"assembly instructions," "production goals," and "assembly line" aren't the only skills we found assembly specialists list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of assembly specialist responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 27.6% of assembly specialists have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 1.4% earned their master's degrees before becoming an assembly specialist. While it's true that some assembly specialists have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every three assembly specialists did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The assembly specialists who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and electrical engineering, while a small population of assembly specialists studied general studies and criminal justice.
Once you're ready to become an assembly specialist, you should explore the companies that typically hire assembly specialists. According to assembly specialist resumes that we searched through, assembly specialists are hired the most by G&W; Electric Co., Honeywell International, and Spirit AeroSystems. Currently, G&W; Electric Co. has 2 assembly specialist job openings, while there are 2 at Honeywell International and 2 at Spirit AeroSystems.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, assembly specialists tend to earn the biggest salaries at Skyworks Solutions, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens. Take Skyworks Solutions for example. The median assembly specialist salary is $71,082. At Lockheed Martin, assembly specialists earn an average of $70,367, while the average at Siemens is $67,551. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire assembly specialists from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include Caterpillar, Ford Motor Company, and General Electric.