Motor vehicle assemblers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Test motor vehicle electrical assemblies, equipment and wiring for proper performance using testing devices such as meters, analyzers and timing lights
B. Inspect auto parts and fully assembled motor vehicles for defects and to ensure that previously noted defects have been corrected
C. Drive and test motor vehicles on roll testing device to ensure that transmission, axle, engine and brakes function properly
D. Read electrical schematics, blueprints and other technical diagrams
E. Bolt, screw, clip, weld, solder or otherwise fasten motor vehicle parts and components together using hand and power tools and equipment
F. Operate and tend automated assembling equipment such as robotic and fixed automation equipment
G. Connect cables, tubes and wires to complete assemblies and installations
1. Motor vehicle manufacturing - 44.0%
2. Motor vehicle parts manufacturing - 37.0%
3. Motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing - 3.0%
4. Fabricated metal product manufacturing - 2.0%
5. Plastics and rubber products manufacturing - 2.0%
6. Wholesale trade - 2.0%
7. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 2.0%
1. To work in this field, you usually need a high school diploma.
2. You normally gain the skills needed for your occupation through on-the-job training.
3. You may have job mobility within the same production department.
4. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor.
5. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.
The average hourly wages for Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers is $23.98/HR, which is above average for occupations in the processing, manufacturing and utilities sector and are above average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.
5% of Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers are unemployed. This rate is close to the average for intermediate occupations.