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Occupational Report for Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (51-2099) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

All assemblers and fabricators not listed separately.

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Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
Employment Outlook for Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was much larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist.

Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other There are 19 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 19 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Industrial Pump Assembler 7/23/14 Clackamas DOE
Seasonal Production Workers 7/15/14 La Pine $9.10/hr
ASSEMBLER 1 7/3/14 Portland
Operator 1 7/1/14 Downtown Portland $11.25/hr
Assembler 6/30/14 Milwaukie Neg.
Mechanical Assembler 6/26/14 Salem $12.00/hr
Mechanical Assembler 6/26/14 Salem
Production Assembler 6/25/14 Tualatin Neg.
Back-up Lead Pattern Assembly Operator III - Swing Shift 6/24/14 Portland DOE
Digital Print Operator 6/19/14 Tualatin $11.50/hr
Production Assembler 6/19/14 Tualatin $10.00/hr
Fabricator 6/12/14 Eugene $13.00/hr
Production Assembly Worker 5/22/14 Eugene DOE
Assembler 5/7/14 Tualatin $12.00/hr to $12.50/hr
Warehouse / Assembly Worker 4/29/14 Corvallis
FRAMER / TRUSS / PANEL ASSEMBLY 4/25/14 Portland $12.00/hr to $13.00/hr
Plastic Fabricator - Wilsonville 4/24/14 Wilsonville $10.00/hr to $13.00/hr
Coil Winder 3/25/14 White City $12.04/hr
Wooden Sunglasses Assembly 1/24/14 Beaverton
Job Openings from the Web for Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 19 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 19 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Fab Operator 7/21/14 Hillsboro Aerotek
Panel Builder 7/18/14 Wilsonville TEKsystems
Panel Builder 7/16/14 Wilsonville Aerotek
Fab Operator 7/14/14 Hillsboro Aerotek
Mechanical Assembly Technician 7/11/14 Donald GK Machine Inc.
Mechanical Assembler 7/11/14 Salem Volt
Assembly Operator 7/9/14 Hillsboro Ultimate Staffing Services
Final Assembly Mechanic 7/7/14 Sherwood
Assembler 1 7/1/14 Portland Overhead Door Corporation
Assembler 6/30/14 Tualatin Aerotek
Mechanical Assembler 6/26/14 Salem
CO- Athletic Footwear Assembler 6/25/14 Beaverton Olsa Resources Inc.
Mechanical Assembler 6/25/14 Salem Volt Information Sciences
Mechanical Assembler 6/24/14 Salem Volt
Entry level fabricator 6/23/14 Portland Reliable Automatic Sprinkler
Part Time Furniture Assemblers Needed in Bend OR 6/22/14 Bend SPAR Business Services Inc.
Fabricator in Tualatin OR 6/20/14 Tualatin Randstad
Assembly in Tualatin OR 6/20/14 Tualatin Randstad
CO37101 Assembler 5/14/14 Tualatin Olsa Resources Inc.
State of Oregon License Information for Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other No statewide license is required for this occupation.
Wages for Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $10.00 $11.55 $14.10 $18.73 $25.82 $15.86 $32,980
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 9.41 9.63 10.91 15.06 18.19 12.38 25,750
Multnomah / Washington 10.27 12.13 15.01 24.14 27.77 17.51 36,430
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 9.56 10.32 12.21 14.64 18.15 13.38 27,827
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 9.33 10.00 11.98 14.67 17.26 12.70 26,396
Lane 9.82 11.42 15.34 20.59 24.30 16.27 33,842
Douglas 9.98 11.76 13.67 16.04 17.75 13.73 28,554
Coos / Curry 10.52 12.00 15.81 24.16 27.83 17.81 37,045
Jackson / Josephine 10.01 11.17 13.48 16.41 18.62 14.19 29,512
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 9.91 10.96 13.02 17.12 22.17 14.58 30,327
Klamath / Lake 9.55 10.05 11.14 12.80 14.98 11.82 24,581
Baker / Union / Wallowa 10.00 10.84 12.48 14.67 24.49 14.10 29,331
Clackamas 10.42 12.25 14.31 18.50 24.09 16.00 33,278
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 5,295 6,110 815 15.4% 82 84 166
Multnomah / Washington 2,555 2,906 351 13.7% 35 40 75
Clackamas 545 655 110 20.2% 11 9 20
Lane 497 592 95 19.1% 10 8 18
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 402 457 55 13.7% 6 6 12
Morrow / Umatilla 301 329 28 9.3% 3 5 8
Jackson / Josephine 231 267 36 15.6% 4 4 8
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 206 244 38 18.4% 4 3 7
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 158 184 26 16.5% 3 2 5
Douglas 108 127 19 17.6% 2 2 4
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 63 75 12 19.0% 1 1 2
Coos / Curry 37 43 6 16.2% 1 1 2
Klamath / Lake 31 38 7 22.6% 1 0 1
Grant / Harney / Malheur 22 27 5 22.7% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 18 22 4 22.2% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 16 18 2 12.5% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 5,295
Total All Industries Private 5,283
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Private 89
Crop Production Private 85
Greenhouse, Nursery, and Floriculture Production Private 56
