specifications and wiring diagrams to identify appropriate materials and sequence of operations
  • Selects, cuts and connects wire to appropriate terminals by crimping or soldering
  • Positions and secures switches, transformers, tags, valve holders or other parts and connects capacitors, resistors, transistors or sub-assemblies to appropriate terminals by soldering
  • 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
  • Assembles previously prepared electrical or electronic components by winding, bolting, screwing or otherwise fastening using an assembly machine or hand tools.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically provided on-the-job, supplemented by short courses. NVQs/SVQs in Electronic Product Assembly are available at Level 1.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £23,000 per annum and can progress up to £25,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 2,970 employed Assemblers (electrical & Electronic Products) in the region.

Destinations of Engineering Completers July 2018

54% of students went on to other Further Education at York College

6% of students went on to other Higher Education

8% of students went on to employment

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