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Product Assembler

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.
  • Working conditions
    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.
    Personal requirements
  • 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.
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