Assembler (vehicles or metal goods)

Jobholders in this unit group undertake the routine assembly of vehicles and other metal goods or components such as frames, axles, wire brushes and wheels.

Tasks

  • Inspects finished article for faults, monitors assembly machine operation and reports any faults.
  • Rejects faulty assembly components.
  • Assembles prepared components in sequence by soldering, bolting, fastening, spot-welding, screwing and hammering using power and hand tools or assembly machine.
  • Follows instructions and drawings and positions components on work bench or in assembly machine.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 13% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£27,495

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for assembler (vehicles or metal goods) is £27,495

673 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 673. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for assembler (vehicles or metal goods) roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £27,495 per year. That is about £2,291 per month or £14.10 per hour. New workers generally start on £20,238, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £43,451

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 673 people are employed in the region.

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