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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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Read and interpret assembly blueprints or specifications manuals, and plan assembly or building operations.
    • 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.
    • Set up and operate metalworking machines, such as milling or grinding machines, to shape or fabricate parts.
    • Assemble systems of gears by aligning and meshing gears in gearboxes.
    • Maintain and lubricate parts or components.

    Skills

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • Quality Control Analysis

      Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    • Manual Dexterity

      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    • Finger Dexterity

      The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.

    Knowledge

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 9,250
    • Yearly Projected Openings 870

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    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Cooperation
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Independence
    • Initiative

    Tools

    • Rubber mallet
    • Power drills
    • Claw hammer
    • Calipers
    • Adjustable wrenches

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Office suite software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software

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