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

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Apply health and safety standards

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

  • Assemble metal parts

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

  • 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.

  • Control compliance of railway vehicles regulations

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

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • Fasten components

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

  • 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.

  • Ensure equipment availability

    Ensure that the necessary equipment is provided, ready and available for use before start of procedures.

  • Wear appropriate protective gear

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

  • Inspect quality of products

    Use various techniques to ensure the product quality is respecting the quality standards and specifications. Oversee defects, packaging and sendbacks of products to different production departments.

  • Use power tools

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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

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