Assemblers spend their workday assembling finished products. They are hired by companies that manufacture a wide range of products from toys and household appliances to computers, cars, and commercial airlines. Depending on the company they are employed by, they may be responsible for assembling the finished product or they may focus on only one set of components.
The educational requirements vary considerably depending on the industry. Companies manufacturing simpler devices may consider applicants with a high school diploma and some basic work experience. But you will need advanced education and considerable training to work with a company manufacturing more complex products. Assemblers must have outstanding dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and mechanical skills. Physical strength and stamina may be requirements in some industries.
Prospective employers will want to know more details about any work experience you have had as an assembler. They will want to know more about the industry you have worked in, what types of products you have worked with, and whether you worked individually or as part of a team. Be prepared to also answer questions about your career goals, strengths as an assembler and your interest in this role. To get a better idea of the kinds of questions to expect at the interview, go to Mock Questions.