The primary work of a circuit board assembler is to assemble electronic components onto printed circuit boards.
Working according to specifications is important in this work.
In fact, one has to be on one’s toes all the time to ensure that work processes are properly completed.
Usually, a high school diploma or a GED equivalent is sufficient to work as a circuit board assembler.
Previous experience, of course, is a plus point. As a circuit board assembler, you will be required to possess knowledge of mechanical and electronic component identification.
Also, it will be expected that you know how to install assemblies and components.
Typically, your work will revolve around reading and understanding specifications, as well as carrying them out properly.
While working as a circuit board assembler, you will be performing some or all of the duties listed below:
Circuit Board Assembler Job Description
• Read and comprehend instructions for circuit board assembly.
• Solder, inspect, and package circuit boards.
• Perform SMT and PTH soldering of printed circuit boards.
• Operate machinery in PCB areas such as Wave solders and solder fountains.
• Perform coat processes.
• Ensure that parts and boards are in good working order.
• Assemble as well as mount components onto printed circuit boards.
• Ensure that all components fit correctly, lest a malfunction transpires.
• Keep track of component parts.
• Perform activities like twisting, bending, trimming, and stripping wire lead of components.
• Inter color-coded wires in identified holes and secure wires.
• Install plastic insulating sleeves around wire leads.
• Shrink sleeves into place by using tools such as heat guns.
• Crimp wire leads, by making good use of hand tools and presses.
• Apply sealers in order to secure wires.
• Install heat sinks, sockets, and accessories on circuit boards.
• Follow specifications to perform high precision hand soldering activities.
• Perform inspections using measuring devices in order to ensure quality and accuracy.
• Test, troubleshoot, and repair printed circuit boards in to ensure conformance.
• Handle customer return analysis and repair activities.
• Fix and debug test fixtures, cable harnesses, and breadboards.
• Perform failure analysis and repair on component levels.
• Ensure that completed circuit boards are tested for conformity.
• Stack and secure completed circuit boards to keep them safe until delivery.
• Monitor inventory of parts and equipment to ensure optimal levels.
• Create and maintain liaison with vendors and suppliers intending to ensure timely delivery of PCB components.