# CTE Resource Center - Career Planning Guide - Assembler

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center


Use tools, machines, and hands to assemble finished products and individual components. May fabricate and assemble household appliances, automobiles and automobile engines and parts, computers, electronic devices, and more. Manufacturing techniques are evolving away from traditional assembly line systems toward "lean" manufacturing systems, which are causing the nature of assemblers? work to change. Lean manufacturing uses teams of workers to produce entire products or components. Team assemblers may still work on an assembly line, but they rotate through different tasks, rather than specializing in a single task.

    Postsecondary Preparations

  • On-the-job training
  • Technical training