Profession rolling stock assembler

Rolling stock assemblers use hand tools, power tools and other equipment such as lifting equipment or robots to construct, fit and install prefabricated parts to manufacture rolling stock subassemblies and body structures. They read and interpret blueprints. They operate control systems to determine functional performance of the assemblies and adjust accordingly.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Mechanics of trains

    Possess basic knowledge of the mechanics involved in trains, understand the technicalities and participate in discussions on related topics in order to solve problems related to the mechanics.

  • 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.

  • Read standard blueprints

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

  • Assemble metal parts

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

  • 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.

  • Align components

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

  • Use power tools

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

  • Control compliance of railway vehicles regulations

    Inspect rolling stock, components and systems to ensure compliance with standards and specifications.

  • Apply health and safety standards

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

Optional knowledge and skills

operate welding equipment ensure maintenance of trains european train control system locomotive brake applications couple bogies to rail vehicles install low voltage wiring metal thermal conductivity operate lifting equipment manipulate metal engineering processes apply flux set up automotive robot prepare pieces for joining lubricate rolling stock wheels install electrical and electronic equipment operate soldering equipment electricity cut metal products keep records of work progress apply preliminary treatment to workpieces conduct performance tests install pneumatic systems liaise with engineers record test data work in assembly line teams use testing equipment apply spot welding techniques mark processed workpiece apply arc welding techniques electronics