Assemble or modify electromechanical equipment or devices, such as servomechanisms, gyros, dynamometers, magnetic drums, tape drives, brakes, control linkage, actuators, and appliances.
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- Inspect, test, and adjust completed units to ensure that units meet specifications, tolerances, and customer order requirements.
- Assemble parts or units, and position, align, and fasten units to assemblies, subassemblies, or frames, using hand tools and power tools.
- Position, align, and adjust parts for proper fit and assembly.
- Connect cables, tubes, and wiring, according to specifications.
- Attach name plates and mark identifying information on parts.
- Read blueprints and specifications to determine component parts and assembly sequences of electromechanical units.
- Disassemble units to replace parts or to crate them for shipping.
- Measure parts to determine tolerances, using precision measuring instruments such as micrometers, calipers, and verniers.
- Clean and lubricate parts and subassemblies, using grease paddles or oilcans.
- Drill, tap, ream, countersink, and spot-face bolt holes in parts, using drill presses and portable power drills.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RCI.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Conventional and Investigative environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Relationships and Working Conditions in their jobs.
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
- Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
- Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
In 2012, the average annual wage in California was $31,910.00 with most people making between $20,000.00 and $48,030.00
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 6,000 people in California. It is projected that there will be 6,800 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 80 openings due to growth and about 90 replacement openings for approximately 170 total annual openings.
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