Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers (NOC 9522)

Job titles

  • accessories installer, automobiles - motor vehicle manufacturing
  • adjuster, doors and deck lids - motor vehicle manufacturing
  • assembler - automobile assembly
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Nature of work

Motor vehicle assemblers assemble and install prefabricated motor vehicle parts and components to form subassemblies and finished motor vehicles. Motor vehicle inspectors and testers inspect and test parts, subassemblies, accessories and finished products to ensure proper performance and conformity to quality standards. They are employed in plants which manufacture automobiles, vans and light trucks.

Fields of interest

  • Making or building things, constructing, doing repairs, and performing installations
  • Working with your hands

Main duties

  • Motor vehicle assemblers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Read electrical schematics, blueprints and other technical diagrams
  • - Bolt, screw, clip, weld, solder or otherwise fasten motor vehicle parts and components together using hand and power tools and equipment
  • - Operate and tend automated assembling equipment such as robotic and fixed automation equipment
  • - Connect cables, tubes and wires to complete assemblies and installations
  • - Position and install parts, subassemblies and accessories such as engines, transmissions, door panels or instrument panels using hand and power tools and other aids like overhead hoists
  • - Fit and adjust parts such as doors, hoods and trunk lids.
  • Motor vehicle inspectors and testers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Check motor vehicle exterior priming and colour coats, sealers and glazers, and mark, record and report defects to be repaired
  • - Test motor vehicle electrical assemblies, equipment and wiring for proper performance using testing devices such as meters, analyzers and timing lights
  • - Inspect auto parts and fully assembled motor vehicles for defects and to ensure that previously noted defects have been corrected
  • - Drive and test motor vehicles on roll testing device to ensure that transmission, axle, engine and brakes function properly.

Main characteristics of the occupation

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • * Skills required for occupations in this unit group are normally acquired through on-the-job training.

Skill type

  • Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

Skill level

  • Intermediate

More information

  • * Mobility is possible to jobs in the same production department.
  • * Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.