Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

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What do they do?

Construct, assemble, or rebuild machines, such as engines, turbines, and similar equipment used in such industries as construction, extraction, textiles, and paper manufacturing.

Also known as:

Assembler, Assembly Line Worker, Cell Technician, Clutch Housing Assembler, Engine Assembler, Engine Builder, Field Service Technician, Fitter, Jet Engine Assembler, Large Engine Assembler, Machine Assembler, Mechanical Assembler, Truck Transmission Assembler, Truck Transmission Builder

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Engine and Other Machine Assemblers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Engine and Other Machine Assemblers is projected to Decline 15 percent from 2018 to 2028

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -15.2%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #23 in job growth rate
  • 30

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #21 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Engine and Other Machine Assemblers:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (0%)
  • Bachelor's degree (4.2%)
  • Associate's degree (5.2%)
  • Some college, no degree (31.2%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (46.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (13%)

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People in this career often have these skills:

  • Operations Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences.
  • Plan production or operational procedures or sequences.
  • Inspect installed components or assemblies.
  • Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly.
  • Set equipment guides, stops, spacers, or other fixtures.
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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