Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Description

Construct, assemble, or rebuild machines, such as engines, turbines, and similar equipment used in such industries as construction, extraction, textiles, and paper manufacturing.

Tasks

  • Inspect, operate, and test completed products to verify functioning, machine capabilities, or conformance to customer specifications.
  • Position or align components for assembly, manually or using hoists.
  • Set and verify parts clearances.
  • Rework, repair, or replace damaged parts or assemblies.
  • Read and interpret assembly blueprints or specifications manuals and plan assembly or building operations.
  • Maintain and lubricate parts or components.
  • Assemble systems of gears by aligning and meshing gears in gearboxes.
  • Verify conformance of parts to stock lists or blueprints, using measuring instruments, such as calipers, gauges, or micrometers.
  • Fasten or install piping, fixtures, or wiring and electrical components to form assemblies or subassemblies, using hand tools, rivet guns, or welding equipment.
  • Remove rough spots and smooth surfaces to fit, trim, or clean parts, using hand tools or power tools.
  • Lay out and drill, ream, tap, or cut parts for assembly.
  • Set up and operate metalworking machines, such as milling or grinding machines, to shape or fabricate parts.

Knowledge

Geography
Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.

Abilities

Explosive Strength
The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
Dynamic Flexibility
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

Work Activities

Staffing Organizational Units
Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.

Interests

Realistic
Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional
Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Investigative
Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Enterprising
Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Artistic
Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Social
Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

Work Style

Attention to Detail
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Dependability
Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Cooperation
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Initiative
Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Adaptability/Flexibility
Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
Integrity
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Self Control
Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
Concern for Others
Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
Stress Tolerance
Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
Independence
Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

Work Values

Support
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
Relationships
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
Independence
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Achievement
Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
Working Conditions
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
Recognition
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

Lay Titles

Air Conditioning Coil Assembler
Aircraft Engine Assembler
Aircraft Power Plant Assembler
Assembler
Assembler Erector
Assembly Line Worker
Automobile Engine Assembler
Automotive Engine Builder
Automotive Production Worker
Bearing Ring Assembler
Blower and Compressor Assembler
Camshaft Bearing Installer
Caterpillar Assembler
Cell Technician
Clutch Housing Assembler
Compressor Assembler
Crane Assembler
Diesel Assembler
Diesel Engine Erector
Diesel Mechanic
Dump Assembler
Dyno Operator
Electric Motor and Generator Assembler
Engine Assembler
Engine Builder
Engine Cowling Installer
Exhaust Machine Operator
Farm Equipment Assembler
Farm Machinery Assembler
Farm Machinery Set-Up Mechanic
Field Service Technician
Fitter
Fuel Injection Technician
Gasoline Engine Assembler
Generator Assembler
Injector Assembler
Internal Combustion Engine Assembler
Internal Combustion Engine Subassembler
Jet Engine Assembler
Laborer
Large Engine Assembler
Machine Assembler
Machine Builder
Machinist
Manufacturing Assembler
Mechanic
Metal Precision Machine Assembler
Millwright
Mining Machinery Assembler
Motor Builder Assembler
Motor Installer
Motor Setter
Motors Assembler
Paper Making Machinery Assembler
Progressive Assembler and Fitter
Pump Assembler
Racing Engine Builder
Rotary Engine Assembler
Sewing Machine Assembler
Steam and Gas Turbines Assembler
Subassembler
Tester
Tractor Engine Assembler
Truck Engine Assembler
Truck Transmission Assembler
Truck Transmission Builder
Turbine Assembler
Turbine Blade Assembler
Turbine Engine Assembler
Turbine Subassembler
Valve Maker
Valve Setter

National Wages and Employment Info

Median Wages (2008):
$17.36 hourly, $36,110 annual.
Employment (2008):
40,750 employees