Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

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

Median Annual Wage: $38,310

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (64%); Post-secondary certificate (13%); Less than high school diploma (11%)

Projected Growth: Little or no change (-2% to 2%)

Related Job Titles: Assembler; Field Service Technician; Mechanical Assembler; Assembly Line Worker; Machine Assembler; Fitter; Cell Technician; Engine Assembler; Engine Builder; Large Engine Assembler

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Engine and Other Machine Assemblers.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rework, repair, or replace damaged parts or assemblies.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Engine and Other Machine Assemblers.

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Engine and Other Machine Assemblers.

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