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Factory Worker Assembling Parts




Career Overview

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What They Do

Assemblers and fabricators work to assemble finished products that go into manufactured products.  They also perform quality checks for mistakes of faulty components in the assembly process.  The most common workplace of assemblers and fabricators work in manufacturing plants.

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Job Duties

  • Reading and understanding blueprints  

  • Use various hand tools and machines to assemble parts

  • Reading and understanding product schematics and assembly instructions

  • Taking part in product development meetings

  • Verifying dimensions and product specifications

  • Ensuring that all the required parts for assembly are present

  • Marking cutting lines on material

  • Ensuring that all parts are properly fitted, aligned and screwed in

  • Ensuring that quality control standards are met

  • Maintaining a production schedule

  • Testing products for their functionality

  • Troubleshooting and stress testing products to minimize problems or recalls

  • Reporting and detailing product malfunctions

  • Adhering to assembly safety standards

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Job Earnings

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (**2019 Median Annual Salary)

$33,710 per year 
$16.21 per hour

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Education/Training Requirements

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The education level and qualifications needed to be an assembler or fabricator varies with the industry and employer. Although a high school diploma is enough for most jobs, experience and additional training are needed for more advanced assembly work.

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Job Outlook & Growth

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Overall employment of assemblers and fabricators is projected to decline 11 percent from 2019 to 2029. However, many openings are expected each year because of the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.

Career Pathway

Ways to Start Preparing for Your Future Career TODAY!
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Middle & High School Opportunities

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Local Colleges/Training

Local Career Connection

Tricia Doty, Assembly Supervisor

Liberty Pumps

Bergen, NY

Deeper Dive

Why Liberty Pumps

Liberty Pumps

Star Headlight - Made in Our Home Town


Where Can I Work?

Local GLOW Companies With Assembly Jobs

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Star Headlight and Lantern Company Inc.
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