Electrical Panel Assembler

Installs electrical components and assembles into control cabinets, electrical and industrial equipment, and related industrial apparatus, according to layout and schematics. Lays out back panel for electrical component installations according to drawing package. Drills and taps holes in specified locations for mounting control units, using hand tools and drill press. Terminates wires to all components for low and high voltage applications. Installs back panel into cabinet. Terminates wires from cabinets to machines as required.

Job Functions

  • Read and understand electrical schematics (ladder diagrams) and mechanical layouts. Possess a good understanding of electrical components.
  • Using the electrical print, verify all parts are accounted for. Position and layout panel with parts in specified relationship to each other in fixture or holding device.
  • Affix terminals and wiring to panel as directed by project drawing, schematic, and customer specified practices.
  • Install wire ducts, Din rail, and panel components including power supplies, control relays, circuit breakers, transformers, logic controllers, drives and other control equipment.
  • Crimp, screw, bolt, rivet, solder, cement, press fit, or perform similar operations to join or secure parts in place, using hand tools, and automation equipment.
  • Select appropriate wire gauges based on drawings, customer specific practices and component manufacturer and circuit requirements.
  • Connect wires between individual component leads and other components, connectors, terminals, and contact points. Cut wire to specified length and route, comb, twist, wrap, tied and attached wire to terminal points.
  • Install finished assemblies or subassemblies in cases and cabinets.
  • Assemble and attach hardware, such as caps, clamps, knobs, and switches, to assemblies.
  • Perform production inspection, conduct functional and continuity tests of electrical assemblies, components, wire harness, and plugs, using an ohmmeter, test light, and other electrical testing instruments to ensure parts and assemblies meet production specifications and standards.
  • Create panel tagging and nameplates on shop printing equipment.

Education and Skills

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Electrical assembly experience a plus.
  • Ability to work day or swing shift.
  • Basic working knowledge of electricity and electro-mechanical equipment desired, but not required.
  • Able to operate and use wire pulling equipment, assorted tools & drills skillfully and safely.
  • Able to read small print, differentiate colors, and compare numbers is essential.
  • Able to read wiring schematics.
  • Able to read a tape measure.
  • Good math skills are preferred to interpret drawings and specifications.
  • Able to work independently and with others and work under direct supervision.
  • Must have average manual dexterity to perform repetitive to non-repetitive assembly tasks constantly using hands and arms to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Stand for prolonged periods on concrete floor.
  • Light physical effort equal to frequent lifting or moving of lightweight materials up to 25 lbs.
  • Able to occasional lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • Regularly required to sit or stand, bend, kneel and reach up to 10 hours per day.