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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.
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- 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.
- 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
Outlook & Prospects for Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers in Muskoka-Kawarthas 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
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In the Muskoka-Kawarthas economic region, the outlook for motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers is expected to be average for the 2012-2013 period. This is a relatively large occupational group in the area with 3,000 workers in the labour force according to the 2006 census. Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers are over-represented in the region compared to other occupations due to the presence of many automotive parts manufacturers. Some opportunities are expected to arise as individuals retire. At the time of the 2006 census, 20% of motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers in the region were 55 years and older.
In Ontario, the outlook for motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers is expected to be average for the period 2012-2013. This is a relatively large occupational group in the province with over 76,000 motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers in the labour force at the time of the 2006 census. The majority of these workers are located in Southern Ontario at motor vehicle assembly plants and automotive parts manufacturers, most within close proximity to the United States border.
The automotive sector is one of the largest manufacturing industries in the province. This sector is predominantly driven by consumer demand for new vehicles and to a smaller extent, the demand for after-market automotive parts. While employment in the occupation had been largely in decline over the last decade, some recovery in employment levels has occurred over the last few years. Automotive sales have been improving, spurring production at assembly plants and parts manufacturers. Economic conditions in the United States are closely tied to the overall growth in this industry, as a significant portion of motor vehicles and automotive parts are destined for that market. A high Canadian dollar and competition from cost competitive countries may limit growth for this occupational group.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Longtime Cobourg manufacturer Signode [Strapex] will close in June, affecting 25 workers. Parent company Illinois Tool Works is consolidating operations in the U.S.
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
Week of Feb 25 – Mar 01, 2013
Week of Feb 18 – Feb 22, 2013
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