Assemblers and Routine Operatives

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


New workers

New workers start around £17,189. Normal pay is £24,520 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £37,325.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 40,291 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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

  • Food Safety And Sanitation

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

  • Quality Control

  • English Language

  • Management

  • 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.