Assembler (electrical or electronic products)
- Assembles previously prepared electrical or electronic components by winding, bolting, screwing or otherwise fastening using an assembly machine or hand tools.
- Lays out and secures wire to make harnesses and operates machine to wind heavy and light coils of wire or copper for transformers, armatures, rotors, stators and light electrical equipment.
- Positions and secures switches, transformers, tags, valve holders or other parts and connects capacitors, resistors, transistors or sub-assemblies to appropriate terminals by soldering.
- Selects, cuts and connects wire to appropriate terminals by crimping or soldering.
- Examines drawings, specifications and wiring diagrams to identify appropriate materials and sequence of operations.
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 20% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for assembler (electrical or electronic products) is £25,214
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 785. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for assembler (electrical or electronic products) roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £25,214 per year. That is about £2,101 per month or £12.93 per hour. New workers generally start on £13,195, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £32,694
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 785 people are employed in the region.