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Assembly Technician


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
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