Motor vehicle assemblers and inspectors

Motor vehicle assemblers and inspectors

NOC
9522

- Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers

Assemble and install prefabricated motor vehicle parts and components to form subassemblies and finished motor vehicles, or inspect and test finished products to ensure quality and performance.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

6
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$27,365
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

71
 

% Working Full Time

100%
 

% Working Full Year

73%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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.

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 such as 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 to ensure that the defects have been corrected
  • Drive and test motor vehicles on roll testing device to ensure that transmission, axle, engine and brakes function properly.

Also Known As

  • assembly inspector - motor vehicle manufacturing
  • auto assembly worker
  • body assembler - motor vehicle manufacturing
  • car assembler
  • chassis inspector - motor vehicle manufacturing
  • door fitter
  • motor vehicle assembler
  • sport utility vehicle (SUV) assembler
  • test driver - automobile assembly
  • transmission installer
  • van assembler
Requirements

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.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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13.3%
Female
86.7%
Male
Employment by age

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29.4%
15-24
11.8%
25-34
17.6%
35-44
29.4%
45-54
11.8%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

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14.3%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
50.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
35.7%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

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56.3%
Manufacturing
18.8%
Retail trade
0.0%
Professional, scientific and technical services
12.5%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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23.50%
Northeast
35.30%
Southeast
11.80%
Southwest
17.60%
Central
11.80%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

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Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$27,365

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$28,675

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$27,365

Newfoundland

$37,511

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$32,641

Canada

$44,220
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

6
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

9
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

19
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-7
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

27