National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011


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

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

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • assembler, electrical appliances
    • circuit breaker assembler
    • clothes dryer assembler, electric
    • coffee maker assembler
    • dishwasher assembler
    • hair dryer assembler
    • inspector, electrical appliance assembly
    • inspector, electrical controls assembly
    • lawn mower assembler, electric
    • production assembler, electrical equipment
    • refrigerator assembler, electric

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Appliance servicers and repairers (7332)
    • Assemblers of electronic products, such as television, radios and computers (See 9523 Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers)
    • Assemblers of heavy-duty electrical motors, transformers and related equipment (See 9525 Assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, industrial electrical motors and transformers)
    • Electrical mechanics (7333)
    • Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing (9527)
    • Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing (9223)
  • Main duties

    Assemblers in this unit group perform 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, lawnmowers, 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 in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

    • 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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