Job description Lead Hand, Mechanical Assemblers near Ottawa (ON)

Find out what work is like for a lead hand, mechanical assemblers in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Mechanical assemblers and inspectors (NOC 9526).

Mechanical assemblers and inspectors


Mechanical assemblers 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

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.

Job titles

  • automotive engine assembler
  • garden machinery assembler
  • gearbox assembler
  • hydraulic hoist assembler
  • sewing machine assembler
  • truck assembler
  • tractor assembler
  • transmission assembler
  • truck assembly inspector
  • truck trailer assembler
  • vending machine assembler
  • gearcase assembler
  • mechanical assembler
  • snowmobile assembler

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