What does an Assembler do?

An assembler is an individual who puts systems or parts together to create a finished product. An assembler follows instructions and uses tools to build a wide variety of objects such as engines, control panels, electronic devices, toys and vehicles.

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Working as an Assembler

  • Verifies specifications by measuring completed parts
  • Assembles parts and sub-parts by using a template or following instructions
  • Reads and understands schematics
  • Controls automated machinery to partially or completely assemble products
  • Maintains a good working and maintenance culture
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How much does an Assembler make in the United States?

111.1k salaries reported, updated at November 27, 2021
per hour

The average salary for a assembler is $14.67 per hour in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
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Frequently asked questions

Common questions about being an Assembler

What are some questions I can expect at my interview for an assembler position?

Some of the questions that you can expect for an assembler interview are:

  • Have you ever built something?
  • Why is work safety important to you?
  • Tell us about some of the complex projects you have worked on.
  • Can you read blueprints and schematics?
  • Tell us more about your soft skills.
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What is the average number of hours per week to work as an assembler?

An assembler in the U.S. usually works between 25 and 50 hours per week. This may vary based on the industry and the employer.

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What are the different types of assemblers?

Here are a few of the many assembly specialties:

  • Mechanical assemblers
  • Electrical or electronic assemblers
  • Coil winders, tapers and finishers
  • Structural metal fabricators and fitters
  • Timing device assemblers, adjusters and calibrators
  • Fiberglass laminators and fabricators
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