Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers

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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.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Assembler - Automobile Assembly
  • Assembler-mechanic - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Assembly Inspector - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Assembly Quality Upgrader - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Auto Assembly Worker
  • Auto Parts Assembler
  • Automobile Accessories Installer
  • Automobile Accessories Installer And Repairer
  • Automobile Assembler
  • Automobile Assembly Worker
  • Automobile Engine Tester - Automobile Assembly
  • Automobile Final Inspector - Automobile Assembly
  • Automobile Hood Assembler - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Automobile Inspector - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Automobile Inspector And Tester - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Automobile Radio And Accessories Installer - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Automotive Assembler - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Automotive Electronic Accessories Installer And Repairer - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Automotive Engine Quality Control Inspector
  • Axle Assembler - Automobile Assembly
  • Battery Installer - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Body Assembler - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Body Department Technician - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Body Frame Inspector - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Body Production Operator - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Body-in-white Inspector - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Brake Assembler - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Car Assembler
  • Car Examiner - Automobile Assembly
  • Car Inspector - Automobile Assembly
  • Chassis Assembler - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Chassis Assembly Inspector - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Chassis Inspector - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Composite Technician - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Convertible Top Assembler - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Crankshaft Assembler - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Door Adjuster - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Door And Deck Lid Adjuster - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Door Assembler - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Door Fitter
  • Door Fitter - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Door Hanger - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Door Paneler - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Electrical Quality Assurance Inspector - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Electrical Test Technician - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Electrical Testing Technician - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Electrical Wirer - Automotive Assembly
  • Engine Block Tester - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Engine Dress Assembler - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Engine Inspector - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Engine Installer - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Engine Tester - Automobile Assembly
  • Finished Assembled Vehicle Inspector - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Finishing Department Technician - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Fitter And Adjuster - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Floor Inspector - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Frame Assembler - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • General Repairer And Adjuster - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Headlight Adjuster - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Hood Fitter - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • In-process Assembly Inspector - Automobile Assembly
  • Inspector, Cars - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Installer, Transmissions - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Instrument Cluster Assembler - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Instrument Panel Assembler - Automobile Assembly
  • Instrument Panel Electrical Tester - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Interior Finishing Assembler - Automobile Assembly
  • Interior Trim Assembler - Automobile Assembly
  • Leaf Spring Assembler - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Light Truck Assembler - Automobile Assembly
  • Line-up Adjuster - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Line-up Man/woman - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Machine Operator - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Mechanic, Road Tests - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Inspector - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Quality Assurance Inspector - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Test Technician - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Minivan Assembler - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Motor And Chassis Inspector - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Motor Installer - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Assembler
  • Motor Vehicle Assembler - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Mechanical Equipment Inspector - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • New Passenger Car Inspector
  • New Passenger Car Preparer - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Paint Department Technician - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Plastic And Painted Panels Inspector - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Production Operator - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Production Operator, Trim And Final - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Quality Control Inspector, Automotive Engines - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Radiator Inspector - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Radiator Installer - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Road And Roll Tester
  • Road Test Mechanic
  • Roll Tester - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Sealer Operator - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Seat Assembler - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Small Parts Assembler - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Soft Top Trimmer - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) Assembler
  • Spring Assembler - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Subassembler - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • SUV (sport Utility Vehicle) Assembler
  • Test Driver - Automobile Assembly
  • Transmission Installer
  • Transmission Tester - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Trim And Hardware Inspector - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Utility Operator - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Utility Repairer - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Van Assembler
  • Vinyl Roof Installer - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Water Leak Examiner - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Water Leak Inspector - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Wheel And Tire Installer - Automobile Assembly
  • Assembly Inspector - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Auto Assembly Worker
  • Body Assembler - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Car Assembler
  • Chassis Inspector - Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Door Fitter
  • Motor Vehicle Assembler
  • Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) Assembler
  • Test Driver - Automobile Assembly
  • Transmission Installer
  • Van Assembler

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree $39,849
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $40,213
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $46,991
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $36,223
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $30,686
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $42,983
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $39,303
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers.

Sex Median Income
Male $46,437
Female $50,525
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (6 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers.

$27,300.00
Lowest Observed
$27,300.00
Highest Observed
$27,300.00
25th Percentile
$27,300.00
Average
$27,300.00
Median
$27,300.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 1,430
25 to 34 years 1,320
35 to 44 years 1,820
45 to 54 years 2,525
55 to 64 years 1,320
65 to 74 years 95
75 years and over 15
Total 8,520
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 3,950
Part Time 4,505
Total 8,455
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 5,680
Female 2,775
Total 8,455
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 8,485
Self Employed 35
Total 8,520
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 8,245
Unemployed 280
Total 8,520
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 560
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 4,615
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 385
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 1,910
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 95
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 890
Total 8,455
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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