Electronics inspectors perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Inspect electronic components and assemblies to ensure correct component selection and placement, wiring and soldering quality, proper pin insertions, location and diameter of plated holes, breaks in circuitry and line spacing in printed circuit board and
B. Check final assembly for finish, labelling and packaging methods
C. Check mechanical dimensions and perform "go-no-go" electrical tests
D. Identify and mark acceptable and defective assemblies and return faulty assemblies to production for repair
E. Collect, record and summarize inspection results
F. Investigate equipment malfunction and instruct on proper operation.
1. Computer and electronic product manufacturing - 64.0%
2. Electrical equipment appliance and component manufacturing - 14.0%
3. Wholesale trade - 3.0%
4. Machinery manufacturing - 3.0%
5. Miscellaneous manufacturing - 3.0%
6. Motor vehicle parts manufacturing - 2.0%
1. To work in this field, you usually need some high school education.
2. You usually receive on-the-job training for these occupations.
3. You may obtain voluntary trade certification and a two-year apprenticeship program if you are an electronic assembler in Saskatchewan.
4. To be an electronics tester, you may need specialized training after high school in basic electronic theory, testing techniques, and testing equipment.
5. To be an electronics inspector, you may need experience as an electronics assembler or component fabricator.
6. With additional training/experience, you may move up the ranks to become an electronics inspector or tester.
3. Machine Shop
4. Industrial Arts (Electronics)
The average hourly wages for Electronics Assemblers, Fabricators, Inspectors and Testers is $13.69/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the processing, manufacturing and utilities sector and are above average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.