Mechanical assemblers and inspectors (NOC 9526)

About this job

Assemblers and inspectors in this unit group work for machinery and transportation equipment manufacturers and other manufacturing companies and perform a variety of tasks.

People in this occupation:

  • assemble a wide variety of mechanical products such as trucks, buses, snowmobiles, garden tractors, automotive engines, transmissions, outboard motors, gearboxes, hydraulic pumps and sewing machines
  • check and inspect parts and finished products to ensure quality
Common job titles
  • agricultural implement assembly inspector
  • assembler, agricultural equipment
  • assembler, automotive
  • assembler, bus
  • assembler, construction equipment
  • assembler, engine - diesel / gasoline


Mechanical assemblers:

  • assemble, fit and install pre-made parts to form pieces or finished products using hand and power tools
  • position, align and adjust parts for proper fit and assembly and connect cables, tubes and wires
  • fasten parts together using bolting and riveting equipment or other fastening and joining techniques
  • operate or tend automated assembling equipment, such as robotics and fixed automation equipment
  • operate small cranes to transport or position larger parts as required

Mechanical inspectors:

  • check parts and inspect finished products for quality
  • check mechanical parts and pieces for alignment and proper functioning
  • test and check electrical parts and wiring for proper connections
  • perform minor adjustments and repairs

Work environment

Key aspects of work in this occupation:

  • Operators and inspectors in this unit group usually work in a conventional controlled environment such as an office, hospital or school.
  • This work produces enough noise to cause loss of hearing.
  • Work is done 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 make wood products

Career paths and resources

Career paths

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

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.