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Working As A Manufacturing Team Member

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $40,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Manufacturing Team Member Do

Assemblers and fabricators assemble finished products and the parts that go into them. They use tools, machines, and their hands to make engines, computers, aircraft, ships, boats, toys, electronic devices, control panels, and more.

Duties

Assemblers and fabricators typically do the following:

  • Read and understand schematics and blueprints
  • Use hand tools or machines to assemble parts
  • Conduct quality control checks
  • Work closely with designers and engineers in product development

Assemblers and fabricators have an important role in the manufacturing process. They assemble both finished products and the pieces that go into them. The products encompass a full range of manufactured goods, including aircraft, toys, household appliances, automobiles, computers, and electronic devices.

Changes in technology have transformed the manufacturing and assembly process. Modern manufacturing systems use robots, computers, programmable motion-control devices, and various sensing technologies. These technological changes affect the way in which goods are made and the jobs of those who make them. Advanced assemblers must be able to work with these new technologies and use them to manufacture goods.

The job of an assembler or fabricator requires a range of knowledge and skills. Skilled assemblers putting together complex machines, for example, read detailed schematics that show how to assemble the machine. After determining how parts should connect, they use hand or power tools to trim, shim, cut, and make other adjustments to fit components together. Once the parts are properly aligned, they connect them with bolts and screws or weld or solder pieces together.

Quality control is important throughout the assembly process, so assemblers look for faulty components and mistakes in the assembly process. They help fix problems before defective products are made.

Manufacturing techniques are moving away from traditional assembly line systems toward lean manufacturing systems, which use teams of workers to produce entire products or components. Lean manufacturing has changed the nature of the assemblers’ duties.

It has become more common to involve assemblers and fabricators in product development. Designers and engineers consult manufacturing workers during the design stage to improve product reliability and manufacturing efficiency. Some experienced assemblers work with designers and engineers to build prototypes or test products.

Although most assemblers and fabricators are classified as team assemblers, others specialize in producing one type of product or perform the same or similar tasks throughout the assembly process.

The following are examples of types of assemblers and fabricators:

Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers fit, fasten, and install parts of airplanes, space vehicles, or missiles, such as the wings, fuselage, landing gear, rigging and control equipment, and heating and ventilating systems.

Coil winders, tapers, and finishers wind wire coils of electrical components used in a variety of electric and electronic products, including resistors, transformers, generators, and electric motors.

Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers build products such as electric motors, computers, electronic control devices, and sensing equipment. Automated systems have been put in place because many small electronic parts are too small or fragile for human assembly. Much of the remaining work of electrical and electronic assemblers is done by hand during the small-scale production of electronic devices used in all types of aircraft, military systems, and medical equipment. Production by hand requires these workers to use devices such as soldering irons.

Electromechanical equipment assemblers assemble and modify electromechanical devices such as household appliances, computer tomography scanners, or vending machines. The workers use a variety of tools, such as rulers, rivet guns, and soldering irons.

Engine and machine assemblers construct, assemble, and rebuild engines, turbines, and machines used in automobiles, construction and mining equipment, and power generators.

Structural metal fabricators and fitters cut, align, and fit together structural metal parts and may help weld or rivet the parts together.

Fiberglass laminators and fabricators laminate layers of fiberglass on molds to form boat decks and hulls, bodies for golf carts, automobiles, and other products.

Team assemblers work on an assembly line, but they rotate through different tasks, rather than specializing in a single task. The team may decide how the work is assigned and how different tasks are done. Some aspects of lean production, such as rotating tasks and seeking worker input on improving the assembly process, are common to all assembly and fabrication occupations.

Timing device assemblers, adjusters, and calibrators do precision assembling or adjusting of timing devices within very narrow tolerances.

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How To Become A Manufacturing Team Member

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.

Education

Most employers require a high school diploma or the equivalent for assembler and fabricator positions.

