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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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Outlook & Prospects for Mechanical Assemblers and Inspectors in Centre-du-Québec Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Centre-du-Québec Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2012-12-03|
For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Centre-du-Québec region are expected to be good for this occupation.
There are more than 600 jobs in this occupation in the Centre-du-Québec region, mainly located in machinery and transportation equipment manufacturing, and to a lesser extent in fabricated metal product manufacturing, transportation and warehousing, and wholesale trade. Ground passenger transportation equipment, specialty vehicles and recreational vehicles have been identified as areas of excellence in the region, which could have a positive impact on employment in these industries.
There are few jobs in this occupation in the region. Job opportunities will result primarily from the need to replace retirees. The unemployment rate will remain very low between now and 2014.
Young people under age 25 hold a very low percentage of jobs in these positions in the Centre-du-Québec region (8%), compared with all jobs in the region (16%). There are also many workers over age 45: they make up half (50%) of the workforce, compared with 39% in Quebec as a whole.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- More than $45M will be invested to set up a new aluminum alloy rod manufacturing plant in Victoriaville. Approximately fifty workers will be hired for its scheduled 2015 opening. (available in French only)
- Colo-D, a high-tech business specializing in neutral colocation, is investing $35M in the former Disque Am¿ric building in Drummondville. Twenty-five workers, predominantly computer technicians, are expected to be hired. (available in French only)
- The Monseigneur Grenier primary school in Victoriaville was renovated and expanded with a $1.3M investment (available in French only)
- RER Hydro will be installing a new river-generated turbine plant in B¿cancour, creating 15 jobs in the short term (available in French only)
- Manufacturer Matelas Ren¿ in Nicolet has invested more than $900,000 into a project that targets mattress springs (available in French only)
- Milkomax, solutions laiti¿res in Sainte-Monique has invested a little more than $1M to acquire a new mobile robot for cow milking (available in French only)
- Rovibec Agrisolutions in Sainte-Monique, an equipment manufacturer intended for the feeding of cow herds, has invested $1.3M into the development of a greater prototype, an advanced technology worldwide (available in French only)
- Sawmill Amex Bois Franc of Plessisville invests nearly $2.8M to acquire new equipment and kilns, in addition to building two new warehouses (available in French only)
- BMG Environnement in Plessisville, a manufacturer of recyclable materials processing equipment, invests $900,000 to implement a new concept separator in many sorting centres in Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil (available in French only)
- Min¿raux rares Quest will implement a hydrometallurgy plant in B¿cancour. An investment of $1.3B will allow the company to hire 500 people during the plant's construction in 2016, in addition to creating 300 jobs during its opening in 2017. (available in French only)
- The City of Victoriaville is investing $1.49M to build a wastewater pre-treatment plant that will serve businesses located in the industrial park (available in French only)
- The Cégep de Drummondville will be investing $2.4M to build a second gymnasium. This new installation will meet the needs of the institution¿s growing clientele and the future participants of the Jeux du Québec in winter 2015. (available in French only)
- École Marie-Rivier high school in Drummondville will be investing $5.2M to expand its double gymnasium. Thanks to this addition, the institution will become the first in Québec to have a triple gymnasium. (available in French only)
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