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Assembly (Electronic/Electromechanical)

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Operations

There are two levels of Electronic/Electromechanical assemblers. Level I assemblers perform light electronic and/or electromechanical assembly work of moderate complexity. Assembly procedures may involve soldering where access is somewhat difficult, working with parts or components, which require special care in handling or other procedures which require good dexterity and facility in use of a variety of hand tools. Level II assemblers perform electronic and/or electromechanical assembly work of high complexity. Work requires manipulative skill of high level, facility with a wide variety of hand tools and simple test gear, and also sufficient understanding of the functional operation of the items assembled to make minor modifications and parts substitutions in the assembly process. May also perform trouble-shooting and rework of production items. All electronic/electromechanical assemblers must be able to work from wiring diagrams, detail blueprint or other input documents of similar complexity.

Work Settings

Manufacturing floor setting. The average workweek is 40 hours. Shift work and overtime is common. Many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day.


High school diploma or GED; and plus job related experience

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook ( for latest information


Average hourly earnings in CNY in 2005 ranged from $13.97/hour to $21.63/hour.

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