Unit Assembler

Fabricate and assemble custom-built products.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Unit Assemblers do?

Fabricates and assembles custom-built products, such as doors, windows, window screens, and metal awnings according to work orders, diagrams, or layout, using handtools, power tools, and metalworking machinery: Aligns component parts in jig or straightens and squares parts, using measuring instrument and straightedge. Smooths edges to obtain specified fit, using file or grinder. Straightens components, using hammer or straightening press. Traces reference lines to lay out points for screw and rivet holes, using rule and scribe or template. Drills or punches screw and rivet holes, using punch or drillpress or portable power drill. Assembles component parts to form completed unit, using handtools and portable power tools [ASSEMBLER, PRODUCTION LINE]. Measures panels and lifts and turns latches to inspect and test them for conformance to specifications. May operate riveter, power press, or airhammer to assemble units. May polish surfaces, using portable buffing and polishing tools. May be designated by product assembled as Fireproof-Door Assembler; Metal-Door Assembler; Metal-Window-Screen Assembler.


Should I be an Unit 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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Assembler, Metal Furniture, Assembler, Unit, Cable Mock Up Assembler, Mock Up Assembler

    How to become an Unit Assembler

    Unit 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 Unit Assembler-related education!
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