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Electromechanical Equipment Assembler  What They Do

Just the Facts

Assembles or modifies electromechanical equipment or devices, such as servomechanisms, gyros, dynamometers, magnetic drums, tape drives, brakes, control linkage, actuators, and appliances.

This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Production/Process Technology pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Inspects, tests, and adjusts completed units to ensure that units meet specifications, tolerances, and customer order requirements.
  • Assembles parts or units, and positions, aligns, and fastens units to assemblies, subassemblies, or frames, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Positions, aligns, and adjusts parts for proper fit and assembly.
  • Connects cables, tubes, and wiring, according to specifications.
  • Attaches name plates and marks identifying information on parts.
  • Reads blueprints and specifications to determine component parts and assembly sequences of electromechanical units.
  • Disassembles units to replace parts or to crate them for shipping.
  • Measures parts to determine tolerances, using precision measuring instruments such as micrometers, calipers, and verniers.
  • Cleans and lubricates parts and subassemblies, using grease paddles or oilcans.
  • Drills, taps, reams, countersinks, and spots-face bolt holes in parts, using drill presses and portable power drills.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 20 lbs., sometimes up to 50 lbs. You might do a lot of lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling.
  • Work in this occupation involves use of protective items such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, a hard hat, or personal flotation devices
  • Exposure to pollutants, gases, dust, fumes, odors, poor ventilation, etc.
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves standing more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Regular working hours and limited travel

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

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