Assemblers and Fabricators

Assemblers and fabricators assemble finished products and the parts that go into them. They use tools, machines, and their hands to make engines, computers, aircraft, ships, boats, toys, electronic devices, control panels, and more.

Fast Facts

Hourly Pay
Entry Level: $11.35/hr
Median: $13.89/hr
Experienced: $16.82/hr

Current Employment
2,185 (2017)

Projected Employment
2,117 (2028)

Growth for Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

2017 Jobs2028 JobsChange (2018-2028)% Change (2018-2028)

Industries Employing Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other

IndustryOccupation Jobs in Industry (2017)% of Occupation in Industry (2017)% of Total Jobs in Industry (2017)
Temporary Help Services64029.3%8.2%
Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing1306%5.2%
Metal Window & Door Manufacturing 653%6.2%
Gasket, Packing, and Sealing Device Manufacturing502.3%13.7%
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters502.3%1%

Occupational Skills

  • Read and understand schematics and blueprints
  • Use hand tools or machines to assemble parts
  • Conduct quality control checks
  • Work closely with designers and engineers in product development