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Install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Insert shims, adjust tension on nuts and bolts, or position parts, using hand tools and measuring instruments, to set specified clearances between moving and stationary parts.
    • Level bedplate and establish centerline, using straightedge, levels, and transit.
    • Align machines or equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, lasers, or plumb bobs.
    • Assemble and install equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
    • Signal crane operator to lower basic assembly units to bedplate, and align unit to centerline.
    • Replace defective parts of machine, or adjust clearances and alignment of moving parts.
    • Conduct preventative maintenance and repair, and lubricate machines and equipment.
    • Assemble machines, and bolt, weld, rivet, or otherwise fasten them to foundation or other structures, using hand tools and power tools.
    • Attach moving parts and subassemblies to basic assembly unit, using hand tools and power tools.
    • Lay out mounting holes, using measuring instruments, and drill holes with power drill.
    • Position steel beams to support bedplates of machines and equipment, using blueprints and schematic drawings to determine work procedures.
    • Shrink-fit bushings, sleeves, rings, liners, gears, and wheels to specified items, using portable gas heating equipment.
    • Move machinery and equipment, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks.
    • Weld, repair, and fabricate equipment or machinery.
    • Dismantle machinery and equipment for shipment to installation site, performing installation and maintenance work as part of team.
    • Dismantle machines, using hammers, wrenches, crowbars, and other hand tools.
    • Fabricate and dismantle parts, equipment, and machines, using a cutting torch or other cutting equipment.
    • Bolt parts, such as side and deck plates, jaw plates, and journals, to basic assembly unit.
    • Construct foundation for machines, using hand tools and building materials such as wood, cement, and steel.
    • Install robot and modify its program, using teach pendant.
    • Troubleshoot equipment, electrical components, hydraulics, or other mechanical systems.
    • Connect power unit to machines or steam piping to equipment, and test unit to evaluate its mechanical operation.
    • Operate engine lathe to grind, file, and turn machine parts to dimensional specifications.


    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • Equipment Maintenance

      Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

    • Installation

      Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.


    Applied Math
    Workplace Documents
    Graphic Literacy


    • Manual Dexterity

      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    • Control Precision

      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    • Finger Dexterity

      The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.


    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Design

      Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

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    • Ohio Annual Salary 65110/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 31.3/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 2,730
    • Yearly Projected Openings 280

    Typical Education


    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Cooperation
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Stress Tolerance


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    • Hoists
    • Hammers
    • Calipers


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    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.

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