How to Enter
In most cases, there are no specific education entry requirements to become an Assembler however, some New Zealand employers prefer candidates who are working towards, or have completed, a national certificate in the relevant area of Manufacturing. For example, an Electronics Manufacturing employer would seek someone with a National Certificate in Electronic Manufacturing.
The day-to-day responsibilities of an Assembler could include some or all of the following:
Following instructions for assembly
Ordering production materials
Punching or drilling holes in the parts to be assembled
Welding, screwing, bolting or clipping parts together or operating computer systems that perform assembly tasks
Checking final product products for faults
Conducting any necessary modifications
Packing the finished product
Following a few years’ experience and some training, Assemblers may progress into supervisory or managerial roles on the assembly floor. In addition, they may also choose to specialise and become an Aluminium Joiner, Electrical Goods Assembler, Machinery Assembler or Metal and Wooden Goods Assembler.
Entry: 33K – 40K per annum (NZD)
Experienced (3+ years): 40K – 55K per annum (NZD)