Profession motor vehicle assembler

Motor vehicle assemblers install and put prefabricated motor vehicle parts and components together. They inspect the motor vehicles for defects, and test the assembled equipment for proper performance and conformity to quality standards.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Motor vehicle parts drawings

    The various types of technical drawings used in relation to motor vehicles parts.

  • Vehicle manufacturing process

    Series of steps taken in order to produce a car or any other motor vehicle such as the design, the chassis and body assembly, the painting process, the interior assembly and the quality control.

  • Mechanics of motor vehicles

    The way energy forces interact and affect components in motor vehicles such as cars, buses, invalid carriages and other motorised vehicles. 

  • Electricity

    Understand the principles of electricity and electrical power circuits, as well as the associated risks.

  • 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.

  • Electronics

    The functioning of electronic circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including programming and applications. Apply this knowledge to ensure electronic equipment runs smoothly.

  • Electromechanics

    The engineering processes that combine electrical and mechanical engineering in the application of electromechanics in devices that need electricity to create mechanical movement or devices that create electricity by mechanical movement.

Skills

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • Monitor manufacturing quality standards

    Monitor quality standards in manufacturing and finishing process.

  • Assemble electrical components

    Assemble switches, electrical controls, circuit boards and other electrical components by using hand and soldering equipment.

  • Read engineering drawings

    Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.

  • Use power tools

    Operate power driven pumps. Use hand tools or power tools. Use vehicle repair tools or safety equipment.

  • Work in assembly line teams

    Manufacture products on a moving assembly line. Work in a team where everyone has an assigned task.

  • Fasten components

    Fasten components together according to blueprints and technical plans in order to create subassemblies or finished products.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Supervise motor vehicles manufacture

    Inspect plants where motor vehicles are manufactured to ensure safety and quality control. Ensure that components are manufactured in compliance with safety and design specifications.

  • Align components

    Align and lay out components in order to put them together correctly according to blueprints and technical plans.

  • Clean components during assembly

    Clean components before fixing them to other compounds or units of components during the assembly process.

  • Bolt engine parts

    Securely bolt together engine components manually or using power tools.

  • Assemble electronic units

    Assemble and maintain electronic components and electronic circuits; comprehend manufacturer's manuals and engineering instructions; utilise hand and power tools.

  • Assemble metal parts

    Align and arrange steel and metal parts in order to assemble complete products; use the appropriate hand tools and gauges.

  • Drive motor vehicle prototypes

    Drive experimental or prototypes of motor vehicles to acquire information on performance.

Optional knowledge and skills

prepare pieces for joining test motor vehicles under demanding conditions install low voltage wiring use automotive diagnostic equipment evaluate engine performance apply soldering techniques operate handheld riveting equipment record test data tend riveting machine operate soldering equipment operation of different engines operate lifting equipment send faulty equipment back to assembly line inspect quality of products engineering principles re-assemble engines quality assurance procedures disassemble engines operate welding equipment set up automotive robot electrical wiring plans engineering processes conduct performance tests diagnose defective engines rivet types calibrate electronic instruments use testing equipment write inspection reports operate precision measuring equipment engine components