Occupation Summary

Team Assemblers

O*NET 51-2092.00


Work as part of a team having responsibility for assembling an entire product or component of a product. Team assemblers can perform all tasks conducted by the team in the assembly process and rotate through all or most of them rather than being assigned to a specific task on a permanent basis. May participate in making management decisions affecting the work. Includes team leaders who work as part of the team.

Annual Wages:
Employment Rate:
Education Level:
High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate). According to O*Net, the majority of people employed in this occupation have this level of education.
Business and Industry

  1. Rotate through all the tasks required in a particular production process.
  2. Determine work assignments and procedures.
  3. Provide assistance in the production of wiring assemblies.
  4. Perform quality checks on products and parts.
  5. Package finished products and prepare them for shipment.
  6. Shovel, sweep, or otherwise clean work areas.
  7. Review work orders and blueprints to ensure work is performed according to specifications.
  8. Complete production reports to communicate team production level to management.
  9. Maintain production equipment and machinery.
  10. Supervise assemblers and train employees on job procedures.
  11. Operate machinery and heavy equipment, such as forklifts.

No employment outlook found.

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Top 10 Relevant Knowledge Areas Relevant Importance Levels
Production and Processing
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
English Language
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Customer and Personal Service
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Food Production
Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
Engineering and Technology
Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Public Safety and Security
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Personnel and Human Resources
Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

Top 10 Relevant Skill Areas Relevant Importance Levels
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Quality Control Analysis
Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Time Management
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Critical Thinking
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Listening
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Reading Comprehension
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Management of Personnel Resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Operation Monitoring
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Top 10 Relevant Abilities Relevant Importance Levels
Manual Dexterity
The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Finger Dexterity
The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Problem Sensitivity
The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Oral Comprehension
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Near Vision
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Deductive Reasoning
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Information Ordering
The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Arm-Hand Steadiness
The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Control Precision
The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Written Comprehension
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

  • Getting Information
    -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
    -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
    -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
    -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
    -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
Other Activities

  • Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
  • Apply cleaning solvents
  • Assemble detonation units for construction or extraction work
  • Assemble gear systems
  • Assemble/Disassemble manufactured products by hand
  • Confer with engineering personnel
  • Confer with manufacturing personnel
  • Demonstrate equipment assembly or use
  • Fabricate manufactured products by hand
  • Inspect work products to verify conformance to quality, specifications, damage, or codes
  • Interpret information from blueprints, diagrams, schematics, or technical drawings
  • Maintain consistent production quality
  • Maintain production or work records
  • Maintain relationships with employees and co-workers
  • Mix food ingredients according to instructions
  • Modify assembly procedures to fit situation
  • Monitor assembly quality
  • Monitor quantity of assembly output
  • Motivate employee behavior and performance
  • Operate computers to enter, calculate, access, and retrieve data
  • Operate hand or power tools
  • Operate spray application production equipment
  • Perform repetitive tasks
  • Perform safety inspection
  • Position work piece prior to welding
  • Review work orders
  • Supervise subordinate personnel or contractors
  • Test manufactured products
  • Weigh products or materials

  • Relationships
    - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
  • Support
    - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.


Adjustable wrenches: Backup wrenches; Adjustable wrenches;

Bearing fitting tool kits: Bearing installation tools;

Belt sander: Belt sanders;

Bench vises: Bench vises;

Bending machines: Rotating mandrels;

Calipers: Dial calipers; Vernier calipers;

Claw hammer: Claw hammers;

Cold chisels: Metal chisels;

Compasses: Dividers;

Compressed air gun: Pneumatic hog rings;

Deburring tool: Deburring tools; Burring tools;

Desktop computers: Desktop computers;

Dial indicator or dial gauge: Dial indicators;

Drill press or radial drill: Radial drills;

Drilling machines: Drill presses;

Ear muffs: Protective ear muffs;

Ear plugs: Protective ear plugs;

Engine or vehicle stands: Engine repair stands;

Feed or drive rollers: Fiber reinforced polymer FRP rollers; Pressure-fed roller applicators;

Feeler gauges: Feeler gauges;

Force or torque sensors: Torque angle meters;

Forklifts: Forklifts;

Glass vacuum moldings: Vacuum bags;

Grinding wheels: Ring filing wheels;

Guide jig: Material guiding jigs; Trunnion centering tools;

Hacksaw: Power hacksaws;

Hand clamps: Hand clamps;

Hand reamer: Line reamers;

Heat guns: Heat guns;

Height gauges: Vernier height gauges; Pin protrusion gauges;

Hex keys: Allen wrenches;

Hoists: Power hoists;

Hydraulic cylinder or component repair kits: Ring squeezers;

Hydraulic press brake: Computerized numerical control CNC press brakes; Metal bending equipment; Straightening presses;

Hydraulic press frames: Hydraulic press frames;

Impact wrenches: Power wrenches;

Induction heaters: Heating furnaces;

Insertion tool: Threaded insert tools;

Jacks: Hand jacks;

Jib crane: Jib cranes;

