Engine Assembler Job Description

by Writing Team on May 7, 2010

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

Tasks for the Engine Assembler

  • The Engine Assembler inspects, operates and tests completed products to verify functioning, machine capabilities, and conformance to customer specifications.
  • The Engine Assembler position and aligns components for assembly, manually or using hoists.
  • The Engine Assembler sets and verifies parts clearances.
  • The Engine Assembler reads and interprets assembly blueprints and specifications manuals, and plans assembly or building operations.
  • The Engine Assembler rework, repair and replaces damaged parts or assemblies.
  • The Engine Assembler assembles systems of gears by aligning and meshing gears in gearboxes.
  • The Engine Assembler verify conformance of parts to stock lists and blueprints, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauges, and micrometers.
  • The Engine Assembler fasten and installs piping, fixtures, or wiring and electrical components to form assemblies or subassemblies, using hand tools, rivet guns, and welding equipment.
  • The Engine Assembler removes rough spots, and smooth surfaces to fit, trim, or clean parts, using hand tools and power tools.

The Engine Assembler needs knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repairs and maintenance. The Assembler needs knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. The Engine Assembler needs knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. The Engine Assembler needs knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

The Engine Assembler needs the skill to conduct tests and inspect products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. The Engine Assembler watches gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. The Engine Assembler repairs machines or systems using the needed tools. They must determine causes of operating errors and decide what to do about it. The Engine Assembler needs the skill to give 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. The Engine Assembler needs the skill to determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. The Engine Assembler needs the skill to perform routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. The Engine Assembler adjusts actions in relation to others’ actions. The Engine Assembler teaches others how to do their job performance. They also need to be able to manage their time and the time of others who are in their crew.

Engine Assembler Work Activities

  • The Engine Assembler observes, receives, and otherwise obtains information from all relevant sources.
  • The Engine Assembler uses hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulates things.
  • The Engine Assembler identifies information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • The Engine Assembler performs physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • The Engine Assembler inspects equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • The Engine Assembler provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • The Engine Assembler monitors and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • The Engine Assembler uses either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes not including computers or vehicles.
  • The Engine Assembler must run, maneuver, navigate, or drive vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft or water craft.
  • The Engine Assembler develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintains them over time.
  • The Engine Assembler needs the ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules for example patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations.

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