Profession vessel engine assembler

Vessel engine assemblers build and install prefabricated parts to form engines used for all types of vessels such as electric motors, nuclear reactors, gas turbine engines, outboard motors, two-stroke or four-stroke diesel engines and, in some cases, marine steam 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

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 vessels

    The mechanics involved in boats and ships. Understand the technicalities and participate in discussions over 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.

  • 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.

  • Engine components

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

Skills

  • Bolt engine parts

    Securely bolt together engine components manually or using power tools.

  • Use power tools

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

  • 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.

  • Troubleshoot

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

  • Wear appropriate protective gear

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

  • Align components

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

  • Fasten components

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

  • Ensure vessel compliance with regulations

    Inspect vessels, vessel components, and equipment; ensure compliance with standards and specifications.

  • Apply health and safety standards

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

  • Ensure equipment availability

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

  • 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.

  • Apply preliminary treatment to workpieces

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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