Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Manufacturing > Production

Projected Growth: Decline

Projected Job Openings

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Job Description

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

Common job titles of Engine and Other Machine Assemblers include:

Experience and Education

Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

  • 64.05% said they needed a High School Diploma.

  • 12.88% said they needed a Post-Secondary Certificate.


    Position or align components for assembly, manually or using hoists.

    Remove rough spots and smooth surfaces to fit, trim, or clean parts, using hand tools or power tools.

    Fasten or install piping, fixtures, or wiring and electrical components to form assemblies or subassemblies, using hand tools, rivet guns, or welding equipment.

    Verify conformance of parts to stock lists or blueprints, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauges, or micrometers.

    Lay out and drill, ream, tap, or cut parts for assembly.

    Rework, repair, or replace damaged parts or assemblies.

    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.

    Set and verify parts clearances.

    Maintain and lubricate parts or components.

    Assemble systems of gears by aligning and meshing gears in gearboxes.

    Set up and operate metalworking machines, such as milling or grinding machines, to shape or fabricate parts.


Vernier calipers

Tube cutters

Tube benders

Torque wrenches

Torque angle meters

Timing lights

Soldering guns

All Tools

Socket wrenches

Snap ring pliers

Rubber mallets

Rivet guns

Ring squeezers

Ring filing wheels



Pry bars

Precision files

Power wrenches

Power hoists

Power drills

Portable welding equipment

Plastic mallets

Personal computers

Nylon hammers

Nut drivers

Needlenose pliers

Milling machines


Metal cutting taps

Metal chisels

Lapping tools

Jib cranes

Hydraulic presses

Heat guns

Hand drills

Grinding machines

Gear wrenches

Gear pullers

Flat head screwdrivers

Flaring tools

Feeler gauges

Engine repair stands

Dial indicators

Dial calipers

Claw hammers

Band saws

Backup wrenches

Allen wrenches

Adjustable wrenches


Computer aided design and drafting CADD software

Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS


Operation Monitoring

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

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.

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.


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.


Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.


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Occupation Sections



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.

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