Laboratory heaters: Heat lamps;

Ladders: Ladders;

Level sensors or transmitters: Transit levels;

Locking pliers: Locking pliers;

Machine end mill: End milling machines;

Mallets: Plastic mallets;

Manual press brake: Brakes;

Metal inert gas welding machine: Metal inert gas MIG welders;

Metal markers or holders: Electrochemical etching devices;

Micrometers: Micrometers;

Milling machines: Milling machines; Computerized numerical control CNC metal-cutting machines;

Needlenose pliers: Needlenose pliers;

Nut drivers: Nut drivers; Nut wrenches;

Paint brushes: Paint application brushes;

Paint rollers: Paint application rollers;

Paint sprayers: Paint spray guns; Pneumatic spray guns; High-volume low-pressure HVLP spray guns;

Paint systems ovens: Curing ovens;

Pallet trucks: Pallet jacks;

Pick or place robots: Assembly robots;

Pipe or tube cutter: Tube cutters;

Plasma arc welding machine: Flame cutters; Plasma cutters;

Pneumatic drill: Pneumatic drills;

Positioning jig: Positioning jigs; First assembly jigs;

Power chippers: Power chippers;

Power drills: Power drills; Cordless drills;

Power flaring tool: Flaring tools;

Power grinders: Bench grinders; Grinding machines; Power grinders;

Power planes: Edge planers;

Power riveter: Rivet guns;

Power sanders: Power sanders;

Power saws: Power saws; Radial arm saws; Cutoff saws;

Power screwguns: Power screwguns; Power drivers;

Precision file: Precision files;

Protective gloves: Anti-vibration gloves; Safety gloves;

Protractors: Protractors;

Pry bars: Pry bars;

Pullers: Gear pullers;

Punches or nail sets or drifts: Drift pins; Center punches; Punches;

Ratchets: Ratchets;

Resin guns: Chopper guns;

Respirators: Respirators;

Retaining ring pliers: Snap ring pliers;

Rivet tools: Blind rivet guns; Alligator jaw compression riveters; Autoriveters; C-yoke compression riveters; Recoilless rivet hammers; Metal bucking bars;

Rolling press: Beading tools;

Rubber mallet: Rubber mallets; Nylon hammers;

Rulers: Steel rules;

Safety glasses: Safety glasses;

Scaffolding: Scaffolding;

Screwdrivers: Straight screwdrivers;

Scribers: Scribers;

Sealant adhesive robots: Adhesive application robots;

Shears: Beverly shears; Hand shears; Unishears;

Sheet metal forming machine: Roll benders;

Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine: Arc welding equipment;

Sine bar: Sine bars;

Sledge hammer: Sledgehammers;

Sockets: Socket wrenches;

Soldering iron: Soldering guns; Soldering irons;

Spanner wrenches: Spanner wrenches;

Specialty wrenches: Gear shaft wrenches; Gear wrenches; Input wrenches; Fuel nozzle wrenches; Flange wrenches; Case wrenches; Spline key wrenches;

Speed sensors: Timing lights;

Spot welding machine: Tack welding equipment; Spot welding equipment;

Squares: Layout squares;

Squeegees or washers: Squeegees;

Surface gauge: Surface gauges;

Swaging tools: Bearing staking tools; Swaging tools;

Tape measures: Measuring tapes;

Taper pin reamer: Precision tapered reamers;

Taps: Metal cutting taps;

Templates: Setup templates; Mylar index templates; Drafting templates;

Tensiometers: Tensiometers;

Torque wrenches: Torque drivers; Torque wrenches; Trunnion wrenches; Fuel control wrenches;

Tracer or duplicating or contouring lathe: Lathes;

Track cranes: Overhead cranes;

Tube bending machine: Tube benders;

Tube end finisher: Tube crimping tools;

Tumblers or polishers: Lapping tools;

Tungsten inert gas welding machine: Tungsten inert gas TIG welding equipment;

Turnbuckles: Turnbuckles;

Ultrasonic examination equipment: Ultrasonic inspection equipment;

Utility knives: Trimming knives;

Vacuum pumps: Vacuum pumps;

Wedges: Wedges;

Welder torch: Welding torches; Brazing equipment;

Welding masks: Welding hoods;

Welding robots: Welding robots;

Wire or cable cutter: Cable cutters;


Computer aided design CAD software: Autodesk AutoCAD; Computer aided design CAD software;

Data base user interface and query software: Data entry software;

Enterprise resource planning ERP software: SAP software;

Office suite software: Microsoft Office software;

Spreadsheet software: Spreadsheet software; Microsoft Excel;

Word processing software: Word processing software; Microsoft Word;

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  • 51-9195.07 Molding and Casting Workers
  • 51-9111.00 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
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  • 51-7041.00 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
  • 51-4121.07 Solderers and Brazers
  • 51-6064.00 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • 51-6093.00 Upholsterers

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** The information in this report may be derived from many sources like O*NET, BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics), OOH (Occupational Outlook Handbook), and Career One Stop.