How to write an Assembler job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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What does an Assembler do?

An Assembler is responsible for putting together component parts or pieces adhering to a specified set of blueprints or schematics. Requires mathematical, basic engineering, and technical skills to interpret plans. The Assembler is responsible for verifying correct quantities of components parts and quality checking completed items. May also be responsible for managing parts inventory and basic reporting. The ability to use hand tools and mechanical equipment is beneficial in this role, as is an understanding of basic engineering principles and a knowledge of safety procedures.

Assembler job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Assembler job titles

  • Assembler
  • Senior Assembler
  • Electromechanical Assembler
  • Assembler (Part-Time)
  • Machine Assembler

Assembler job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of an Assembler job summary

Our tool manufacturing company is seeking Assemblers to join our assembly line team. We’re looking for dedicated individuals who always show up for work on time and who thrive in a team-oriented environment. Successful candidates will have some prior experience in assembly and be capable of reading blueprints and schematics correctly. We need to fill these jobs immediately, so it’s important for new hires to hit the ground running. We offer both day- and second-shift schedules, though we appreciate workers with flexible calendars. We compensate for the variable work schedules in excellent benefits and generous PTO.

Assembler responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Assembler responsibilities

  • Rotate through multiple stations on a shift to ensure maximum alertness and preparation
  • Read blueprints and verify the parts required prior to assembly
  • Double-check connections to ensure they match and record any discrepancies in assembly log
  • Inform supervisors of any part or equipment defects to ensure prompt response to the problem
  • Familiarize yourself with the tools, instrumentation and calibration equipment
  • Communicate with other stations on the assembly line to ensure maximum speed and accuracy
  • Maintain and service all equipment when necessary
  • Conserve resources and supplies to facilitate minimum waste
  • Assemble components accurately, thoroughly and quickly to approved specifications

Assembler qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Assembler skills

  • High school diploma/GED required
  • 2+ years’ experience in general assembly work or specialized training
  • Ability to commit to flexible schedule and prompt arrival for shifts
  • Experience with power and hand tools a plus
  • Basic math and communication skills required

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