Jobs in Demand: Assemblers and Fabricators

23 Nov 2020


With over 320,000 jobs, Manufacturing is Minnesota’s 2nd largest-employing industry sector. One of the top-employing occupations in this industry happens to be assemblers and fabricators. In fact, according to DEED’s Occupational Employment Statistics data, there are over 31,700 assemblers and fabricators employed in the state. Such workers are employed in a wide variety of areas, including everything from transportation equipment manufacturing to computer and electronic product manufacturing to medical equipment and supplies manufacturing.

Simply put, assemblers and fabricators assemble finished products and the parts that go into them.  More specific tasks may include reading and interpreting schematics and blueprints, positioning or aligning components and parts either manually or with hoists, using hand tools and machines to assemble parts, conducting quality control checks, and cleaning and maintaining work areas, tools, and other equipment.

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