Electrical Panel Builder


: $51,390.00 - $77,260.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Construction

An electrical panel builder uses his/ her knowledge of custom automation, electricity and electrical components to support the effort in the build process of custom automated assembly systems. They will be responsible for coordinating the installation & troubleshooting of all electrical components during the system build process. These machines are uniquely designed assembly, inspection and test systems for industries that demand precision assembly for their components. Some of these industries include automotive, aerospace & medical equipment.


The lead electrical machine builder will be responsible for leading & coordinating the efforts in the electrical assembly build process which is a part of a computer controlled mechanical system.

A lead electrician must possess the skills to work well with others and coordinate a team of electrical technicians and apprentices to support the effort of the build process.

Read and understand complex assembly drawings, schematics, and test procedures.

Panel wiring, machine wiring, debug and installation.

Point to point wiring.

Wire and build panels for aerospace industry.

Before beginning assembly, the electrician must be able to interpret the parts design from schematics to correctly determine if the proper material has been selected by the engineer.

o Communication with the engineers may be required to make any necessary changes.

Must be able to layout dimensions of component locations on their own to drill and tap holes on the electrical panels, enclosures and machines for the assembly process.

Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of the system.

Use tools such as conduit benders, screwdrivers, pliers, knives, hacksaws, and wire strippers.

Solid understanding of AC & DC electricity.

Possess the ability to solder to the component level.

Ability to read and operate various measuring equipment related to electronics such as a digital multimeter.

Possess a general knowledge of the use and operation of basic hand and power tools.

Experience with building and troubleshooting wiring harnesses.

Aligns electrical panels & components for assembly, manually or with or with a hoist.

Bolts, screws, dowels, welds or rivets parts together using hand tools, rivet gun and welding equipment or coordinates with a welder or mechanical technician to complete this work.

Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations.

Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities & reading technical publications.

Job Requirements:

Electrical Assembly Technician Skills and Qualifications:

Good working knowledge of basic math must be used in the shop environment.

Solid background in blueprint reading, electrical schematics, machine assembly, troubleshooting & problem-solving.

A lead electrical assembly technician must be able to evaluate product quality and make key decisions which are required to produce a quality product.

A lead electrician must be able to work well with other disciplines as well as other electricians and apprentices.

Desired Computer Skills

Windows-based operating systems

Other Skills Required

Must be able to be a part of a self-directed workforce requiring minimal supervision.

Good communication skills are a must.

Excellent organizational skills are a must.

Excellent time management skills are a must.

Must be able to be a good team member. Teamwork is a must.


First shift (6 am- 4:30 pm) M-F

3-5 years minimum experience as an electrical panel builder

Associated topics: capacitor, electric, electrical, harness, journeyman electrician, plc, solar, transformer, troubleshoot, wiring * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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