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Engine & Other Machine Assemblers

Also called: Assembler, Assembly Line Worker, Engine Assembler, Machine Assembler

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What they do:
Construct, assemble, or rebuild machines, such as engines, turbines, and similar equipment used in such industries as construction, extraction, textiles, and paper manufacturing.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.


Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • product and service development
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
  • customer service


Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • pay attention to something without being distracted


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
Word processing software
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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