About This Career Path
Install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.
Projected job openings through 2028
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.
Align machines and equipment, using hoists, jacks, hand tools, squares, rules, micrometers, and plumb bobs.
Assemble and install equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
Lay out mounting holes, using measuring instruments, and drill holes with power drill.
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.
Level bedplate and establish centerline, using straightedge, levels, and transit.
Dismantle machines, using hammers, wrenches, crowbars, and other hand tools.
Attach moving parts and subassemblies to basic assembly unit, using hand tools and power tools.
Move machinery and equipment, using hoists, dollies, rollers, and trucks.
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
Building and Construction
Engineering and Technology
Construction & Architecture