Electrical Apparatus Manufacturing Machine Operators and Inspectors

(NOC 9527)

in All Manufacturing and Utilities

Electrical apparatus manufacturing machine operators use machinery or equipment to make complete products or parts for use in the assembly of electrical appliances and equipment, and electrical apparatus like batteries, fuses and plugs. Inspectors inspect and test completed parts and production items. Workers in this group 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 moderate percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to contribute somewhat to employment opportunities over the coming years. Machine Operators and Inspectors, Electrical Apparatus Manufacturing most commonly work full-time hours.

The median employment income for 43% of Machine Operators and Inspectors, Electrical Apparatus Manufacturing who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $. 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

$27,105

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 apparatus manufacturing machine operators use machinery or equipment to make complete products or parts for use in the assembly of electrical appliances and equipment, and electrical apparatus like batteries, fuses and plugs. Inspectors inspect and test completed parts and production items. Workers in this group work for electrical appliance and electrical equipment manufacturing companies.

Job duties

Machine operators in electrical apparatus manufacturing:

  • Use machinery to assemble, test or package dry cell batteries.
  • Position lead acid storage batteries on assembly line and insert battery contents into casing.
  • Use machinery like pasting and stacking machines to make plates for lead acid storage batteries.
  • Load machinery with glass tubes, bulbs and other parts used to make incandescent, fluorescent and other types of light bulbs and tubes, and remove and pack finished product.
  • Use or feed machinery and equipment to make electrical wiring devices like fuses, plugs, caps, sockets, connectors and switches.
  • Use equipment to apply protective coatings to items like freezer cabinets, small electric motors or transformer assemblies.
  • Make minor repairs to items rejected from production line.
  • Set up and adjust production machinery and equipment for use.

Inspectors and testers in electrical apparatus manufacturing:

  • Check in-process and completed production items for visual or mechanical defects or use 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.

Sample job titles

  • assembly machine setter
  • dry cell charge machine operator
  • electrical dry battery inspector
  • electrical light bulb inspector
  • epoxy coating machine operator
  • machine set-up operator
  • production line battery repairer

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 required.
  • On-the-job training is provided.
  • Inspectors may need experience as an assembler in the same company.

Other considerations

Machine operators 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

70

employed in 2016

92.9%

employed full-time

0.0%

self employed

42.9%
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57.1%
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46.4

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?

75.0%

North Shore

12.5%

Southern

12.5%

Halifax

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

100.0%

Manufacturing

What is the age of Employment?

36.0%

35-44

36.0%

45-54

27.0%

55-64

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

71.4%

High school

$21,080 median annual income
14.3%

Trade Certification

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

Adult High School Diploma or Equivalent

High School Program

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

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

Various, NS

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

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