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Product Assembler

Product Assemblers put together components and subassemblies that go into the production of metal products, electrical and electronic equipment, jewellery and precious metal articles, and joinery products.

Overview

Product Assemblers put together components and subassemblies that go into the production of metal products, electrical and electronic equipment, jewellery and precious metal articles, and joinery products.

Day-to-day

  • locating, positioning and securing components on workbenches
  • punching and drilling mounting holes in parts and assembled products
  • assembling and securing components in sequence
  • assembling parts by nailing, screwing, gluing and dowelling, riveting, crimping, soldering and spot welding components
  • fitting hardware items, such as hinges, catches and knobs, to parts
  • attaching and fastening jewellery and jewellery parts to fabricate bracelets, necklaces, brooches and earrings
  • deburring and finishing items using files, grinding wheels and emery paper
  • may manually wind light electrical field coils.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

Occupation snapshot
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$963 / week
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Stable
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Product Assembler

  • You can work as a Product Assembler without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate I or II in a related manufacturing field might be helpful.

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