Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
SOC: 51-2031.00

Description:

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


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
39,000 employed

Projected (2024):
39,000 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Air Conditioning Coil Assembler
  • Aircraft Engine Assembler
  • Aircraft Power Plant Assembler
  • Assembler
  • Assembler Erector
  • Assembling Motor Builder
  • Assembly Line Worker
  • Automation Machine Builder
  • Automobile Engine Assembler
  • Automotive Production Worker
  • Bearing Ring Assembler
  • Blower and Compressor Assembler
  • Cell Technician
  • Compressor Assembler
  • Crane Assembler
  • Diesel Engine Erector
  • Dyno Technician
  • Electric Motor and Generator Assembler
  • Engine Assembler
  • Engine Builder
  • Engine Cowling Installer
  • Engine Test Cell Technician
  • Exhaust Machine Operator
  • Farm Equipment Assembler
  • Farm Machinery Assembler
  • Farm Machinery Set-Up Mechanic
  • Field Service Technician
  • Fitter
  • Gas Turbine Assembler
  • Gasoline Engine Assembler
  • Generator Assembler
  • Injector Assembler
  • Internal Combustion Engine Assembler
  • Internal Combustion Engine Subassembler
  • Large Engine Assembler
  • Machine Assembler
  • Machine Builder
  • Manufacturing Assembler
  • Mechanical Assembler
  • Metal Precision Machine Assembler
  • Mining Machinery Assembler
  • Motor Builder Assembler
  • Motor Installer
  • Motor Setter
  • Motors Assembler
  • Progressive Assembler and Fitter
  • Race Engine Builder
  • Rotary Engine Assembler
  • Sewing Machine Assembler
  • Steam and Gas Turbines Assembler
  • Steam Turbine Assembler
  • Subassembler
  • Tractor Engine Assembler
  • Transmission Builder
  • Truck Engine Assembler
  • Turbine Assembler
  • Turbine Blade Assembler
  • Turbine Engine Assembler
  • Turbine Subassembler
  • Valve Maker
  • Valve Setter


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

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

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

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

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Allen wrenches
  • Backup wrenches
  • Band saws
  • Claw hammers
  • Dial calipers
  • Dial indicators
  • Engine repair stands
  • Feeler gauges
  • Flaring tools
  • Flat head screwdrivers
  • Gear pullers
  • Gear wrenches
  • Grinding machines
  • Hand drills
  • Heat guns
  • Hydraulic presses
  • Jib cranes
  • Lapping tools
  • Metal chisels
  • Metal cutting taps
  • Micrometers
  • Milling machines
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Nut drivers
  • Nylon hammers
  • Personal computers
  • Plastic mallets
  • Portable welding equipment
  • Power drills
  • Power hoists
  • Power wrenches
  • Precision files
  • Pry bars
  • Ratchets
  • Reamers
  • Ring filing wheels
  • Ring squeezers
  • Rivet guns
  • Rubber mallets
  • Snap ring pliers
  • Socket wrenches
  • Soldering guns
  • Timing lights
  • Torque angle meters
  • Torque wrenches
  • Tube benders
  • Tube cutters
  • Vernier calipers
  • Computer aided design and drafting CADD software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software


  • production


    industry stats

    SOC: 51-0000

    Total Employed: 9,073,290

    Average Annual Salary: $36,220