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Machine operators in this unit group operate machinery or equipment to fabricate complete products or parts for use in the assembly of electrical appliances and equipment, and electrical apparatus, such as batteries, fuses and plugs. Inspectors in this unit group inspect and test completed parts and production items. Workers in this unit group are employed by electrical appliance and electrical equipment manufacturing companies.
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- Operate machinery to assemble, test or package dry cell batteries
- Position lead acid storage batteries on assembly line and insert battery contents into casing
- Operate machinery, such as pasting and stacking machines, to fabricate plates for lead acid storage batteries
- Load machinery with glass tubes, bulbs and other parts used to produce incandescent, fluorescent and other types of light bulbs and tubes, and remove and pack finished product
- Operate or feed machinery and equipment to produce electrical wiring devices such as fuses, plugs, caps, sockets, connectors and switches
- Operate equipment to apply protective coatings to items such as freezer cabinets, small electric motors or transformer assemblies
- Perform minor repairs to items rejected from production line
- Set up and adjust production machinery and equipment for operation.
- Check in-process and completed production items for visual or mechanical defects or operate testing equipment to maintain quality of products
- Identify and mark acceptable and defective assemblies and return faulty assemblies to production for repair
- Collect, record and summarize inspection results.
Outlook & Prospects for Machine Operators and Inspectors, Electrical Apparatus Manufacturing in Montréal 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|
|Montréal Region||<Not assigned>||2012-12-12|
Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in the Montreal region with few and infrequent job opportunities.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- A residential tower estimated at $60M will be erected in Griffintown. Devimco Immobilier will build 257 dwelling units by the beginning of 2015. (available in French only)
- French animation studio Digital District has announced the opening of its head office as well as that of a 3D production studio in Montreal, leading to the creation of 150 jobs (available in French only)
- A $110.5M investment to build and expand elementary and secondary schools in Montréal in the next couple of years has been announced by the provincial government (available in French only)
- Groupe TVA, a broadcasting and television company, has announced the termination of 90 positions in Montréal following a rationalization scheme that aims to reduce its expenses (available in French only)
- Real estate promoters Groupe HYDE and Développement SCD have announced the TOM condominium tower project in downtown Montréal. This 40-floor project plans construction of 287 apartments, as well as a business centre. (available in French only)
- Coffee roaster Van Houtte has announced a $50M investment to modernize its plant located in Montréal. This project will lead to the creation of more than 100 jobs. (available in French only)
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- Canada Post modernizes its facilities at its mail processing establishment located in the Saint-Laurent borough to increase its productivity. At a cost of $200M, work will be completed in December 2013. (available in French only)
- Produits alimentaires Viau, a firm specializing in food processing, announced an expansion project in Montréal estimated at $61M. This project will allow the creation of 105 jobs in the next 5 years and the retainment of 285 others. (available in French only)
- The provincial government has announced a $90M investment to create 1,150 affordable community housing apartments in Montréal in the next year (available in French only)
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Two churches in Montréal will be converted into 156 units of public housing and a new location for the Maison de l'économie sociale. Projects are estimated at over $48M. (available in French only)
- The Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont in Montréal has announced the redevelopment of its dialysis clinic, a project worth an estimated $40M (available in French only)
- Le Cube, a community organization located in Montréal that creates children's theatre, will move into a redeveloped church at a cost of $12.3M (available in French only)
- The provincial government has announced an investment of $63.1M to rebuild and expand the Wilder building in Montréal's theatre district. Several cultural organizations related to dance creation will be located there. (available in French only)
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- École de Technologie Supérieure and McGill University announced the official launch of Quartier de l'innovation in Montréal. Investments of $6B over ten years are expected (available in French only)
- IKEA Montréal has invested over $80M to increase the floor area of its store between now and the end of June. The store will be the largest IKEA in North America. (available in French only)
- The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is going through a second wave of cuts since the spring. More than sixty positions will be eliminated following an optimization project intended to reduce expenses. (available in French only)
- Work on the new Shriners Hospital for Children in Montréal is progressing well. Nearly $130M in private funds have been invested in order for the establishment to open in Fall 2015. (available in French only)
- The women's undergarment retailer La Senza will close its Dorval distribution centre in September 2013. Approximately 70 positions will be eliminated when the company delocalizes its operations to the central United States. (available in French only)
- Galderna, a company that manufactures dermatological products and is located in Baie-d'Urfé, has invested $53M to modernize its factory to increase its production capacity. The company plans to hire staff following this investment. (available in French only)
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