Assemblers and Routine Operatives

Job holders in this unit group perform assembly and routine operative tasks.


New workers
£ 17,189
£ 24,520
£ 37,325

Available jobs

In the past year there were 40,291 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?

  • Performs miscellaneous painting and coating tasks not elsewhere classified including, staining articles, applying transfers, operating French polishing machines, removing surplus enamel from components and marking design outlines on articles.

  • Sets up and operates machines to apply colour to wallpaper and to coat articles (other than ceramic) with paint, cellulose or other protective/ decorative material.

  • Applies enamel to jewellery and coats, lacquers, dips and touches up articles (other than ceramic).

  • Rejects faulty assembly components, inspects finished article for faults, monitors assembly machine operation and reports any faults.

  • Assembles prepared components in sequence by soldering, bolting, fastening, spot-welding, screwing, nailing, stapling, dipping and fastening 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.

  • Machinery

  • Production Line

  • Warehousing

  • Hand Tools

  • Development Environment

  • Housekeeping

  • Manual Handling

  • Production Process

  • Power Tool Operation

  • Palletizing

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

  • Communication

  • Packaging And Labeling

  • Lifting Ability

  • Willingness To Learn

  • Operations

  • Management

  • Quality Control

  • English Language

  • Teamwork

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.