CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
Summary Job Description Tasks
Construct, assemble, or rebuild machines, such as engines, turbines, and similar equipment used in such industries as construction, extraction, textiles, and paper manufacturing. Inspect, operate, and test completed products to verify functioning, machine capabilities, and conformance to customer specifications.
Position and align components for assembly, manually or using hoists.
Set and verify parts clearances.
Rework, repair, and replace damaged parts or assemblies.
Read and interpret assembly blueprints and specifications manuals, and plan assembly or building operations.
Maintain and lubricate parts and components.
Assemble systems of gears by aligning and meshing gears in gearboxes.
Verify conformance of parts to stock lists and blueprints, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauges, and micrometers.
Fasten and install piping, fixtures, or wiring and electrical components to form assemblies or subassemblies, using hand tools, rivet guns, and welding equipment.
Remove rough spots, and smooth surfaces to fit, trim, or clean parts, using hand tools and power tools.
Lay out and drill, ream, tap, and cut parts for assembly.
Set up and operate metalworking machines, such as milling and grinding machines, to shape or fabricate parts.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Data entry software Data base user interface and query software
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
Word processing software Word processing software
Adjustable wrenches Adjustable wrenches
Allen wrenches Hex keys
Backup wrenches Adjustable wrenches
Claw hammers Hammers
Dial calipers Calipers
Dial indicators Gauges or inspection fixtures
Engine repair stands Engine or vehicle stands
Feeler gauges Feeler gauges
Flaring tools Tube end finishers
Flat screwdrivers Screwdrivers
Gear pullers Pullers
Gear wrenches Specialty wrenches
Grinding machines Power grinders
Hand drills Power drills
Hand files Files
Heat guns Heat guns
Hydraulic presses Hydraulic press frames
Jib cranes Workshop cranes
Lapping tools Tumblers or polishers
Metal chisels Cold chisels
Micrometers Micrometers
Milling machines Milling machines
Needlenose pliers Needlenose pliers
Nut drivers Nut drivers
Nylon hammers Hammers
Personal computers Personal computers
Plastic mallets Mallets
Power drills Power drills
Power hoists Hoists
Power wrenches Impact wrenches
Pry bars Pry bars
Ratchets Ratchets
Reamers Reamers
Ring filing wheels Files
Ring squeezers Hydraulic cylinder or component repair kits
Rivet guns Rivet tools
Rubber mallets Mallets
Snap ring pliers Retaining ring pliers
Socket wrenches Sockets
Soldering guns Soldering irons or guns
Taps Taps or dies
Timing lights Speed sensors
Torque angle meters Force or torque sensors
Torque wrenches Torque wrenches
Tube benders Tube bending machinery
Tube cutters Pipe or tube cutters
Vernier calipers Calipers
Welding equipment Welding tools
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
Alternate Job Title(s)
Air Conditioning Coil Assembler
Aircraft Engine Assembler
Aircraft Power Plant Assembler
Assembler Erector
Assembling Motor Builder
Assembly Line Worker
Automobile Engine Assembler
Automotive Engine Builder
Automotive Production Worker
Bearing Ring Assembler
Blower and Compressor Assembler
Camshaft Bearing Installer
Caterpillar Assembler
Cell Technician
Clutch Housing Assembler
Compressor Assembler
Crane Assembler
Diesel Assembler
Diesel Engine Erector
Diesel Mechanic
Dump Assembler
Dyno Operator
Electric Motor and Generator Assembler
Engine Assembler
Engine Builder
Engine Cowling Installer
Exhaust Machine Operator
Farm Equipment Assembler
Farm Machinery Assembler
Farm Machinery Set-Up Mechanic
Field Service Technician
Fuel Injection Technician
Gas Turbine Assembler
Gasoline Engine Assembler
Generator Assembler
Injector Assembler
Internal Combustion Engine Assembler
Internal Combustion Engine Subassembler
Jet Engine Assembler
Large Engine Assembler
Machine Assembler
Machine Builder
Manufacturing Assembler
Metal Precision Machine Assembler
Mining Machinery Assembler
Motor Builder Assembler
Motor Installer
Motor Setter
Motors Assembler
Paper Making Machinery Assembler
Progressive Assembler and Fitter
Pump Assembler
Racing Engine Builder
Rotary Engine Assembler
Sewing Machine Assembler
Steam Turbine Assembler
Steam and Gas Turbines Assembler
Tractor Engine Assembler
Truck Engine Assembler
Truck Transmission Assembler
Truck Transmission Builder
Turbine Assembler
Turbine Blade Assembler
Turbine Engine Assembler
Turbine Subassembler
Valve Maker
Valve Setter
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
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