To work as a precision assembler, you typically need to:
- have a high school diploma or equivalent; and
- complete moderate-term, on-the-job training.
Education after high school
Some electrical and electronic precision assemblers complete formal training programs. Some professional-technical schools and two-year colleges offer electronic technology programs. In these programs you learn how to assemble electronic systems. You also learn about electrical circuitry and testing.
Most precision assemblers learn their skills on the job. An experienced worker usually leads your training. Some employers provide classroom training. Training generally lasts up to a year, but may last longer depending on the item being assembled.