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Assembler job description

An Assembler is a professional who puts together various products such as service equipment, reading detailed instructions to ensure products are created efficiently and correctly. In addition, they provide the maintenance of assembled equipment, analyze it, and ensure any issues are dealt with accordingly.

Assembler responsibilities include:

  • Reading and comprehending instructions and following established procedures
  • Collecting all material and equipment needed to begin the process
  • Taking precision measurements to ensure perfect fit of components

assembler job description

Job brief

We are looking for a skilled Assembler to connect parts into more complex components. You will ensure all parts fit correctly and are suitable for the final product. You will use your hands or machines to do the job with greater precision.

You must have good technical knowledge and possess great manual dexterity. Ability to read instructions represented in manuals, drawings, schematics etc. and follow them with precision is extremely important.

The goal is to produce complex outputs by putting together smaller components.


  • Read and comprehend instructions and follow established procedures
  • Collect all material and equipment needed to begin the process
  • Take precision measurements to ensure perfect fit of components
  • Select or modify components according to measurements and specifications
  • Align material and put together parts to build more complex units
  • Check output to ensure highest quality
  • Maintain equipment in good condition
  • Keep records of production quantities and time
  • Report on issues, malfunction or defective parts

Requirements and skills

  • Proven experience as assembler
  • Technical knowledge and ability to read blueprints, drawings etc.
  • Ability in using tools (e.g. clamps) and machines (e.g. presses)
  • Good understanding of quality control principles
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination and physical condition
  • High school diploma; Higher degree from a technical school will be appreciated

Frequently asked questions

What does an Assembler do?

Assemblers build and maintain service equipment. In addition, they troubleshoot malfunctions in production for quality control purposes and ensure that all supplies remain available so they can complete work efficiently.

What are the duties and responsibilities of an Assembler?

Assemblers are responsible for producing components by assembling parts and subassemblies. They read blueprints, schematics, or assembly instructions to determine what's needed at their workstations before starting the job. They protect themselves from injury by wearing protective clothing, including gloves, to keep you stable and safe.

What makes a Good Assembler?

Assemblers must have good dexterity, basic math skills, and the ability to read blueprints or manuals. They also need durable mechanical skills and stamina for long hours on their feet with the solid physical strength necessary to lift heavy parts during the assembly process.

Who does an Assembler works with?

Assemblers work with Production Supervisors, who often plan out an Assembler's working hours, ensuring this time is utilized efficiently. They ensure work is completed, not forfeiting quality for more built products.

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