Assembly Line Worker

Assembly line workers are responsible for performing one task or a set of tasks in an assembly process. Assembly lines are found in various factories where products being manufactured consist of a number of components assembled to form a complete unit. 

Assembly line workers usually stand alongside a conveyor system, perform the necessary task, and allow the product to pass on to the next worker. Most assembly line work is performed by hand, but sometimes tools are used.

Commonly used tools are screwdrivers, pliers, soldering irons and tools specifically designed for certain processes. A typical assembly line task is drilling holes in an item for screws and passing the item on for the next worker to insert the screws.


  • metal factories

  • engineering factories

  • motor industry

Getting Started

  • try to obtain vacation work in a factory with an assembly line

  • make an appointment to speak to an assemblyline worker about this type of work


Coastal KZN TVET College, College of Cape Town , Eastcape Midlands TVET College, Ekurhuleni West TVET College, Lovedale Public TVET College, Tshwane North TVET College, Vuselela TVET College

Related Occupations

© 2017 Pace Careers