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Working As An Assembly Operator

  • $31,440

    Average Salary

What Does An Assembly Operator Do At National Oilwell Varco

* To be trained and certified to perform at least 5 of the following assembly operations, namely, Pre-assembly, Bit chipping and cleaning, Pressure testing, Greasing, Washing and Painting, Boxing
* However, this clause may be waived if operational reasons require management to restrict the job holder to lesser operations.
* To quality control work to Engineering and Quality Specifications and report non-conforming parts to QA Inspector for writing up MDR.
* To train junior Assembly Operators on-the-job and prepare them for certification by QA.
* Be safety conscious, wear required PPE, practice good house-keeping and maintain a safe working environment

What Does An Assembly Operator Do At United Technologies Corporation

* Assemble in compliance with IPC standards
* Operate test and assembly equipment
* Operating small tools/equipment
* Navigate within Oracle's manufacturing reports
* Component identification
* S and housekeeping
* Ensure all safety standards are adhered to
* Find, report and correct EH&S discrepancies on a routine basis
* Recommend improvements to material, process flow and information flow
* Material/inventory management - ensure kanban levels are sufficient to maintain production requirements
* Train new associates in standard manufacturing practices
* Overtime will be required as the needs of the business dictate
* Understand ever changing MFG requirements and the means of achieving those metrics
* Understand internal and external customer requirements
* Promotes and supports company policies, lean culture and teamwork environment
* Other duties may be assigned as required to meet business needs

What Does An Assembly Operator Do At Federal Mogul

* Run, troubleshoot and changeover any and all assembly machines and generally perform all assembly functions including labeling, dunnage management at the machine, part pack out, end-of-machine inspection and the processing of all necessary documentation associated with trace ability, product flow, and verifications.
* This position will be counted upon to support, maintain and enhance all assembly operations and systems with regard to uptime, quality, efficiency and TPM performance.
* Ensure smooth process flow by moving material at various stages through the assembly process through the use of a pallet truck or by hand.
* Responsible for any and all 5S housekeeping duties as assigned by production managers, manufacturing manager or approved engineering staff members.
* This position has a starting rate of $15
* hr. and will progress to a top out rate of $18
* hr

What Does An Assembly Operator Do At Stanley Black and Decker

* Work from operations sequence sheet, cut sheet, or instructions from supervisor or leader.
* Select proper extrusion from storage, place on saw table and activate machine to cut various aluminum parts and maximize yield based on cuts required.
* Make adjustments for depth of cuts, and set machine in automatic cycle to perform operation.
* Keep parts separated as indicated by supervisor or leader of major problems.
* Clean & lubricate machines and maintain oil or coolant levels.
* Remove finished assemblies to designated area, prepare for shipment as required.
* Open and store incoming shipments of extrusions.
* Perform necessary handling requirements of the job and maintain a clean orderly work area

What Does An Assembly Operator Do At Tad PGS, Inc.

* Process components through various assigned power supply assembly operations.
* Primarily soldering, inspections and assembly operations using a microscope.
* Follow work instructions and make processing entries on computer terminals.
* Able to work with chemicals such as isopropyl alcohol, acetone, potting compounds.
* Use of hand tools and equipment such as soldering iron/pot, programming/de-paneling stations and cleaning/test equipment.
* Work with minimal supervision individually or in team environment.
* Participate in process improvements.
* Keep work area safe, orderly and clean.
* Perform all other power supply processing as assigned

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How To Become An Assembly Operator

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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Assembly Operator Career Paths

Assembly Operator
Manufacturing Technician Production Associate Numerical Control Operator
2nd Shift Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Production Operator Production Technician Production Supervisor
Area Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Numerical Control Operator Machinist Machine Shop Supervisor
Assembly Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Technician Engineer Project Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Press Operator Material Handler Operator
Lead Operator
5 Yearsyrs
Production Worker Operator Production Supervisor
Manufacturing Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Press Operator Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
Operation Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Production Operator Production Supervisor Operations Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Operator Technician Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Production Supervisor
Production Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Operator Maintenance Technician
Production Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Inspector Quality Engineer
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Quality Control Inspector
Quality Control Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Technician Quality Control Inspector
Quality Control Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Quality Inspector Quality Technician Quality Engineer
Quality Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Technician Engineering Technician Quality Control Technician
Research And Development Technician
6 Yearsyrs
Forklift Operator Warehouse Manager Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Production Worker Material Handler Forklift Operator
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Assembly Operator Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • German

  • French

  • Tagalog

  • Arabic

  • Russian

  • Turkish

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • Vietnamese

  • Lithuanian

  • Japanese

  • Gujarati

  • Hindi

  • Hmong

  • Polish

  • Swahili

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Top Assembly Operator Skills

  1. Assembly Department
  2. Assembly Line
  3. Safety Policies
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Transferred to assembly department and worked on assembly lines building automotive brake calipers.
  • Gained problem solving experience when fixing machine errors on the assembly line.
  • Perform assignments in accordance with established safety policies and procedures.
  • Machine Operator * Operated 10 ft. Poly Band Saw * Maintained all safety procedures of the operations of machinery.
  • Replaced defective or improperly functioning circuitry or electronics components, using hand tools or soldering iron.

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