Bellows Assembler

Fabricate bellows assemblies for thermostats.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bellows Assemblers do?

Performs any combination of following tasks to fabricate bellows assemblies for thermostats: Spins bellows and flanges covers onto bellows, using spinning and flanging machines. Winds copper tubing around circular fixture and cuts tubing to specified length to form capillary tube. Attaches bulb to end of capillary tube, using staking machine, and solders bellows to opposite end of capillary tube, using soft or silver solder, soldering iron or torch, and brazing rod. Cleans bellows assembly to remove foreign material resulting from soldering and brazing operation. Places bellows assemblies on tray and loads tray into drying oven. Clips excess material from bellows assembly, using clipping machine. Examines assemblies for surface defects, such as cracks or pits, and places defective assemblies into boxes for salvage. Maintains production records.


Should I be a Bellows Assembler?

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

  • How to become a Bellows Assembler

    Bellows Assemblers 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 Bellows Assembler-related education!
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