Assembly Operator

Fit parts into wooden shuttles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Assembly Operators do?

Fits parts, such as shuttle eyes, tension devices, plates, and spindles, into wooden shuttles: Smooths interior surfaces of openings in shuttles or spindles, using chisel or cutting machine with rotating knives. Bores holes for final assembly, using boring machine. Positions parts in specified opening and screws or bolts them in place, using handtools. Tests tension devices for resistance.

Should I be an Assembly Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Rocket-Assembly Operator

    How to become an Assembly Operator

    Assembly Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Assembly Operator-related education!
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