What does a Fitter-Assembler (Motor Assembly) (661H) do?

Fitter-Assemblers (Motor Assembly) prepare, assemble, maintain, and install motors, generators, and dynamometers. They may also take apart and reassemble them in order to repair or provide maintenance. One aspect of this job involves operating automated assembly equipment, including robotics and small cranes.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Assembling, fitting, and installing prefabricated parts to form subassemblies
  • Reading and interpreting drawings, schematics, work orders, and diagrams
  • Safely operating hand and power tools; using bolting and riveting equipment
  • Operating or tending automated assembling equipment
  • Assembling and fitting friction and anti-friction bearing
  • Assembling and wiring high and low voltage electronic components
  • Identifying and diagnosing problems with mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatics
  • Performing all job duties with care and precision

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Grade 12/age 16 legal minimum; employers often require secondary school diploma
  • While not mandatory, completion of an apprenticeship including 7,520-hours of on-the-job training and two 8-week blocks of in-school training is recommended

What's Your Future as a Fitter-Assembler (Motor Assembly) (661H)?

  • Mostly indoor; often required to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • A good eye for detail and strong observance of safety protocols is essential
  • Employers include manufacturers of mechanic products, machinery, and transportation equipment

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers average $14.00-$20.00 per hour.

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