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NOC Code: NOC Code: 9525 Occupation: Assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, industrial electrical motors and transformers
Occupation Description: Occupation Description:
This unit group includes workers who assemble, fabricate, fit, wire and inspect heavy-duty industrial electrical equipment. They are employed by manufacturers of industrial electric motors, transformers, control equipment, railway locomotives, transit vehicles and other heavy electrical equipment. This unit group includes workers who assemble, fabricate, fit, wire and inspect heavy-duty industrial electrical equipment. They are employed by manufacturers of industrial electric motors, transformers, control equipment, railway locomotives, transit vehicles and other heavy electrical equipment.

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Essential Skills Essential Skills Levels
Reading Reading 1 2 3
Writing Writing 1 2 3
Document Use Document Use 1 2 3
Digital Technology Digital Technology 1 2
Oral Communication Oral Communication 1 2 3
Money Math Money Math 1 2
Scheduling or Budgeting and Accounting Scheduling or Budgeting and Accounting 1
Measurement and Calculation Measurement and Calculation 1 2 3 4 5
Data Analysis Data Analysis 1
Numerical Estimation Numerical Estimation 1 2
Job Task Planning and Organizing Job Task Planning and Organizing 1 2 3
Decision Making Decision Making 1 2 3
Problem Solving Problem Solving 1 2 3
Finding Information Finding Information 1 2


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Reading
  • Read safety pamphlets to apply safe working practices on the job. (1)
  • Read instructions for the sequence of operation of components on products. These instructions are referenced when assembling the product. (2)
  • Read memos from engineers or supervisors to obtain information about upgrades or changes to electrical codes. (2)
  • Read reports of several paragraphs in length prepared by technicians to identify problems with a motor. (2)
  • Read manufacturers' instruction sheets to obtain information on how to install components. (2)
  • Read Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) (3)
  • Read selected pages in books on electric motors to find information needed to solve technical problems. (3)
  • Read equipment, procedures and quality assurance manuals to find information related to assembling, fabricating, fitting, wiring and inspecting heavy-duty industrial electrical equipment. (3)
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Writing
  • Complete forms, such as timesheet and inspection sheets, to record information. (1)
  • Use log books to record and refer back to pertinent notes and data on each job, such as a transformer's temperature, vacuum and amperage readings at hourly intervals. (1)
  • Prepare sketches and notes when dismantling equipment to facilitate reassembly. (1)
  • Write specifications for custom-built transformers to provide the client with information on the electrical characteristics and winding instructions. (2)
  • Write test reports on equipment that has been tested offsite. (3)
  • Write descriptions of tests and checks to be performed for documentation in quality assurance manuals. (3)
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Document Use
  • Read numbers and names on motor plates to obtain data on horsepower and speed. (1)
  • Refer to tables in pocket handbooks and manuals to obtain information on electrical connections, current capacity and wire sizes. (2)
  • Read Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) labels to follow safety procedures. (2)
  • Read work orders to identify the scope of the work to be performed and complete sections of work orders to record the corresponding time expended and parts used for billing purposes. (2)
  • Interpret engineering drawings, electrical schematics and blueprints to perform such tasks as assembling and fitting electrical motors, wiring electrical connections for switchboards and checking electric motors for adherence to quality control standards. (3)
  • Use a variety of tables and conversion charts to determine characteristics of transformers being built. Tables give information such as wire size, current capacity and dialectic voltages. (3)
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Digital Technology
  • Use computer-assisted design, manufacture or machining. For example, operate computer-controlled equipment to wind coil, bend steel laminates and assemble generators. (1)
  • Use a database. For example, search for parts data, enter quality control data and print out labels to affix to equipment. (2)
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Oral Communication
  • Interact with suppliers to obtain information about their products. (1)
  • Communicate with co-workers to co-ordinate work activities, such as moving a large piece of equipment by crane and arranging access to shared equipment. (1)
  • Interact with insurance agents investigating clients' claims to provide information on what caused equipment failure. (2)
  • Communicate with co-workers and supervisors across the organization during continuous improvement meetings to share information on problems and solutions which impact quality. (2)
  • Interact with customers to discuss special modifications that they have requested or to explain the nature of a repair job. (2)
  • Communicate with co-workers to check final assembly of electric motors, transformers or control equipment for adherence to quality control standards. (2)
  • Communicate critical safety information to co-workers regarding electricity and voltage. Failure to communicate efficiently may result in electrocution. (3)
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Money Math
  • Calculate charges for labour, parts and taxes to prepare invoices or provide customers with price quotations. (2)
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Scheduling or Budgeting and Accounting
  • Prepare schedules for quality control inspections, considering such factors as standard test times. (1)
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Measurement and Calculation
  • Weigh motors to determine the best mode of shipping. (1)
  • Convert drawing measurements from metric to imperial measurements to build electrical parts. (2)
  • Take precise measurements using specialized measurement equipment, such as micrometers and ohmmeters, to assemble and fit prefabricated parts to close tolerances, or perform final tests such as turns ratio, polarity and phase displacement. (3)
  • Use formulae to make indirect measurements, such as calculating the number of poles on a motor, when one variable is unknown. (4)
  • Use trigonometry calculations to determine if a motor's winding is in balance or out of specifications. (5)
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Data Analysis
  • Perform tests on equipment, such as electrical motors, and compare the data obtained to the limits of their specifications to verify that the equipment is functioning normally. (1)
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Numerical Estimation
  • Estimate the cost of assembling motors before the motor head is removed to give a client a general idea of the price. (2)
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Job Task Planning and Organizing
  • Assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, industrial electrical motors and transformers have some variety in their work activities as they work with different types and models of industrial electrical equipment. Their work priorities and deadlines are set by leadhands and supervisors who give them assignments at the beginning of each shift. Within this framework, they have considerable scope to plan and organize their job tasks and the choices made in this regard greatly impact efficiency. They co-ordinate their work plans with co-workers to schedule access to shared tools and equipment. Inspectors co-ordinate their work plans with assemblers and electrical fitters and wirers to monitor production and perform quality control inspections. The day's work plan is often disrupted by mechanical and quality problems which must be resolved immediately. (3)
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Decision Making
  • Decide how to label wires in a panel so that others may easily interpret the system, based on its logic. (1)
  • Decide which of several available methods will be used to repair motors considering such factors as the customers' budget and return deadline, availability of parts and tools and quality control standards. (2)
  • Decide whether to hold, ship or reject completed electric motors, transformers or control equipment based on whether they are in conformance with quality control standards. (3)
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Problem Solving
  • The wrong part is listed on the schematic drawing. Determine whether you have sufficient background knowledge and experience to identify the correct part and proceed with the work, consulting co-workers or an engineer if additional expertise is required. (1)
  • There are production problems resulting from recurring shortages of lug bolts and related difficulties in finding comparable replacement bolts. It may be necessary to prepare and post an information board, showing samples of all lugs and the corresponding replacement part numbers, to provide assemblers and engineers with easy access to information. (2)
  • There is some difficulty in determining the root cause of motor failures. Find as much information as possible about the motor, by conferring with co-workers and looking up information in manuals and books, before performing various tests in a systematic fashion to diagnose the technical problem. (2)
  • It is evident that the design parameters outlined by the engineering department mean that the item won't fit in the assembly. Adapt the design by modifying the coil or making a new tank, ensuring that this doesn't modify the technical integrity of the equipment. (3)
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Finding Information
  • Refer to a sequence of operations sheet to obtain assembly instructions. (1)
  • Speak with co-workers and the supervisor to find information on how to troubleshoot problems. (2)
  • Refer to schematic drawings to find electrical information about a motor or transformer. (2)
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