Assembly Technician

 

Overview

Assembly technicians assemble parts to the main machine or agricultural equipment while maintaining quality workmanship.

 

assembly technician

 

What responsibilities will I have?

  • Independently carry out general assembly procedures and work by assembly instruction sheets
  • Assemble subassemblies or parts of subassemblies to the main machine being worked on
  • Check and double check work and correct any assembly problems
  • Assist in planning assembly procedures and administer the completion of a machine
  • Conduct final functional tests to verify that the assembled unit operates properly and that it is of high quality
  • Read and understand blueprints, technical drawings, and specifications
  • Keep work area neat, clean, and orderly
  • Follow prescribed safety regulations

 

What education and training is required?

A high school diploma is required but an associate’s degree in a power technology field (automotive, agricultural power, diesel, etc.) is much preferred.

 

To pursue a career as an Assembly Technician:

The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, agricultural mechanics, industrial technology, welding, and mathematics.

 

Typical Employers:

Assembly technicians are most frequently found in agricultural equipment or system factories or production plants.

 

Future Job Market/Outlook

The future outlook for an assembly technician will be good over the next five years. 

 

Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association
  • American Welding Society
  • Association of Equipment Manufacturers