What Do Team Assemblers Do?
Team assemblers usually work in manufacturing where they help assemble products. Working in a team, everyone has a specific job duty to assemble a part of the product. Assemblers may rotate positions and are required to know all the duties of each spot on the team. This means you won’t be stuck doing the same job permanently as would happen on the traditional assembly line. There is expected to be a small four percent increase in jobs for this profession. Mostly this is due to the reduction in manufacturers in the country because many are taking production overseas where labor is cheaper. Additionally, improved technology has reduced the number of employees needed in manufacturing.
Team Assemblers Skills and Abilities
As a team assembler, you need to be familiar with the production process. You should be good at learning the different roles you may have and understand how each team member works together to complete the final product. Good communication skills are a plus because when working as a team, you need to be able to communicate effectively. The ability to recognize problems is helpful to ensure quality in the product you are working on and attention to detail will help with this, too.
Team Assemblers Duties
While you may rotate the different positions on your team, each position is still responsible for assembling one part of the product. You must know all the different roles good enough to be able to perform each position efficiently. As you work, you will use tools and machines to assemble your part of the final product. You also must watch quality control by inspecting the materials you are working with and the overall product you are assembling.It’s important that you also keep your work area clean and in order. If something is spilled, knocked over or otherwise makes a mess, you need to get it cleaned as soon as possible so that it doesn’t interfere with your work and to avoid possible issues. To ensure quality and organization, you also will keep records for the team or for your specific position. You may also be required to supervise less experienced workers and possibly train new workers on the job duties for each position. You’ll have to ensure they are performing the duties properly and safely.Safety is of the utmost importance. You may receive safety training to ensure you follow the rules, procedures and laws set by the company and government. It is your duty to make sure that you follow all safety rules in order to keep yourself and others safe.
Team Assemblers Tools and Technology
Depending on where you work, you may use a variety of hand tools and computerized tools to assemble your product. Some tools you may work with include hydraulic press brakes, paint sprayers, rivet tools and wrenches. You’ll also work with computers and software, such as CAD software and data bases.
Education and Training for Team Assemblers
A high school diploma is usually the only required education for a team assembler position. The training for the position occurs on the job. You’ll usually work with a supervisor or trainer who will teach you how to do your job. Some employers may provide technical training, depending on your job duties.
Team Assemblers Salary
Annual salaries for this occupation range from the lower 10% of earners at $18,600 to the highest 10% of earners at $48,600. The median annual salary is $28,400.
Team Assemblers Jobs by Geography
The states that employ the highest numbers of team assemblers are Michigan, Indiana and California. However, this doesn’t take into consideration the population compared to the number of job openings. When looked at in that way, Indiana and Michigan are still offering the best job opportunities, but instead of California, they are joined by South Carolina.