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Mechanical assemblers and inspectors

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9526

Assemblers in this unit group assemble a wide variety of mechanical products such as trucks, buses, snowmobiles, garden tractors, automotive engines, transmissions, outboard motors, gearboxes, hydraulic pumps and sewing machines. Inspectors in this unit group check and inspect subassemblies and finished products to ensure proper quality and product specifications. They are employed by machinery and transportation equipment manufacturers and by other manufacturing companies.

Job Duties for Mechanical assemblers and inspectors

Mechanical assemblers
  • Assemble, fit and install prefabricated parts to form subassemblies or finish products using hand and power tools
  • Position, align and adjust parts for proper fit and assembly and connect cables, tubes and wires
  • Fasten parts together using bolting and riveting equipment or other fastening and joining techniques
  • Operate or tend automated assembling equipment, such as robotics and fixed automation equipment
  • Operate small cranes to transport or position larger parts as required.
Mechanical inspectors
  • Check subassemblies and inspect finished products for proper quality
  • Check mechanical assemblies and subassemblies for alignment and proper functioning
  • Test and check electrical assemblies and wiring for proper connections
  • Perform minor adjustments and repairs.

Working Conditions for Mechanical assemblers and inspectors

Work is performed in a variety of indoor environments. The use of heavy equipment and the noise associated with this make safety measures necessary to prevent injury.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Agricultural Equipment Assembler
  • Agricultural Equipment Assembly Inspector
  • Agricultural Equipment Bench Assembler
  • Agricultural Equipment Inspector
  • Agricultural Implement Gearcase Assembler
  • Agricultural Implements Inspector
  • Air-cooled Engine Assembler
  • All-terrain Vehicles Inspector
  • Automobile Gear Assembler
  • Automotive Engine Accessories Assembler
  • Automotive Engine Assembler
  • Automotive Engine Quality-control Assembly Inspector
  • Automotive Production Fitter
  • Automotive Radiator Assembler
  • Bench Assembler, Agricultural Implements
  • Bench Fitter - Buses And Trucks
  • Bus And Truck Floor Framer
  • Bus And Truck Frame Builder
  • Bus Assembler
  • Bus Parts Inspector
  • Carburetor Assembler
  • Carburetor Assembly Inspector
  • Clutch Assembler
  • Clutch Inspector
  • Clutch Preassembler
  • Clutch Rebuilder
  • Coach Assembler - Bus Assembly
  • Cylinder Head Assembler
  • Diesel Engine Assembler
  • Diesel Engine Erector
  • Diesel Engine Tester
  • Differential Assembler
  • Electric Furnace Assembler
  • Engine Accessories Inspector
  • Engine Dynamometer Tester
  • Exterior Trailer Finisher
  • Farm Equipment Assembly Inspector
  • Farm Implement Assembler
  • Farm Machinery Dismantler
  • Firearms Fitter
  • Food-packaging Equipment Assembly Inspector
  • Fuel Pump Assembler
  • Garden Machinery Assembler
  • Gas Furnace Assembler
  • Gasoline Engine Assembler
  • Gasoline Pump Calibrator
  • Gasoline Pump Tester
  • Gear Train Assembler
  • Gearbox Assembler
  • Gearcase Assembler
  • Gearcase Tester
  • Go-kart Assembler
  • Group Leader, Mechanical Assemblers
  • Gun Assembler
  • Gun Subassembler
  • Hydraulic Hoist Assembler
  • Hydraulic Pump Assembler
  • Inspector, Agricultural Implements Assembly
  • Inspector, Farm Implements Assembly
  • Inspector, Motor Vehicle Clutch Assembly
  • Interior Trailer Finisher
  • Internal Combustion Engine Assembler
  • Lead Hand, Mechanical Assemblers
  • Light Agricultural Equipment Assembler
  • Light Agricultural Machinery Assembler
  • Light Construction Equipment Assembler
  • Light Farm Equipment Assembler
  • Light Industrial Truck Assembler
  • Light Material-handling Equipment Assembler
  • Machine Try-out Tester
  • Marine Engine Quality-control Assembly Inspector
  • Mechanical Assembler
  • Mechanical Pump Assembler
  • Outboard Motor Assembler - Mechanical Assembly
  • Outboard Motor Inspector And Tester
  • Outboard Motor Prototype Tester
  • Power Lawn Mower Assembler
  • Power Snowblower Assembler
  • Radiator Maker
  • Railway Car Assembler
  • Railway Car Liner
  • Railway Car Trimmer
  • Recreation Vehicle Assembler
  • Rotary Tiller Assembler
  • Sewing Machine Assembler
  • Sewing Machine Assembly Tester
  • Small Marine Engine Assembler
  • Snowmobile Assembler
  • Snowmobile Final Inspector
  • Snowmobile Inspector
  • Snowmobile Test Rider
  • Steel Plate Caulker - Shipbuilding
  • Steering Box Assembler
  • Tooling And Metalworking Machine Try-out Tester
  • Tractor Assembler
  • Trailer Assembler
  • Trailer Frame Assembler
  • Transmission Assembler
  • Transmission Assembly Inspector
  • Transmission Assembly Tester
  • Truck Assembler
  • Truck Assembly Inspector
  • Truck Body Builder
  • Truck Trailer Assembler
  • Truck Trailer Builder
  • Truck Trailer Final Inspector
  • Turbine Assembly Inspector And Tester
  • Vending Machine Assembler
  • Vending Machine Tester
  • Water Pump Assembler
  • Wheelchair Lift Assembler
  • Automotive Engine Assembler
  • Garden Machinery Assembler
  • Gearbox Assembler
  • Gearcase Assembler
  • Hydraulic Hoist Assembler
  • Mechanical Assembler
  • Sewing Machine Assembler
  • Snowmobile Assembler
  • Tractor Assembler
  • Transmission Assembler
  • Truck Assembler
  • Truck Assembly Inspector
  • Truck Trailer Assembler
  • Vending Machine Assembler