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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.


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.
    • 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

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


  • Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly (9227)

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
9 – Occupations in manufacturing and utilities
Skill level
C – Occupations usually require secondary school and/or occupation-specific training.
Major group
95 – Assemblers in manufacturing
Minor group
953 – Other assembly and related occupations
Associated Career Handbook profiles
9537.1 – Other assemblers 9537.2 – Other inspectors 9537.3 – Other products machine operators
NOC 2016 Version 1.3
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