Engine & Other Machine Assemblers

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:

Computer aided design CAD software

  • Computer aided design and drafting CADD software
  • Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Hot Technology In Demand

Spreadsheet software

  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • SAP software Hot Technology


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

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