Manufacturing Private 3,274
Wood Product Manufacturing Private 549
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing Private 217
Other Wood Product Manufacturing Private 325
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing Private 100
Plastics Product Manufacturing Private 89
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing Private 42
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Private 132
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing Private 46
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing Private 51
Machinery Manufacturing Private 186
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing Private 73
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing Private 62
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Private 1,357
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Private 500
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing Private 509
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing Private 43
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing Private 251
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing Private 177
Household and Institutional Furniture & Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing Private 114
Miscellaneous Manufacturing Private 581
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing Private 74
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing Private 507
Wholesale Trade Private 333
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods Private 272
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Private 77
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers Private 96
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods Private 47
Retail Trade Private 360
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores Private 59
Home Furnishings Stores Private 52
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores Private 67
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores Private 67
General Merchandise Stores Private 66
Other General Merchandise Stores Private 44
Miscellaneous Store Retailers Private 62
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers Private 62
Transportation and Warehousing Private 77
Support Activities for Transportation Private 77
Other Support Activities for Transportion Private 77
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Private 60
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 950
Administrative and Support Services Private 950
Employment Services Private 907
Other Support Services Private 43
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 73
Social Assistance Private 68
Vocational Rehabilitation Services Private 68
Educational Requirements for Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. In addition, moderate-term on-the-job training is typically needed, once employed, to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
  • Apply Adhesives
  • Apply Independent Judgment In Assembly Procedures
  • Apply Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Apply Statistical Process Control (Spc)
  • Assemble Metal Components
  • Assemble Small Objects And Parts
  • Assemble Wooden Components
  • Build Wooden Objects Such As Doors, Sashes, And Stairways
  • Distinguish Colors
  • Hand Pack Products For Shipment
  • Maintain Consistent Quality
  • Maneuver Heavy Objects
  • Operate Buff And Polishing Machine
  • Operate Cranes, Hoists, Or Mechanical Booms
  • Operate Hand And Power Woodworking Tools
  • Operate Precision Measuring Devices, Tools And Equipment
  • Operate Specialized Metal Shaping Machines
  • Perform Basic Assembly
  • Perform Repetitive Tasks In Assembly Setting
  • Read Production Layouts
  • Read Schematics And Specifications
  • Set Up And Operate Drilling Machines
  • Sort Raw Materials Used In Manufacturing
  • Sustain Output Levels Of Assembled Items
  • Test Mechanical Products And Equipment After Repair Or Assembly
  • Understand Manufacturing Methods And Techniques
  • Use Acetylene Torch
  • Use Algebra
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Geometry
  • Use Metric System
Schools and Training Providers for Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other No programs of training are associated with this occupation.
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Clackamas Community College
Klamath Community College
Lane Community College
Portland Community College
Rogue Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Team Assemblers 57%
Engine And Other Machine Assemblers 44%
Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 43%
Structural Metal Fabricators And Fitters 38%
Timing Device Assemblers And Adjusters 37%
Fiberglass Laminators And Fabricators 36%
Electrical And Electronic Equipment Assemblers 36%
Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, And Systems Assemblers 35%
Production Workers, All Other 34%
Plating And Coating Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic 33%