Product assemblers put together components and subassemblies that go into the production of metal products, electrical and electronic equipment, joinery products, jewellery and precious metal articles.
Duties & Tasks
Product assemblers may perform the following tasks:locate, position and secure components on workbenchespunch and drill mounting holes in parts and assembled productsassemble and secure components in sequenceassemble parts by nailing, screwing, gluing and pinning, riveting, soldering and spot welding componentsfit hardware items, such as hinges, catches and knobs, to partsattach and fasten jewellery parts to fabricate bracelets, necklaces, brooches and earringsremove raised edges and finish items using files, grinding wheels and emery papercheck products to identify and reject defective itemswork under instruction from leading hands or supervisorspack products into boxes and stack onto palletsoperate automatic and semi-automatic machinery and tools, such as conveyor belts, bottling machines or soldering ironsmanually wind light electrical field coils.
Product assemblers work in factories and workshops usually under close supervision. Working conditions can be noisy and they may be required to stand for long periods while performing repetitive work. Factories will often rotate their staff so that they are not doing the same task for too long and so that staff are multiskilled across production operations.
- enjoy practical and manual activities careful and patient good eyesight (may be corrected) good hand-eye coordination able to carry out repetitive tasks quickly and methodically able to work as part of a team able to read and follow instructions safety-conscious.