Boat assemblers put together wooden, fibreglass, and metal boats.
A. Furniture and fixture assemblers put parts together to form subassemblies and completed furniture/fixtures.
B. Wood products assemblers put together a variety of wood products, such as window sashes/doors.
C. Furniture finishers finish new wood or metal furniture to specified colour/finish.
D. Industrial painters and coaters use machines, brushes, and spray equipment to apply paint/other non-metallic coatings to various products.
E. Plating, metal spraying, and related operators run machines/equipment to apply metallized substances to metal/other objects.
F. Assembly inspectors examine subassemblies and finished products to ensure product quality.
1. Furniture and related product manufacturing - 26.0%
2. Plastics and rubber products manufacturing - 11.0%
3. Wood product manufacturing - 11.0%
4. Fabricated metal product manufacturing - 8.0%
5. Miscellaneous manufacturing - 6.0%
6. Retail trade - 4.0%
7. Motor vehicle parts manufacturing - 4.0%
1. In general, you usually need high school education.
2. You usually receive on-the-job training.
3. To be a furniture finisher, boat assembler or certain type of industrial painter, such as an aviation painter, you may need college courses or specialized training.
4. To be a plating and metal spraying operator, you may need experience in operating production machinery.
5. To be an assembler, finisher or inspector, you may need experience as a labourer, helper or assembler.
6. Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate, and almost 3 in 10 have a Community College diploma.
3. Machine Shop
4. Industrial Arts
The average hourly wages for Other Assembly and Related Occupations is $13.52/HR, which is below average for occupations in the processing, manufacturing and utilities sector and are below average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.