Assembler, Concrete Slipform Machinery                                                Industry: Machinery Manufacturer

Assembles all machines and components (engines, fuel lines, pump drives, hydraulics, crawler tracks, augers, electrical components, computer systems, steering and elevation control systems, tanks, reservoirs, filters, enclosures, water pump systems and others) using master mechanics tool sets, overhead cranes, forklifts, port-a-power, and various clamping devices.  Add fluids, check connections, inspect, start-up, and test completed machines. Note that finished machinery weights vary from 10 to 20 tons.

Job Tasks:

  • Maintain a safe and clean work area
  • Assembles concrete slipform machinery, according to blueprints and written specifications, using hand tools, power hand tools, and other powered equipment
  • Reads blueprints and written specifications to plan assembly sequence
  • Operate overhead crane and/or forklift to move structural framework and machine parts to assembly area
  • Study blueprints to plan logical assembly sequence
  • Position specified gears, drive shafts, bearings, valves, manifolds and other component parts in housings on frame of machine
  • Align and level parts with spacers and shims, and sets clearance between parts, using micrometers, feeler gauges, calipers, and scale
  • Bolt cover plates, hydraulic motors, and hydraulic pumps to machine pump drive on engine or frame in specified locations, frequently using torque wrench
  • Lay out hydraulic hoses on machine and connect hydraulic hoses to pumps and specified fittings, using open-end wrenches
  • Measure, cut and assemble hydraulic hoses for installation on machine (using hydraulic hose making machine, calibration required)
  • Clean parts prior to assembly using hose cleaning machine, solvent cleaning machine, cleaning cloth, and air gun
  • May assemble and test subassemblies, such as drive shaft, clutch, and transmission, electrical harnesses, using soldering, heating, and cutting equipment and test stands
  • Install electrical wiring in assembled units according to schematic drawings
  • Install sensors, servo valves, and safety equipment including labels
  • May operate machinery after assembly to test performance

Required Knowledge:

  • Safe use of hand tools and machines
  • Socket & hex-key wrench size per corresponding fastener size
  • Safe use of air tools, impact wrenches, air chisel, air die grinders, etc.
  • Safe use of electrical cable, strippers, cutters, and crimpers
  • Use of measuring tools, tape measures, calipers, micrometers, and feeler gauge sets
  • Use of continuity tester


Skills Required:

  • Assemble and disassemble mechanical components
  • Read and follow a blueprint or manual
  • Establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without constant supervision
  • Lift and safely handle 60 pounds above belt
  • Follow policies and procedures
  • Determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job safely, including proper protection of self and others


Job Activities:

  • Using hands, wrists, arms and legs in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things
  • Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems
  • Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms, hands, wrists, and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials
  • Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources


Credentials and Experience (established by supervisor)

  • High School Diploma
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience


Specific Requirements

  • Willing to work overtime and weekends as requested by Foreman
  • Work well with others
  • On time and good attendance

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