A wire harness assembler ties and routes wires for electrical equipment and systems. They may loop and link wires to various components manually or by using hand tools such as wire twisters, crimp presses, and wire strippers.
The responsibilities of a wire harness assembler include reading blueprints, wrapping wires at specified points to create a harness, and soldering wires to connectors. They determine harness specifications such as wire length and secure knots using sealing liquid. They protect the cables from moisture and other elements that may damage the wirings.
The efficiency of a wire harness assembler depends on their mechanical skills and knowledge. They must be capable to properly interpret wire diagrams and color codes to form the harness. They must observe and apply safety standards and policies to avoid hazards and accidents in the workplace.
Wire harness assemblers are tasked with binding wires to form wire harnesses, which are typically used in electrical systems and electronic equipment. They read electrical wiring schemes and binds wires together using sleeves, cable lacing, cable ties, and electrical conduits. They are expected to install wire harnesses, inspect them, and perform soldering as needed.
As a wire harness assembler, you route and tie wires together to form wire harnesses, which are often referred to as cables. In this role, you may assemble and cut harnesses based on provided designs, install these harnesses in the designated locations, inspect components to ensure they are correct, and perform other tasks like soldering when necessary.
You also repair damaged harnesses, including those located in hard-to-reach areas. This job title refers exclusively to creating cables and should not be confused with assembly jobs where you may wear a harness while working in elevated areas.
The estimated total pay for a wire harness assembler is $29,000 per year.
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Pursuing a career as a wire harness assembler requires at least a high school diploma. Some employers prefer candidates with relevant work experience and certifications in the electrical or electronic industry.
Many people in this field seek an associate degree or get training at a vocational school before applying for a job as a wire harness assembler, though you may be able to find an apprenticeship and learn on-the-job. Previous experience in a production role is particularly useful and can help you stand out from other applicants.
Fulfilling your responsibilities and duties as a wire harness assembler also requires attention to detail, interpersonal skills, quality control skills, flexibility, and the ability to see colors accurately.