What does a Mechanical Assembler do?
Assemblers are highly technical workers with strong engineering backgrounds who receive and conceptualize designs to create a physical model of the desired product. This hands-on role requires workers to understand and utilize complex designs and follow specific design specifications to ensure a product is designed effectively. Many assemblers work in the aerospace industry, although any industry that requires the production of physical products may require and hire assemblers.
Assemblers require a high school diploma or equivalent (such as a G.E.D.) at a minimum. A Bachelor's degree in mechanical or electrical engineering may be preferred for some positions. As this role requires the use of different mechanical equipment, different certificates will be required for most assembler roles. Such certificates can often be obtained through specialized training schools. Assemblers may also need a security clearance to work on government contracts.
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“Good training was lacking in my area because of what I worked on and whom trained me.”
“Seemed like a great company that appreciated us and I enjoyed the people I worked with.”
“The opportunities to learn have given me knowledge and experience to grow in my career.”
“Great co workers some of the best I have ever worked for excellent assistant night supervisor”
“Well you have to leave 4 hours early today because there's no overtime allowed.”
“I think $15.00 an hour was a great salary at one time but it isn’t as outstanding anymore.”
“It is a small company in Seattle so not much room for growth career wise.”
“there is no training course or program besides them lazily showing you once how to do anything.”
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