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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- 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.
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.
- 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.
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.