Profession motor vehicle body assembler

Motor vehicle body assemblers fasten motor vehicle body parts and components together such as frames, doors, chassis and hoods. They use hand tools, power tools and other equipment such as CNC machines or robots. They read technical plans and use automated assembling equipment to build motor vehicle bodies. They inspect individual parts for malfunctions and check the quality of assemblies to make sure the standards are met and the specifications respected. Motor vehicle body assemblers report any assembly issues to their supervisor.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • 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. 

Skills

  • Assemble metal parts

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

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Read standard blueprints

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

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Align components

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

Optional knowledge and skills

cut metal products engineering processes apply preliminary treatment to workpieces tend computer numerical control lathe machine apply arc welding techniques prepare pieces for joining operate drill press tend riveting machine use testing equipment install windshields tend cnc grinding machine set up automotive robot operate precision measuring equipment tend cnc laser cutting machine use power tools apply spot welding techniques tend cnc metal punch press use welding equipment tend cnc milling machine apply flux operate soldering equipment manipulate metal operate lifting equipment rivet types keep records of work progress use cam software tend cnc drilling machine