Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing (NOC 9524)

About this job

Assemblers and inspectors in this unit group work for electrical appliance and electrical equipment manufacturing companies and perform a variety of tasks.

People in this occupation:

  • assemble, build, fit, wire and inspect heavy-duty industrial electrical equipment
Common job titles
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  • assembler, air conditioner / fans
  • assembler, electric appliance, large / small
  • assembler, electric heating unit
  • assembler, electrical mercury switch


Assemblers in this group:

  • assemble pre-made parts on an assembly line, or at work benches using screw guns and other hand and power tools
  • build small and large household electrical appliances such as coffeemakers, toasters, vacuum cleaners, lawnmowers, refrigerators and dishwashers
  • put together small transformers, small electrical motors and transmissions used in appliances or other electrical products
  • assemble circuit breakers, switches or other electrical control equipment and position and fasten components such as springs, toggles or other parts into casings
  • wind coils and frames for small electric motors and transformers
  • perform minor repairs to products rejected from production assembly line
  • set up assembly line with materials and supplies required for production, and set up and adjust production tools

Inspectors in this group:

  • check products at different stages of production for visual defects and faulty electrical and mechanical connections, or operate automatic or other testing equipment to ensure product quality
  • find and mark acceptable and defective pieces and return faulty pieces to production for repair
  • collect, record and review inspection results

Work environment

Key aspects of work in this occupation:

  • Assemblers and inspectors in this unit group usually work in an indoor work environment.
  • This work can produce enough noise to cause loss of hearing.
  • Work may be performed with equipment, machinery or power/hand tools that could cause an injury.


  • operating metal machining tools to shape metal
  • using hand and power tools to fabricate wood products

Career paths and resources

Career paths

  • With experience, assemblers may progress to inspecting and testing positions.
  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.