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Become A Control Panel Tester

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Working As A Control Panel Tester

  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Stressful

  • $36,840

    Average Salary

What Does A Control Panel Tester Do At Kelly Services

* Wire various control panel products in preparation for test and final inspection.
* Cut, strip, crimp and wire 26 AWG
* AWG per documentation with a high degree of accuracy
* Perform High Voltage wiring as needed (14 AWG
* AWG normally, 1/0
* MCM occasionally)
* Read, understand and utilize various engineering and manufacturing documents including bills of materials, assembly drawings, assembly instructions, wiring schematics and diagrams
* Straighten, align, and organize wire to professional standards
* Apply hand tools to ensure correct torque
* Document QC and problem resolution logs
* Perform re-work of wiring and assembly at request and guidance of QC technicians

What Does A Control Panel Tester Do At Brock Solutions Us Inc.

Panel layout and design according to schematics/drawings Read electrical schematics and drawings Operate necessary hand and power tools Assemble equipment from blueprints and verbal instructions Shift: Day shift with occasional overtime available

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How To Become A Control Panel Tester

The education level and qualifications needed to enter these jobs vary depending on the industry and employer. Although a high school diploma is enough for most jobs, experience and additional training is needed for more advanced assembly work.


Most employers require a high school diploma or the equivalent for assembler and fabricator positions.


Workers usually receive on-the-job training, sometimes including employer-sponsored technical instruction.

Some employers may require specialized training or an associate’s degree for the most skilled assembly and fabrication jobs. For example, jobs with electrical, electronic, and aircraft and motor vehicle products manufacturers typically require more formal education through technical schools. Apprenticeship programs are also available.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA) offers the Precision Sheet Metal Operator Certification (PSMO) and the Precision Press Brake Certification (PPB). Although not required, becoming certified can demonstrate competence and professionalism. It also may help a candidate advance in the profession.

In addition, many employers that hire electrical and electronic assembly workers, especially those in the aerospace and defense industries, require certifications in soldering.

Important Qualities

Color vision. Assemblers and fabricators who make electrical and electronic products must be able to distinguish different colors because the wires they work with often are color coded.

Dexterity. Assemblers and fabricators should have a steady hand and good hand-eye coordination, as they must grasp, manipulate, or assemble parts and components that are often very small.

Math skills. Assemblers and fabricators must know basic math and must be able to use computers, as the manufacturing process continues to advance technologically.

Mechanical skills. Modern production systems require assemblers and fabricators to be able to use programmable motion-control devices, computers, and robots on the factory floor.

Physical stamina. Assemblers and fabricators must be able to stand for long periods and perform repetitious work.

Physical strength. Assemblers and fabricators must be strong enough to lift heavy components or pieces of machinery. Some assemblers, such as those in the aerospace industry, must frequently bend or climb ladders when assembling parts.

Technical skills. Assemblers and fabricators must be able to understand technical manuals, blueprints, and schematics for a wide range of products and machines to properly manufacture the final product.

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Top Skills for A Control Panel Tester


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Top Control Panel Tester Skills

  1. Wire Control Panels
  2. Mechanical Layout
  3. PLC
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Build and wire control panels for Package handling equipment which includes conveyor systems and pallet dispensing equipment.
  • Assembled panels according to schematics, soldering and manipulating components, programming/editing frequency drives and PLCs.
  • Identified and corrected malfunctioning installation and/or components using test equipment and hand tools.
  • Assembled a variety of electronic/mechanical components from electrical schematics and mechanical assembly documentation.
  • Installed and wired electrical components for control panels, maintaining excellent quality control to meet UL standards.

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