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Assemblers (vehicles and metal goods)

£14,560 Average salary at age 20
£31,200 Average Salary
44 Average hours per week

Description

Jobholders in this unit group undertake the routine assembly of vehicles and other metal goods or components such as frames, axles, wire brushes and wheels.

Main Tasks

  • Follows instructions and drawings and positions components on work bench or in assembly machine;
  • Assembles prepared components in sequence by soldering, bolting, fastening, spot-welding, screwing and hammering using power and hand tools or assembly machine;
  • Rejects faulty assembly components;
  • Inspects finished article for faults, monitors assembly machine operation and reports any faults.

Qualifications

No academic qualifications are required. In some cases candidates must take aptitude and dexterity tests. Normal colour vision is required for some jobs. Training varies according to the complexity of the work.

UK Prospects

33000 Workforce Size
10.03% Predicted decline 2022 - 2027
5665 Predicted Replacement 2022 - 2027

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