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9524 – Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing

Assemblers in electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing assemble prefabricated parts to produce household, commercial and industrial appliances and equipment. Inspectors inspect and test assembled products. This unit group also includes workers who set up and prepare assembly lines for operation. They are employed by electrical appliance and electrical equipment manufacturing companies.


Example titles

  • Circuit breaker assembler
  • Coffee maker assembler
  • Dishwasher assembler
  • Electric clothes dryer assembler
  • Electric lawn mower assembler
  • Electric refrigerator assembler
  • Electrical appliance assembler
  • Electrical appliance assembly inspector
  • Electrical control assembly inspector
  • Electrical equipment production assembler
  • Hair dryer assembler

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Assemble prefabricated parts on an assembly line, or at work benches using screw guns and other hand and power tools
  • Assemble small and large household electrical appliances such as coffeemakers, toasters, vacuum cleaners, lawn mowers, refrigerators and dishwashers
  • Assemble small transformers, small electrical motors and transmissions used in appliances or other electrical products
  • Assemble circuit breakers, switches or other electrical control equipment and position and fasten components such as springs, toggles or other parts into assembly casings
  • Wind coils and armatures for small electric motors and transformers
  • Perform minor repairs to products rejected from production assembly line
  • Set up assembly line with materials and supplies required for production, and set up and adjust production tools.
Inspectors and testers
  • Check products at different stages of production for visual defects and faulty electrical and mechanical connections, or operate automatic or other testing equipment to ensure product quality
  • 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.
  • Some types of inspectors may require completion of a college program in electronics.

Additional information

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


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