Special machine assemblers are primarily responsible for assembling, dismantling, and making repairs to special machines within a workplace.
Those in this position have a variety of responsibilities, including: assembling docking stations and other machines; making sure the work area is clean and safe; following safety standards at all times; assisting other workers on projects assigned by the supervisor; performing tests, repairs, and general maintenance on machines; attending workshops to learn how to use new machines; and training future employees to use certain machines.
Special machine assemblers generally work in factories at all hours of the day and night. They are on their feet for most of their shifts and may deal with hazardous chemicals or dangerous machinery, so following safety precautions is very important.
To be considered for the position, applicants should generally have a high school diploma and the abilities to read and work from machine work plans, lift heavy machinery, and stand for long periods of time without getting tired. Good vision and excellent dexterity are also important.
Assembler, Special Machines Tasks
Operate and monitor the operation of mechanical equipment.
Clean work area and tools.
Perform mechanical and electrical inspection of products built using precise inspection tools.
Perform small mechanical assembly operations.