Assemblers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Test and check electrical assemblies and wiring for proper connections
B. Perform minor adjustments and repairs.
C. Assemble, fit and install prefabricated parts to form subassemblies or finish products using hand and power tools
D. Position, align and adjust parts for proper fit and assembly and connect cables, tubes and wires
E. Fasten parts together using bolting and riveting equipment or other fastening and joining techniques
F. Operate or tend automated assembling equipment, such as robotics and fixed automation equipment
G. Operate small cranes to transport or position larger parts as required.
1. Motor vehicle parts manufacturing - 27.0%
2. Machinery manufacturing - 18.0%
3. Motor vehicle manufacturing - 13.0%
4. Motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing - 11.0%
5. Fabricated metal product manufacturing - 5.0%
6. Wholesale trade - 4.0%
7. Other transportation equipment manufacturing - 4.0%
1. Some secondary school education is required.
2. Up to two years of on-the-job training are provided.
3. Experience as a mechanical assembler may be required for inspectors in this unit group.
4. Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate, and almost 3 in 10 have a Community College diploma.
4. Industrial Arts (Electronics)
The average hourly wages for Mechanical Assemblers and Inspectors is $17.54/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the processing, manufacturing and utilities sector and are close to the average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at a below-average rate from 2002 to 2004.