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

  • Realistic / Conventional

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 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.

  • Engine components

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

  • 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.

Skills

  • Read standard blueprints

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

  • Use power tools

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

  • Apply health and safety standards

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

  • Align components

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

  • Bolt engine parts

    Securely bolt together engine components manually or using power tools.

  • Ensure vessel compliance with regulations

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

  • Fasten components

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

  • 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.

  • Apply preliminary treatment to workpieces

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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