9527- Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing

Job Description: 

Machine operators in this unit group 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 in this unit group inspect and test completed parts and production items. Workers in this unit group are employed by electrical appliance and electrical equipment manufacturing companies.

Main Duties: 

Machine operators in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

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 this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

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 Inormation: 

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

Classified Elsewhere: 

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

Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X