Assemblers (Vehicles and Metal Goods)

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.


New workers
£ 16,439
£ 27,135
£ 42,717

Available jobs

In the past year there were 43,589 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Inspects finished article for faults, monitors assembly machine operation and reports any faults.

  • Rejects faulty assembly components.

  • Assembles prepared components in sequence by soldering, bolting, fastening, spot-welding, screwing and hammering using power and hand tools or assembly machine.

  • Follows instructions and drawings and positions components on work bench or in assembly machine.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Hand Tools

  • Soldering

  • Electrical Wiring

  • Power Tool Operation

  • Warehousing

  • Machinery

  • Printed Circuit Board

  • Production Line

  • Engineering Drawings

  • Mechanical Assembly

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Detail Oriented

  • Communications

  • Operations

  • Willingness To Learn

  • Management

  • Self-Motivation

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Problem Solving

  • Fine Motor Skills

  • Lifting Ability

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.