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Become A Truss Assembler

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Working As A Truss Assembler

  • 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

  • $29,080

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Truss Assembler does

  • Verified dimensions of precut parts and accuracy of assembly, using ruler.
  • Assemble truss from components using hand tools.
  • Placed metal reinforcement plates over connecting joints and connected parts at joints, using pneumatic staple gun.
  • Place metal reinforcement plates over connecting joints and connects parts at joints, using a hammer.
  • Assemble wooden parts to build trusses following blueprints.
  • Band trusses, truss assembly, framing
  • Assemble roof and floor trusses.
  • Ensured that all OSHA standards were met in the day to day operation of the truss plant.
  • Use nail gun to assembly trusses Put metal plates on trusses as well
  • Assembled roof trusses both individually and in a team.
  • Use of a tape measure Skills Used Math

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How To Become A Truss Assembler

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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Truss Assembler Demographics


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  • Asian

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • German


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Top Skills for A Truss Assembler


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Top Truss Assembler Skills

  1. Roof Trusses
  2. Floor Trusses
  3. Safety Gloves
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided setup, production, and changeover of roof trusses for various home builders in the local area.
  • Assembled roof and floor trusses, wall panels, and staircases.
  • Assemble wooden parts to build trusses following blueprints.
  • Moved specified precut parts to work area and positioned parts in jig by hand, following blueprint specifications.
  • Place metal reinforcement plates over connecting joints and connect joint parts using hammer, screwdriver or pneumatic staple gun.

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