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9537 – Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors 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.

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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

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Assemblers and finishers
  • 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
  • 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.

Exclusions

  • Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly (9227)

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
9 - Occupations in manufacturing and utilities
Skill level
5 - Occupations usually require secondary school and/or occupation-specific training
Major group
95 - Assemblers in manufacturing
Minor group
953 - Other assembly and related occupations
Version
2016
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