Career Guide  
Precision Assembler
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Skill Requirements

Intellectual - basic

  • Able to carry out repetitive tasks quickly.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to follow safety precautions.

Intellectual - specialized

  • Ability to read and interpret detailed schematic diagrams.


  • Able to work with others.


  • Good eyesight is required for Precision Assemblers that work with small parts.
  • Ability to discriminate colors on wires.
  • Manual dexterity.
  • Ability to work quickly.

Skill Maintenance Requirement

  • Moderate. Manufacturing processes change as technology changes, requiring new working procedures for Precision Assemblers. Remaining current is often accomplished by taking short courses or getting informal training from co-workers.

Experience Prerequisites

It is typically necessary to have experience as an Assembler prior to becoming a Precision Assembler. This experience is often obtained at the same company, with a promotion leading to the Precision Assembler position. A certificate can be used as a substitute for experience.


Education/Training Required

A high school diploma or GED is preferred.

Some employers require relevant trade school or junior college coursework. While a certificate will improve someone's chances of getting a job in a competitive job market, an individual course might be sufficient at other times.

The next section in this career guide ("Bay Area Education/Training Resources") provides detailed information on some of the training programs available for Precision Assemblers.

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