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Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers

What they do?

Motor vehicle assemblers perform some or all of the following duties:

A. Test motor vehicle electrical assemblies, equipment and wiring for proper performance using testing devices such as meters, analyzers and timing lights

B. Inspect auto parts and fully assembled motor vehicles for defects and to ensure that previously noted defects have been corrected

C. Drive and test motor vehicles on roll testing device to ensure that transmission, axle, engine and brakes function properly

D. Read electrical schematics, blueprints and other technical diagrams

E. Bolt, screw, clip, weld, solder or otherwise fasten motor vehicle parts and components together using hand and power tools and equipment

F. Operate and tend automated assembling equipment such as robotic and fixed automation equipment

G. Connect cables, tubes and wires to complete assemblies and installations

Where they find work?

1. Motor vehicle manufacturing - 44.0%
2. Motor vehicle parts manufacturing - 37.0%
3. Motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing - 3.0%
4. Fabricated metal product manufacturing - 2.0%
5. Plastics and rubber products manufacturing - 2.0%
6. Wholesale trade - 2.0%
7. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 2.0%

What education do I need?

1. To work in this field, you usually need a high school diploma.

2. You normally gain the skills needed for your occupation through on-the-job training.

3. You may have job mobility within the same production department.

4. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor.

5. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.

High School Subject that will help:

1. Math
2. English
3. Mechanics
4. Science (Robotics / Automated Technology)

What can you expect to make:

The average hourly wages for Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers is $23.98/HR, which is above average for occupations in the processing, manufacturing and utilities sector and are above average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.

Average Wage

Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers wages

Expected Wage by Age

Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers Wage By Age

Unemployment:

5% of Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers are unemployed. This rate is close to the average for intermediate occupations.

Unemployment

Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers is considered Below Average because:

1. Employment grew at an average rate.

2. Hourly wages ($23.98) are close to the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is close to the average.

3. The unemployment rate (5%) is close to the 2004 average (7%).

Future Job Prospects:

Your job outlook will continue to be Below Average because:

1. The employment growth rate will likely be above average.

2. Although the retirement rate will likely be average, the number of retiring workers should contribute to job openings.

3. The number of job seekers will likely match the number of job openings.

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations (per 10,000 people) of Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers are found in New Brunswick, Ontario and Manitoba while the lowest concentrations are in Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.

Unionization Rate:

The unionization rate (72%) is above the average (32%) for all occupations.

Useful Experience:

1. Assembly drawings

2. Detail/precision work

3. Taking direction

Part Time Workers

Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers Part Time Workers

Part time workers:


3% of Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 42,100 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, a decrease of 30% since 1997.

Age Demographics

Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers Age Demographics

Age Demographics:


The retirement rate to 2009 will likely be average influenced by a similar-to-average age of workers (40).

Self Employed

Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers Self Employed

Self Employed:


Roughly 0% of Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers are self-employed. This is considered Below average for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers Men vs Women

Men vs Women:


25% of the individuals employed as Motor Vehicle Assemblers, Inspectors and Testers are women. Compared to other industries, this is Average.