Electrical Appliance, Apparatus and Equipment Manufacturing Assemblers and Inspectors

(NOC 9524)

in All Manufacturing and Utilities

Electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing assemblers assemble prefabricated parts to make household, commercial and industrial appliances and equipment. Inspectors inspect and test assembled products. This group also includes workers who set up and prepare assembly lines for operation. They work for electrical appliance and electrical equipment manufacturing companies.

Job Outlook

Undetermined

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  • Estimate change in employment not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate 0 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

  • Estimate 435 employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 1945 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. The number employed in this occupation is expected to remain largely the same over the next few years. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Assemblers and Inspectors in Electrical Appliance, Apparatus, and Equipment Manufacturing most commonly work full-time hours. Also, a average portion of the workforce is self-employed, so having the option to "work for yourself" may appeal to some individuals’ interests/motivations.

The median employment income for 54% of Assemblers and Inspectors in Electrical Appliance, Apparatus, and Equipment Manufacturing who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $24,362. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

N/A

Minimum

N/A

Median

N/A

Maximum

Annual Pay

N/A

Minimum

$23,646

Median

N/A

Maximum

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

Hourly Pay

$13.00

Minimum

$23.91

Median

$35.04

Maximum

Annual Pay

$6,056

Minimum

$30,111

Median

$70,518

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing assemblers assemble prefabricated parts to make household, commercial and industrial appliances and equipment. Inspectors inspect and test assembled products. This group also includes workers who set up and prepare assembly lines for operation. They work for electrical appliance and electrical equipment manufacturing companies.

Job duties

Assemblers:

  • 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 like 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 like springs, toggles or other parts into assembly casings.
  • Wind coils and armatures for small electric motors and transformers.
  • Repair products rejected from production assembly line.
  • Set up assembly line with materials and supplies necessary 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 use testing equipment to make sure product meets quality standards.
  • Identify and mark acceptable and defective assemblies and return faulty assemblies to production for repair.
  • Collect, record and summarize inspection results.

Sample job titles

  • circuit breaker assembler
  • coffee maker assembler
  • dishwasher assembler
  • electric clothes dryer assembler
  • electric lawn mower assembler
  • electric refrigerator assembler
  • electrical appliance assembly inspector
  • electrical equipment prodution assembler
  • hair dryer assembler

Skills

  • This work requires excellent spatial perception, form perception, and eye-to-finger coordination. You must be accurate and able to pay close attention to detail. A keen interest in working with machines and routine processes is necessary. You should also be physically fit and have good eyesight and hearing.

Job requirements

  • Some high school is usually required.
  • On-the-job training is provided.
  • Inspectors may need experience as an assembler in the same company. Some types of inspectors may need a college program in electronics.

Other considerations

  • Assemblers may move to inspecting and testing positions with experience. Movement to supervisor positions is possible with experience. Self-employment in these jobs is rare, and work is not typically seasonal.

By the numbers

Quick look

120

employed in 2016

91.7%

employed full-time

8.3%

self employed

50.0%
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50%
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49.5

median age

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

15,275

employed in 2016

83.2%

employed full-time

3.2%

self employed

27.6%
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72.4%
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44.7

median age

Where will I likely work?

48.0%

Halifax

$28,502 median annual income
44.0%

North Shore

$23,065 median annual income
8.0%

Annapolis Valley

N/A

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

68.2%

Manufacturing

13.6%

Professional, scientific and technical services

9.1%

Retail trade

9.1%

Utilities

What is the age of Employment?

44.0%

55-64

16.0%

45-54

12.0%

35-44

12.0%

15-24

8.0%

25-34

8.0%

65+

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

24.5%

45-54

20.8%

55-64

19.3%

35-44

16.5%

25-34

15.0%

15-24

Top levels of education

29.2%

High school

$23,264 median annual income
29.2%

College Diploma

N/A
20.8%

Trade Certification

N/A
12.5%

Less than high school

N/A
8.3%

Bachelor

N/A

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

38.1%

High school

$28,505 median annual income
23.3%

Less than high school

$19,224 median annual income
19.9%

College Diploma

$38,781 median annual income
12.2%

Trade Certification

$43,975 median annual income
4.5%

Bachelor

$39,715 median annual income

Education & training

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician

College or Trades Program

These programs prepare students to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of electrical, electronics and communication engineers. They include courses in electrical circuitry, prototype development and testing; systems analysis and testing, systems maintenance, instrument calibration, and report preparation.

Institutions providing this program

Nova Scotia Community College

Various, NS

High School Diploma or Equivalent

High School Program

Adults without a high school diploma can contact the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) for tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL oversees adult education programs in Nova Scotia. NSSAL partners with the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations to deliver programs. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College

Various, NS

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Industrial Electronics Technician

College or Trades Program

These programs prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills to assemble, install, operate, maintain, and repair electrical/electronic equipment used in industry and manufacturing. They include courses in installing, maintaining and testing various types of equipment.

There are no schools in Nova Scotia offering this program.

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