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9526 – Mechanical assemblers and inspectors

Mechanical assemblers assemble a wide variety of mechanical products such as trucks, buses, snowmobiles, garden tractors, automotive engines, transmissions, outboard motors, gearboxes, hydraulic pumps and sewing machines. Inspectors in this unit group check and inspect subassemblies and finished products to ensure proper quality and product specifications. They are employed by machinery and transportation equipment manufacturers and by other manufacturing companies.


Example titles

  • Automotive engine assembler
  • Garden machinery assembler
  • Gearbox assembler
  • Gearcase assembler
  • Hydraulic hoist assembler
  • Mechanical assembler
  • Sewing machine assembler
  • Snowmobile assembler
  • Tractor assembler
  • Transmission assembler
  • Truck assembler
  • Truck assembly inspector
  • Truck trailer assembler
  • Vending machine assembler

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Mechanical assemblers
  • Assemble, fit and install prefabricated parts to form subassemblies or finish products using hand and power tools
  • Position, align and adjust parts for proper fit and assembly and connect cables, tubes and wires
  • Fasten parts together using bolting and riveting equipment or other fastening and joining techniques
  • Operate or tend automated assembling equipment, such as robotics and fixed automation equipment
  • Operate small cranes to transport or position larger parts as required.
Mechanical inspectors
  • Check subassemblies and inspect finished products for proper quality
  • Check mechanical assemblies and subassemblies for alignment and proper functioning
  • Test and check electrical assemblies and wiring for proper connections
  • Perform minor adjustments and repairs.

Employment requirements

  • Some secondary school education is required.
  • Up to two years of on-the-job training are provided.
  • Experience as a mechanical assembler may be required for inspectors in this unit group.

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.


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
952 – Mechanical, electrical and electronics assemblers
Associated Career Handbook profiles
9526.1 – Mechanical assemblers 9526.2 – Mechanical inspectors
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