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Assemblers - Preparation

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.

On-the-job training

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.

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.