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 workbenches
punch and drill mounting holes in parts and assembled products
assemble and secure components in sequence
assemble parts by nailing, screwing, gluing and pinning, riveting, soldering and spot welding components
fit hardware items, such as hinges, catches and knobs, to parts
attach and fasten jewellery parts to fabricate bracelets, necklaces, brooches and earrings
remove raised edges and finish items using files, grinding wheels and emery paper
check products to identify and reject defective items
work under instruction from leading hands or supervisors
pack products into boxes and stack onto pallets
operate automatic and semi-automatic machinery and tools, such as conveyor belts, bottling machines or soldering irons
manually 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