Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors (NOC 9535)

About this job

Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors work for plastic products manufacturing companies and plastic parts divisions of aircraft or other manufacturing companies and perform a variety of tasks.

People in this occupation:

  • assemble, finish and inspect plastic parts and finished products
Common job titles
  • assembler-maker, aircraft plastic parts
  • belt / fibreglass laminator
  • bottle trimmer / box maker
  • composite material laminator
  • fibreglass / plastic reproduction
  • finisher-grinder - plastic manufacturing


Plastic products assemblers and finishers:

  • operate machines or equipment, or use hand tools to cut, shape, splice and fit plastic materials to form parts and assemblies
  • assemble materials on patterns to form parts and pieces using bonding agents
  • operate spray gun unit to apply resin mixtures to metal or wooden mould to form plastic products
  • load and run autoclave oven to cure and bond plastic parts and pieces
  • operate finishing equipment to trim, grind or buff plastic products into final form

Plastic products inspectors:

  • inspect manufactured plastic products for defects and to ensure they meet specifications and quality standards, visually or using instruments
  • attach seals or tags to approved plastic products and mark and reroute defective products for repair or recycle
  • prepare reports on products inspected
  • make minor adjustments and repairs to products
  • may train or assist in training new workers.

Work environment

Key aspects of work in this occupation:

  • Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors 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.
  • Work may be performed with equipment, machinery or power/hand tools that could cause an injury.
  • Workers are exposed to fire steam or hot surfaces that are potential sources of injury.
  • This work can produce enough noise to cause loss of hearing.
  • Work is done in the presence of strong odours.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

  • Mobility among the various workers in this group is possible.
  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.