9537 Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

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Lead statement

This unit group includes assemblers, finishers and inspectors, not elsewhere classified, who assemble, finish and inspect components or products of various materials, such as jewellery, silverware, buttons, pencils, non-prescription lenses, brushes, clocks and watches, musical instruments, sporting goods, toys and other miscellaneous products. They are employed by a wide variety of manufacturing companies.

Example Titles

  • antenna assembler
  • bicycle assembler
  • brush making machine operator
  • button machine operator
  • camera assembly inspector
  • crayon making machine tender
  • eyeglass frame assembler
  • golf club assembler
  • jewellery annealer
  • jewellery inspector
  • lampshade assembler
  • piano assembly inspector
  • prism maker operator
  • skate press operator
  • sports ball moulder
  • stuffing machine tender
  • tennis ball maker operator
  • toy inspector
  • Venetian blind assembler
  • watch assembler

Main duties

Assemblers and finishers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate machines or use hand tools to cut, shape and fit materials to form parts and to fabricate components or products
  • Load supplies into hoppers of dispensing units or manually align, feed or otherwise place materials into machines
  • Screw, clip, glue, bond, weld or otherwise assemble parts and components to form final products
  • Sand, trim, grind or clean products into final form using hand tools
  • Clean work stations and remove scraps, dust, shavings or other by-products from machinery and surrounding areas
  • May make routine changes of dies, nozzles or other machinery attachments as required.

Inspectors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Check manufactured items for defects and for conformance to specifications, visually or using sample models and instruments
  • Affix seals or tags to approved items and return defective products for repair or recycle
  • Complete reports on product inspection.

Employment requirements

  • Some secondary school education is usually required.
  • Experience as a manufacturing labourer in the same company may be required.
  • On-the-job training is provided.

Additional information

  • There is little or no mobility among the various assemblers and inspectors in this unit group.
  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.