Production Line Assembler

Perform assembly line tasks to assemble structural parts.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Production Line Assemblers do?

Performs any combination of following assembly line tasks to assemble structural parts, such as metal sashes, doors, windows, and window screens, using handtools and portable power tools: Assembles frame components, such as tops, bottoms, sides, panels, and molding in jigs or fixtures. Smooths edges of components to obtain specified fit, using grinder or file. Punches or drills holes for fastening, using hole punch or power drill. Aligns holes and screws or bolts frame components together, using screwdriver or wrench. Positions hardware, such as locks, hinges, catches, and swivels on frame and fastens hardware to frame, using screwdriver, nut runner, and hand riveter. Cuts screens to specified size, using measuring jig and hand shears. Positions screen over frame and secures screen in groove, using disk roller. Spreads glue, putty, or plastic compound on frame and positions precut glass panes into frame. Rolls plastic or metal spline into groove and trims excess spline, using knife, or crimps edges of groove to hold screen or glass in place, using crimping tool. Assembles components of lock, such as bolts, washers, and spring. Inspects workpiece to detect scratches or burs. Positions workpiece in measuring jig to verify dimensions. May lay out reference points for drilling holes in frame members, using template, rule, and square. May cut channels and molding to specified length, using pinch cutter, shears, or cuttoff saw. May cut glass to specified size, using glass cutter. May be designated according to part assembled as Channel Installer; Door-Lock Installer; Frame Assembler; Hardware Installer; Kick-Plate Installer; Screen Installer; Spliner.

Should I be a Production Line 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Production Line

    How to Become a
    Production Line Assembler

    Production Line 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 Production Line Assembler-related education!
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