Aircraft assemblers work with prefabricated parts to manufacture aircraft subassemblies/aircraft.
A. Motor vehicle assemblers work with motor vehicle parts to produce subassemblies/finished motor vehicles.
B. Assemblers of electrical appliances, apparatus, and equipment work with prefabricated parts to produce household, commercial, and industrial appliances/equipment.
C. Assemblers and fabricators of industrial electrical motors and transformers produce heavy-duty industrial electrical equipment.
D. Mechanical assemblers produce a wide variety of mechanical products such as trucks, buses, and automotive engines.
E. Operators of electrical apparatus manufacturing machinery or equipment produce electrical parts/products.
F. Inspectors and testers ensure that products conform to standards/specifications.
1. Motor vehicle manufacturing - 20.0%
2. Motor vehicle parts manufacturing - 20.0%
3. Computer and electronic product manufacturing - 15.0%
4. Electrical equipment appliance and component manufacturing - 12.0%
5. Aerospace product and parts manufacturing - 7.0%
6. Machinery manufacturing - 6.0%
7. Motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing - 3.0%
1. In general, you need some high school education or a high school diploma.
2. You usually receive on-the-job training for these occupations.
3. To be an aircraft assembler or inspector, you may need aviation or aeronautical technology programs emphasizing aircraft manufacturing.
4. To be an electronic assembler or fabricator, or an industrial electrical motor assembler or fabricator, you may need specialized post-secondary courses.
5. To be an inspector or tester, you usually need experience as an assembler or other worker in your field.
6. Many recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate, and almost 2 in 5 have a community college diploma.
4. Industrial Arts (Electronics)
The average hourly wages for Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics Assemblers is $18.59/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the processing, manufacturing and utilities sector and are above average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.