Construct, assemble, or rebuild machines, such as engines, turbines, and similar equipment used in such industries as construction, extraction, textiles, and paper manufacturing.
- Set and verify parts clearances.
- Verify conformance of parts to stock lists and blueprints, using measuring instruments such as calipers, gauges, and micrometers.
- Assemble systems of gears by aligning and meshing gears in gearboxes.
- Maintain and lubricate parts and components.
- Set up and operate metalworking machines, such as milling and grinding machines, to shape or fabricate parts.
- Fasten and install piping, fixtures, or wiring and electrical components to form assemblies or subassemblies, using hand tools, rivet guns, and welding equipment.
- Inspect, operate, and test completed products to verify functioning, machine capabilities, and conformance to customer specifications.
- Lay out and drill, ream, tap, and cut parts for assembly.
- Position and align components for assembly, manually or using hoists.
- Read and interpret assembly blueprints and specifications manuals, and plan assembly or building operations.
- Remove rough spots, and smooth surfaces to fit, trim, or clean parts, using hand tools and power tools.
- Rework, repair, and replace damaged parts or assemblies.
- Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
- Education - These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
- Training - Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
- Experience - Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
- Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
- Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
- Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
- Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
- Farm Equipment Mechanics
- Maintenance Workers, Machinery
- Mechanical Door Repairers