Blueprint Reading - Know how to read and understand work instructions and technical documents. Develop the skills necessary to interpret drawings common to electronics manufacturing. Basic understanding of orthographic projection drawings and interpreting specified information and symbols.
Component Identification - Ability to identify electronic components and to interpret and understand markings, values and how they impact the product throughout assembly stages.
Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies - Understand properties of solder materials and processes in conducting electricity. Focuses on understanding criteria for materials, methods and verification of quality solder joints and defects.
Handling Moisture Sensitive Devices - Know how to properly identify and handle electronic components susceptible to damage from exposure to moisture.
Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies - Understand how to identify product acceptance criteria for consumer and high reliability printed wiring assemblies.
Soldering Math and Measuring - Ability to apply basic math skills, make accurate measurements and use measuring tools regarding various aspects of the soldering process.
Material Inventory Control - Knowledgeable of how to manage stock materials as well as track and purchase necessary items to support the manufacturing process.
Machine Maintenance - Understand how to complete appropriate and thorough maintenance procedures to keep soldering tools and equipment running safely and reliably.
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances - Knowledge of the symbolic way that specific tolerances on blueprint drawings are shown and how these tolerances impact the manufactured part.
Basic Fabrication -Understanding of component fabrication by cutting, altering and shaping of other materials using different tools, techniques and processes prior to soldering.
Metallurgy - Ability to select the appropriate soldering process for a particular application, choose or adjust solder iron parameters and techniques to optimize soldering properties and avoid solder defects.