Turbine Subassembler

Assemble steam and gas turbine subassemblies according to drawings.
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Salary Range
$24,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Turbine Subassemblers do?

Assembles steam and gas turbine subassemblies according to drawings, using measuring instruments, handtools, and power tools: Chips, grinds, and files welds and patches on castings and relief areas on cylinder joints to obtain specified clearances or smooth finish, using pneumatic chipping hammer and pedestal grinder. Drills and taps holes in castings to seat nipples and valves, using single-spindle drill press. Fills castings, high pressure cylinders, turbine exhaust ends, gland casings, relay cylinders, compressor cylinders, and compressor heads with water, using high pressure pump to simulate steam pressure in turbine. Measures expansion of unit, using micrometer-scaled rod. Inspects weldments, baffles, valves, valve seats, and piping for leaks. Inserts heating element of electric heater into hollow studs and heats studs to facilitate tightening with wrenches. Bolts or dowels fitted parts together, using wrenches and pneumatic hammer. Measures clearances and spacing, using feeler gauges, calipers, and micrometers. May cut expansion reliefs in cylinders and exhaust end joints, using portable power hacksaw.


Should I be a Turbine Subassembler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Turbine Subassembler

    Most Turbine 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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