Most assemblers and fabricators work in manufacturing plants, and working conditions vary by plant and by industry.
Many physically difficult tasks, such as tightening massive bolts or moving heavy parts into position, have been automated or made easier through the use of power tools. Assembly work, however, may still involve long periods of standing, sitting, or working on ladders.
Most assemblers and fabricators work full time. Some assemblers and fabricators work in shifts, which may require evening, weekend, and night work.
Largest Employers of Assemblers:
- Transportation equipment manufacturing
- Temporary help services
- Machinery manufacturing
- Computer and electronic product manufacturing
- Fabricated metal product manufacturing