National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 Version 1.3


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9537 - Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors

Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors assemble, finish and inspect components or products of various materials, such as jewellery, silverware, buttons, pencils, non-prescription lenses, brushes, clocks and watches, musical instruments, sporting goods, toys and other miscellaneous products. They are employed by a wide variety of manufacturing companies.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • antenna assembler
    • bicycle assembler
    • brush making machine operator
    • button machine operator
    • camera assembly inspector
    • crayon making machine tender
    • eyeglass frame assembler
    • golf club assembler
    • jewellery annealer
    • jewellery inspector
    • lampshade assembler
    • piano assembly inspector
    • prism maker operator
    • skate press operator
    • sports ball moulder
    • stuffing machine tender
    • tennis ball maker operator
    • toy inspector
    • Venetian blind assembler
    • watch assembler

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly (See 9227 Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly)
  • Main duties

    This group performs some or all of the following duties:

    Assemblers and finishers

    • Operate machines or use hand tools to cut, shape and fit materials to form parts and to fabricate components or products
    • Load supplies into hoppers of dispensing units or manually align, feed or otherwise place materials into machines
    • Screw, clip, glue, bond, weld or otherwise assemble parts and components to form final products
    • Sand, trim, grind or clean products into final form using hand tools
    • Clean work stations and remove scraps, dust, shavings or other by-products from machinery and surrounding areas
    • May make routine changes of dies, nozzles or other machinery attachments as required.


    • Check manufactured items for defects and for conformance to specifications, visually or using sample models and instruments
    • Affix seals or tags to approved items and return defective products for repair or recycle
    • Complete reports on product inspection.
  • Employment requirements

    • Some secondary school education is usually required.
    • Experience as a manufacturing labourer in the same company may be required.
    • On-the-job training is provided.
  • 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.
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