Profession motor vehicle engine assembler

Motor vehicle engine assemblers build and install prefabricated parts to form motor vehicle engines such as diesel, gas, petrol and electric engines. They review specifications and technical drawings to determine materials and assembly instructions. They inspect and test the engines and reject malfunctioning components.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Engine components

    Know the different engine components, and their operation and maintenance. Understand when repairs and replacement should be undertaken.

  • 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. 

  • Operation of different engines

    Know the characteristics, maintenance requirements and operating procedures of various kinds of engines such as gas, diesel, electrical, and engines with steam propulsion plants.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • Fasten components

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

  • Use power tools

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

  • Align components

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

  • Read standard blueprints

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

  • Apply health and safety standards

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

  • 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 technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Apply preliminary treatment to workpieces

    Apply preparatory treatment, through mechanical or chemical processes, to the workpiece preceding the main operation.

  • Bolt engine parts

    Securely bolt together engine components manually or using power tools.

Optional knowledge and skills

engineering processes operate precision measuring equipment disassemble engines tend riveting machine re-assemble engines use cam software operate handheld riveting equipment write records for repairs repair engines electronics principles record test data set up automotive robot recognise signs of corrosion calibrate electronic instruments rivet types operate soldering equipment diagnose defective engines inspect quality of products engineering principles conduct performance tests use testing equipment electronics use automotive diagnostic equipment operate welding equipment position engine on test stand send faulty equipment back to assembly line keep records of work progress liaise with engineers lubricate engines electricity operate lifting equipment