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 openings due to growth and retirements not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

  • Estimate 75 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 1460 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • 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. 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.

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

44.0%

North Shore

8.0%

Annapolis Valley

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%

Utilities

9.1%

Retail trade

What is the age of Employment?

44.0%

55-64

16.0%

45-54

12.0%

35-44

12.0%

15-24

8.0%

65+

8.0%

25-34

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 certificate or diploma

N/A
20.8%

Trades certificate

N/A
12.5%

Less than high school

N/A
8.3%

University certificate or diploma

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 certificate or diploma

$38,781 median annual income
12.2%

Trades certificate

$43,975 median annual income
4.5%

Bachelor's degree

$39,715 median annual income

Education & training

Adult high school/secondary diploma programs

This program is typically offered at the high school level.

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) administers, coordinates, and supports the development and delivery of adult education programs through learning partners in Nova Scotia. Our learning partners include the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations that offer tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED, empowering Nova Scotians to achieve their learning and employment goals.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

PO Box 220

Halifax, NS B3J 2M4

(866) 679-6722

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Electrical, electronic and communications engineering technology/technician

This program is typically offered at the trades/college level.

This instructional program class includes any program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of electrical, electronics and communication engineers. These programs 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 - Cumberland Campus

PO Box 550, 1 Main Street

Springhill, NS B0M 1X0

(902) 597-3737

Nova Scotia Community College - Kingstec Campus

236 Belcher Street

Kentville, NS B4N 0A6

(902) 678-7341

Nova Scotia Community College - Pictou Campus & School of Fisheries

PO Box 820, 39 Acadia Avenue

Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0

(902) 752-2002

Nova Scotia Community College - Marconi Campus

PO Box 1042, 1240 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1P 6J7

(902) 563-2450

Nova Scotia Community College - Ivany Campus

80 Mawiomi Place

Dartmouth, NS B2Y 0A5

(902) 491-1100

Industrial electronics technology/technician

This program is typically offered at the trades/college level.

This instructional program class includes any program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to assemble, install, operate, maintain, and repair electrical/electronic equipment used in industry and manufacturing. These programs include courses in installing, maintaining and testing various types of equipment.

Institutions providing this program

Apprenticeship Training

Department of Labour and Advanced Education 2021 Brunswick Street, PO Box 578

Halifax, NS B3J 2S9

(800) 494-5651

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