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9527 – Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing

Machine operators in electrical apparatus manufacturing operate machinery or equipment to fabricate complete products or parts for use in the assembly of electrical appliances and equipment, and electrical apparatus, such as batteries, fuses and plugs. Inspectors inspect and test completed parts and production items. Workers in this unit group are employed by electrical appliance and electrical equipment manufacturing companies.


Example titles

  • Assembly machine setter - electrical equipment manufacturing
  • Dry cell charge machine operator
  • Electrical dry battery inspector
  • Electrical light bulb inspector
  • Epoxy coating machine operator
  • Machine operator - electrical equipment manufacturing
  • Machine set-up operator - electrical appliance manufacturing
  • Production line battery repairer - electrical equipment manufacturing

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
    Machine operators in electrical apparatus manufacturing
    • Operate machinery to assemble, test or package dry cell batteries
    • Position lead acid storage batteries on assembly line and insert battery contents into casing
    • Operate machinery, such as pasting and stacking machines, to fabricate plates for lead acid storage batteries
    • Load machinery with glass tubes, bulbs and other parts used to produce incandescent, fluorescent and other types of light bulbs and tubes, and remove and pack finished product
    • Operate or feed machinery and equipment to produce electrical wiring devices such as fuses, plugs, caps, sockets, connectors and switches
    • Operate equipment to apply protective coatings to items such as freezer cabinets, small electric motors or transformer assemblies
    • Perform minor repairs to items rejected from production line
    • Set up and adjust production machinery and equipment for operation.
    Inspectors and testers in electrical apparatus manufacturing
    • Check in-process and completed production items for visual or mechanical defects or operate testing equipment to maintain quality of products
    • Identify and mark acceptable and defective assemblies and return faulty assemblies to production for repair
    • Collect, record and summarize inspection results.

Employment requirements

  • Some secondary school education is usually required.
  • On-the-job training is provided.
  • Inspectors may require experience as an assembler in the same company.

Additional information

  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
  • With experience, machine operators may progress to inspecting and testing positions.


  • Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing (9524)
  • Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing (9223)

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
9527.1 – Machine operators, electrical apparatus manufacturing 9527.2 – Inspectors and testers, electrical apparatus manufacturing
NOC 2016 Version 1.3
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