Internal Combustion Engine Subassembler

Fit together mechanical parts to make subassemblies for combustion engines.
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Salary Range
$24,000 – $60,000

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What do Internal Combustion Engine Subassemblers do?

Fits together mechanical parts at workbench or assembly floor to make subassemblies for internal combustion engines according to drawings or routing sheets, using handtools and power tools: Places basic part of assembly, such as carburetor, water pump, fuel pump, oil pump, governor, cam housing, gearcase, exhaust housing, remote control, pistons and connecting rods into holding fixture. Bolts, screws, or pins mechanical and electrical parts together, such as push rods, valves, rocker arms, and magnetos, using power wrenches, torque wrench, stud drivers, and hammer. Operates hand or power arbor press to press bushings and seals into housings or onto shafts. Reams tubular worm gear cage to form smooth surface for assembled worm gear, using hand reamer. Tests sealed units, such as relief valves, fittings, and cylinders under air or water pressure [HYDRO-PNEUMATIC TESTER]. Applies decals to engine to indicate operating procedure. May be designated according to part assembled as Carburetor Assembler; Cylinder-Head Assembler; Gearcase Assembler; Governor Assembler; Remote-Control Assembler; Water-Pump Assembler.

Should I be an Internal Combustion Engine Subassembler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to Become an
    Internal Combustion Engine Subassembler

    Most Internal Combustion Engine Subassemblers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9wbaaa&chl=no+college+%2872%25%29|certificate+%2826%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,72,72
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