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

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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Ensure equipment availability

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

  • 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.

  • Control compliance of railway vehicles regulations

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

  • Wear appropriate protective gear

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

  • 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.

  • Apply health and safety standards

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

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Use power tools

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Troubleshoot

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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