Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers (NOC 9523)

About this job

Electronic assemblers and inspectors in this unit group work for electronics manufacturing plants and perform a variety of tasks.

People in this occupation:

  • assemble and construct electronic equipment, parts and components
  • inspect and test electronic parts and components to ensure they meet certain standards
Common job titles
  • adjuster, filament-winding machine
  • aligner, electronic equipment manuf'g
  • assembler, bench / components
  • inspector-tester, electronics
  • inspector-tester, hearing aid
  • inspector-tester, mobile transceiver
  • adjuster, filament-winding machine
  • aligner, electronic equipment manuf'g
  • assembler, bench / components
  • assembler, business-office machine
  • assembler, capacitor
  • assembler, circuit board / microcircuit

Duties

Electronic Assemblers in this unit group:

  • assemble various electronic components on printed circuit boards
  • assemble small circuits requiring fine hand assembly with the use of microscopes and following cleanroom procedures
  • install, mount, fasten, align and adjust parts, components, wiring and harnesses to items using hand and small power tools
  • operate automatic and semi-automatic machines to position, solder and clean components on printed circuit boards
  • replace defective components and repair older devices

Electronic Fabricators in this unit group:

  • operate and check equipment including automatic and semi-automatic machines to make electronic components
  • solder, clean, seal and stamp components and perform other tasks as needed
  • set up equipment and follow cleanroom procedures as required

Inspectors in this unit group:

  • inspect electronic components for quality on products being assembled or fabricated
  • check final assembly for finish, labeling and packaging
  • check shape and size of items and perform electrical tests
  • identify and mark acceptable and defective items and return faulty items to production for repair
  • collect, record and review inspection results
  • investigate equipment malfunction and instruct on proper operation

Electronic testers:

  • operate various test equipment and tools to perform simple tests of electronic components, parts and systems
  • set up and operate automatic testing equipment to locate circuit and wiring problems, shorts and component defects
  • compare test results to specifications and set parts or products aside for repair
  • replace components or parts as needed
  • may conduct life tests on items
  • maintain test result reports

Work environment

Key aspects of work in this occupation:

  • Assemblers and inspectors in this unit group usually work in a conventional controlled environment such as an office, hospital or school.
  • Work may be performed with equipment, machinery or power/hand tools that could cause an injury.
  • Workers are exposed to electrical circuitry, high-tension wires, transformers or other equipment that may be a source of electrical shock.

Examples:

  • installing or repairing electrical wiring, motors and generators
  • maintaining underground power transmission and distribution systems
  • operating semi-automatic electric arc welding equipment
  • repairing industrial electrical control systems and devices

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Progression from electronics assembler or component fabricator to electronics inspector or tester is possible with additional training and experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.