Training

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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Manufacturing Team Member Career Paths

Manufacturing Team Member
Barista Security Officer
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Instructor Assistant Director Director Of Food And Beverage
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Instructor Chairperson
Board Member
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Service Technician Service Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Technician Account Manager Product Manager
Brand Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Sales Consultant Sales Manager
Business Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Barista Specialist Account Manager
Business Development Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Support Team Member Specialist Operations Manager
Business Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Specialist Operations Manager General Manager
Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Production Supervisor Operations Manager
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Office Manager Accountant
Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Merchandiser Account Manager
Director Of Sales
10 Yearsyrs
Security Guard Dispatcher Logistics Coordinator
Logistics Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Service Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher Operations Manager
Operations Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Warehouse Worker Warehouse Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Support Team Member Security Officer Account Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Maintenance Technician Field Service Technician
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Driver Operation Supervisor Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Specialist Account Manager Account Executive
Territory Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Manufacturing Team Member Demographics

Gender

Male

49.9%

Female

47.9%

Unknown

2.3%
Ethnicity

White

60.7%

Hispanic or Latino

16.6%

Black or African American

10.8%

Asian

8.2%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

54.8%

French

10.8%

Chinese

4.5%

German

4.4%

Mandarin

4.1%

Arabic

2.6%

Italian

2.3%

Japanese

2.3%

Portuguese

2.0%

Hindi

1.9%

Russian

1.7%

Korean

1.7%

Vietnamese

1.3%

Cantonese

1.2%

Tagalog

1.2%

Hmong

1.0%

Polish

0.6%

Hebrew

0.6%

Urdu

0.6%

Thai

0.5%
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Manufacturing Team Member Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.7%

Liberty University

6.9%

University of Central Florida

5.7%

Michigan State University

5.2%

Southern New Hampshire University

5.1%

Pennsylvania State University

5.1%

University of Alabama

4.9%

University of North Texas

4.8%

Purdue University

4.5%

Virginia Commonwealth University

4.4%

Ashford University

4.4%

Florida State University

4.2%

Northern Arizona University

4.0%

Community College of the Air Force

4.0%

Ball State University

4.0%

Iowa State University

3.9%

Temple University

3.8%

Illinois State University

3.8%

Arizona State University

3.8%

Texas A&M University

3.8%
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Majors

Business

21.7%

Psychology

7.9%

Criminal Justice

7.4%

Communication

5.9%

Nursing

5.1%

Computer Science

4.7%

General Studies

4.6%

Biology

4.0%

Accounting

3.9%

Marketing

3.7%

Medical Assisting Services

3.5%

Kinesiology

3.5%

Management

3.4%

Mechanical Engineering

3.3%

Education

3.1%

English

3.1%

Liberal Arts

3.0%

Health Care Administration

3.0%

Graphic Design

2.8%

Political Science

2.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

41.4%

Other

30.5%

Associate

11.9%

Masters

9.5%

Certificate

3.7%

Diploma

1.4%

Doctorate

1.1%

License

0.4%
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AVERAGE SALARY FOR A Manufacturing Team Member

Average Yearly Salary
$40,000
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$18,000
Min 10%
$40,000
Median 50%
$40,000
Median 50%
$40,000
Median 50%
$40,000
Median 50%
$40,000
Median 50%
$40,000
Median 50%
$40,000
Median 50%
$90,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Integer
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
1.5 years
How much does a Manufacturing Team Member make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Manufacturing Team Member in the United States is $40,879 per year or $20 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $18,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $90,000.

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Top Skills for A Manufacturing Team Member

  1. New Merchandise
  2. Stock Shelves
  3. Sales Floor
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  • Contacted members and guest to follow up on purchases, suggest new merchandise and inform them about promotions and upcoming events.
  • Target Duties included: Unload Merchandise, Restock shelves, stock produce, some back stock experience
  • Maintained sales floor and assisted customers with knowledgeable information about merchandise.
  • Provide energetic customer service that consistently solves problems and exceeds both management and customer expectations.
  • Operate equipment according to company safety standards to assist in moving merchandise.

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Top 10 Best States for Manufacturing Team Members

  1. Kentucky
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. Tennessee
  4. Ohio
  5. Indiana
  6. Wyoming
  7. Iowa
  8. Missouri
  9. Maine
  10. Washington
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