Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing (NOC 9527)

About this job

Machine operators 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:

  • run machinery or equipment to make complete products or parts for use in the assembly of electrical appliances and equipment, and electrical devices, such as batteries, fuses and plugs
  • examine and test completed parts and production items
Common job titles
  • assembler, batteries / chargers
  • assembler, industrial storage battery
  • assembler, machine sleeve / machine tube
  • changer, electrolytic anode
  • crimper, electrical connection
  • filler, electric lead acid storage battery


Machine operators in this group:

  • operate machinery to assemble, test or package dry cell batteries
  • position lead acid storage batteries on assembly line and insert battery contents into casing
  • operate machinery, such as pasting and stacking machines, to make plates for lead acid storage batteries
  • load machinery with glass tubes, bulbs and other parts used to produce light bulbs and tubes, and remove and pack finished product
  • operate or feed machinery and equipment to produce electrical wiring devices such as fuses, plugs, caps, sockets, connectors and switches
  • operate equipment to apply protective coatings to items such as freezer cabinets, small electric motors or transformer assemblies
  • perform minor repairs to items rejected from production line
  • set up and adjust production machinery and equipment for operation

Inspectors in this group:

  • check in-process and completed production items for visual or mechanical defects or operate testing equipment to maintain quality of products
  • find and mark acceptable or defective items and return faulty items to production for repair
  • collect, record and summarize inspection results

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.
  • Work may involve chemicals that are harmful to skin or eyes, dangerous if inhaled or may cause a fire or explosion.
  • 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 fabricate 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.