Knock-Up Assembler

Glue and drive tenons of precut wood parts into mortises of other parts.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Knock-Up Assemblers do?

Glues and drives tenons of precut wood parts into mortises of other parts to assemble wood products, such as window sashes, door frames, boxes, or furniture or cabinet parts: Brushes glue on tenons or into mortises. Places wood parts on worktable according to specified pattern and sequence and drives tenons of parts into mortises of adjacent parts, using mallet. Inserts mullions between stiles and rails of multipane windows and fastens them with glue. Stacks completed items on skid. May insert wedges into mortises to fasten parts together. May operate clamp machine to squeeze tenons into mortises. May be designated according to product assembled as Door Assembler II; Sash Assembler.

Should I be a Knock-Up Assembler?

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

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    Knock-Up 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 Knock-Up Assembler-related education!
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