Factory assembly line workers help in the production of mass-produced items. The hours may vary in this role, but workers can expect to work eight-hour days with unpaid lunch and rest breaks provided. Workers must have a keen attention to detail and the ability to focus on assembly accuracy for the duration of their shifts. They also must be able to stand for long periods of time, as the work requires active monitoring of the production process.
Attention to detail is the most important aspect of this job, as the assembly line worker is responsible for ensuring accurate and complete components make it through the line to the next stage of production. The worker must memorize the parts and proper assembly of the components for which they are responsible. Workers must also use time management skills to meet quotas. Additionally, workers who must wear protective gear may not begin their shifts without donning the appropriate clothing. Applicants for these positions generally must have a high school diploma ore equivalent and at least two professional references.
These assembly line workers generally work with other team members performing identical or similar tasks. The workers are located in a factory setting, but have access to a break room, changing room, and bathrooms as well. Each assembly line generally has two line supervisors who determine each worker’s location and schedule. Workers generally record their starting and stopping times on time clocks or computers located within walking distance of their assembly stations.
Assembly Line Worker, Factory Tasks
Fit, align, and assemble parts according to established procedures, blueprints, or schematics.