Profession container equipment assembler

Container equipment assemblers manufacture containers such as boilers or pressure vessels. They read blueprints and technical drawings to assemble parts and to build piping and fittings.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative


  • Mechanics

    Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.

  • Manufacturing of heating equipment

    The manufacture of electrical ovens and water heaters by metalworking processes.

  • Types of containers

    The manufacturing process of different types of containers, such as boilers and pressure vessels, and what they are used for.

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.


  • Assemble machines

    Assemble machines according to instructions and specifications.

  • Consult technical resources

    Read and interpret such technical resources such as digital or paper drawings and adjustment data in order to properly set up a machine or working tool, or to assemble mechanical equipment.

  • Secure working area

    Secure the operation site fixing boundaries, restricting access, placing signs and taking other measures in order to guarantee public and staff safety.

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

    Identify, report and repair equipment damage and malfunctions; communicate with field representatives and manufacturers to obtain repair and replacement components.

  • Perform test run

    Perform tests putting a system, machine, tool or other equipment through a series of actions under actual operating conditions in order to assess its reliability and suitability to realise its tasks, and adjust settings accordingly.

  • Install containers

    Prepare transportable components and assemble the container body, piping, fittings and control systems on site using technical documentation and various specific tools such as welding equipment.

  • Wear appropriate protective gear

    Wear relevant and necessary protective gear, such as protective goggles or other eye protection, hard hats, safety gloves.

  • Perform machine maintenance

    Perform regular maintenance, possibly including corrections and alterations, on a machine or machine tool to ensure it remains in a proper productive state.

Optional knowledge and skills

metal forming technologies tend cnc grinding machine tend cnc metal punch press perform pre-assembly quality checks apply technical communication skills operate lifting equipment tend cnc milling machine monitor automated machines lay pipe installation heat metals troubleshoot tend computer numerical control lathe machine tend cnc laser cutting machine use welding equipment inspect quality of products tend cnc engraving machine tend cnc drilling machine repair heating equipment develop assembly instructions perform maintenance on installed equipment use testing equipment build scaffolding set up machine controls read standard blueprints

Common job titles

  • Assembler-fabricator
  • Operator/assembler
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  • Assembly worker
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  • Assembler b
  • Assembler i