How to Hire an Assembler

Does your growing business need an assembler? Assemblers tie together components to create finished products.

Here are some tips to help you find great assembler candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Assemblers searching for jobs on Indeed*

817,903

Job seekers that clicked assembler jobs

6,156

Total number of employers with active jobs

33,443

Assembler jobs that received clicks

What is the cost of hiring?

  • Common salary in US: $13.89 hourly
  • Typical salaries range from $7.25$24.70 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – March 2021

As of March 2021, assembler jobs in the US are moderately competitive compared to other job markets, with an average of 24 job seekers per assembler job. 

Why hire an assembler?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line.

A great assembler hire can help your business by:

• Routinely assembling parts to create a finished product
• Documenting assembly instructions so your operation can scale
• Ensuring the assembled product meets company guidelines and specifications

What are the types of assemblers?

Assemblers generally work in factories and production warehouses, where they assemble and repair products. While the position starts as entry level for most workers, there are opportunities to move up as they become more experienced, and there are also different types of assemblers. Here are the most common types of assembler jobs.

  • Entry-level assembler: Entry-level assemblers work on production lines and perform tasks such as assembling various products, performing repairs and assessing completed products for defects.
  • Assembler supervisor: Assembler supervisors oversee assemblers and line workers. They also work on assembly lines and assist with assembling products and performing repairs. 
  • Welder/Brazer:  Welders and brazers use heated tools to fuse metal pieces together to create metal products and make repairs. 
  • Machinists: Machinists create products and parts using automated equipment and manual tools. Machinists help streamline the assembly process. 
  • Quality control inspector: Quality control inspectors work at the end of assembly lines to ensure all products are assembled correctly and match assigned blueprints. 

Where to find assemblers

To find the right assembler for your business, consider trying out a few different recruiting strategies.

  • Promote from within. Are there any entry-level employees at your factory or production house looking to level up? If so, this is a great way to recruit quality workers and show your employees there are opportunities for advancement at your company.
  • Post flyers in local businesses. Posting flyers on bulletin boards of local businesses such as coffee houses, grocery stores or other establishments with a high rotation of traffic is a good way to recruit potentially interested workers who are local to the area.
  • Create a social media posting. If your business has a social media page, making a simple post stating that your company is looking to hire is an easy way to reach multiple potential applicants.
  • Post your job online. Try posting your assembler job on Indeed to find and attract quality assembler candidates. 

What are the types of assemblers?

Assemblers generally work in factories and production warehouses, where they assemble and repair products. While the position starts as entry level for most workers, there are opportunities to move up as they become more experienced, and there are also different types of assemblers. Here are the most common types of assembler jobs.

  • Entry-level assembler: Entry-level assemblers work on production lines and perform tasks such as assembling various products, performing repairs and assessing completed products for defects.
  • Assembler supervisor: Assembler supervisors oversee assemblers and line workers. They also work on assembly lines and assist with assembling products and performing repairs. 
  • Welder/Brazer:  Welders and brazers use heated tools to fuse metal pieces together to create metal products and make repairs. 
  • Machinists: Machinists create products and parts using automated equipment and manual tools. Machinists help streamline the assembly process. 
  • Quality control inspector: Quality control inspectors work at the end of assembly lines to ensure all products are assembled correctly and match assigned blueprints. 

Writing an assembler job description

The key to finding qualified assembler candidates is a thoughtful job description. An assembler job description includes a compelling summary of the role, workplace conditions, a detailed list of duties and responsibilities and the required and preferred skills for the position.

When writing your assembler job description, consider including some or all of the following keywords to improve the visibility of your job posting. These are the most popular search terms leading to clicks on Assembler jobs, according to Indeed data. 

  • Assembler
  • Manufacturing
  • Assembly
  • Hiring immediately
  • Production
  • Warehouse
  • Factory
  • Assembly production
  • Warehouse worker
  • Immediately hiring

Interviewing assembler candidates

Strong candidates for assembler positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Their ability to work on routine jobs for long periods
• Comprehension of following instructions or schematics
• Inspecting finished products for quality assurance

Need help coming up with interview questions? See our list of assembler interview questions for examples (with sample answers).

FAQs about how to hire an assembler

What does an assembler wear?

Assemblers are required to wear safety gear, as they typically work in factories and manufacturing plants where they may be exposed to potentially hazardous fumes, chemicals or components. Depending on the specifics of the work environment, safety gear may include protective eyewear, coveralls, hard hats and ear plugs to protect hearing. Assemblers stand for long periods of time on hard flooring, so comfortable nonslip shoes are also recommended.

How do I choose between two good assembler candidates?

Assemblers are often hired as entry-level employees, so it can be challenging to choose between two candidates if they both have similar work experience. One way to select one candidate over another is to inquire about their specific goals for your company. For example, if one candidate is looking to start as an assembler and possibly move into a managerial position, while the other candidate is just looking for a seasonal job, you may wish to hire the individual who envisions a longer future at your place of business. 

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