Motorcycle Subassembler

Assemble forks, frames, transmissions, or subassemblies of motorcycles.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Motorcycle Subassemblers do?

Assembles forks, frames, transmissions, or other subassemblies of motorcycles, using handtools or power tools: Positions parts or components in holding fixture on bench. Drills, taps, and reams holes in parts, using handtools, power tools, or single-spindle drill press. Bolts, screws, fits, or presses parts together, using screwdriver, wrench, arbor press, or flexible power press. Aligns and adjusts movement of parts or sets clearance between parts, using dial indicators, feeler gauges, or snap gauges. Examines parts or observes their operation in subassembly to detect defective parts. Replaces defective parts, using handtools. May test assembled units, such as transmissions, under simulated operating conditions. May be designated according to component assembled as Brake Assembler; Clutch Assembler; Fork Assembler; Frame Assembler; Handle-Bar Assembler; Transmission Assembler.


Should I be a Motorcycle Subassembler?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Motorcycle Subassembler

    Motorcycle Subassemblers 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 Motorcycle Subassembler-related education!
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