Component Assembler

Assemble manufactured building and travel trailer components.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Component Assemblers do?

Assembles manufactured building and travel trailer components, such as sinks, cabinets, closets, counters, doors, and partitions, using hand and power tools: Obtains precut parts and subassemblies specified on parts list. Positions precut parts and subassemblies on worktable according to blueprint specifications or assembly instructions and examines joints to ensure snug fit. Applies glue to parts, using brush or spray gun, and fastens parts together to form component, using staple gun, hammer, or power screwdriver. Positions template on component or measures to locate position for hardware, such as door knobs, rollers, or faucets, and bores holes or cuts grooves for hardware, such as door hinges, pulls, door knobs, or rollers, using power saw and drill. Fastens hardware in place and hangs doors in frames, using screwdriver and drill. Positions and secures sink or lavatory fixtures in specified position, using pipe wrench. May cut precut lumber to alter dimensions to meet specifications, using power saw and tape measure. May bend portion of wooden counter top to form backsplash, using bending machine. May be designated according to component assembled as Cabinet Assembler; Counter Top Assembler; Partition Assembler.

Should I be a Component Assembler?

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

  • Also known as: Assembler, Component, Component Lead Former, Composite Assembler, Composites Fabricator and Assembler

    How to become a Component Assembler

    Component 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 Component Assembler-related education!
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