Movement Assembler

Assemble watch, clock, and appliance timer movements.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Movement Assemblers do?

Assembles watch, clock, and appliance timer movements, using handtools and power tools: Positions front plate assembly in holding fixture. Positions setting and winding mechanisms on front plate and positions escapement, pallet, and train pivot in pivot holes of front plate, using tweezers and loupe. Positions backplate over pillars and aligns pivots of parts with pivot holes in backplate. Fastens backplate to movement, using pneumatic screwdriver. Attaches alarm components to alarm clock movements, installs motors in electric clocks, and assembles motors and appliance timers, using handtools and pneumatic screwdriver. Records quantity of movements assembled.

Should I be a Movement 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.

  • Also known as: Assembler, Cards and Announcements, Assembler, Movement

    How to become a Movement Assembler

    Movement 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 Movement Assembler-related education!
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