NOC 7612 – Other trades helpers and labourers



This unit group includes trade helpers and labourers, not elsewhere classified, who assist skilled tradespersons and perform labouring activities in the installation, maintenance and repair of industrial machinery, refrigeration, heating and air conditioning equipment, in the maintenance and repair of transportation and heavy equipment, in the installation and repair of telecommunication and power cables and in other repair and service work settings. They are employed by a wide variety of manufacturing, utility and service companies.

There is little or no mobility between occupations in this unit group.

Main Duties

Trade helpers and labourers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Move tools, equipment and other materials to and from work areas
  • Assist in splicing overhead and underground communications and electric power transmission cables
  • Assist in repairing, maintaining and installing industrial machinery and equipment
  • Assist in repairing, maintaining and installing refrigeration, heating and air conditioning equipment
  • Assist in repairing, maintaining and installing elevators
  • Assist in repairing and maintaining stationary electric power generating and distribution equipment
  • Assist in mechanical, electrical and body repairs of aircraft, railway cars, automobiles, trucks, buses, heavy equipment and motorcycles
  • Assist in repairing electrical appliances, small engines or other similar equipment
  • Mix fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides and load mixture into airplane for aerial spraying
  • Assist in land surveying activities, such as holding or moving stakes and rods, clearing brush and debris from line of survey and transporting surveying tools to work area
  • Perform other labouring and elemental tasks as required.

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education may be required.
  • On-the-job training is provided.

All Titles

  • aerial spraying assistant
  • aerial spraying lineman/womanaerial spraying lineman, aerial spraying linewoman
  • air conditioning mechanic helper
  • aircraft instrument mechanic helper
  • aircraft mechanic helper
  • automobile body repairer helperautomobile body repairman helper, automobile body repairwoman helper, body repairman helper, automobile, body repairwoman helper, automobile, helper, motor vehicle body repairman, helper, motor vehicle body repairwoman, motor vehicle body repairman helper, motor vehicle body repairwoman helper
  • automobile bumper straightener
  • automotive electrician helper
  • automotive mechanic helper
  • body repairer helper, automobile
  • cable installation and repair helper – telecommunications
  • cable installer helpercableman helper, cablewoman helper
  • cable repairer helpercable repairman helper, cable repairwoman helper
  • cable repairer helper – telecommunicationscable repairman helper – telecommunications, cable repairwoman helper – telecommunications
  • cable splicer helper
  • cableman/woman helper
  • chainman/woman – land surveyingchainman – land surveying, chainwoman – land surveying
  • chemical process equipment mechanic helper
  • commercial air conditioning mechanic helper
  • compassman/woman – land surveyingcompassman – land surveying, compasswoman – land surveying
  • construction equipment mechanic helper
  • crawler track repairer helpercrawler track repairman helper, crawler track repairwoman helper
  • diesel mechanic helper
  • diver helper
  • electric cable network installer helper
  • electric cable splicer helper
  • electric motor repairer helperelectric motor repairman helper, electric motor repairwoman helper
  • electric power and wire communications labourer
  • electrical mechanic helper
  • electrician helper, automotive
  • electrician helper, powerhouse
  • elevator constructor helper
  • elevator mechanic helper
  • engine fitter helper
  • factory maintenance mechanic helper
  • field mechanic helper
  • fire equipment servicer helperfire equipment serviceman helper, fire equipment servicewoman helper
  • furnace repairer helperfurnace repairman helper, furnace repairwoman helper, helper, furnace repairman, helper, furnace repairwoman
  • gas meter repairer helpergas meter repairman helper, gas meter repairwoman helper
  • ground hand – telecommunications
  • ground worker – power lines
  • ground worker – telecommunications
  • hand cutter, peat moss
  • hand peat moss cutter
  • heating and air conditioning mechanic helper
  • heating and cooling mechanic helper
  • heavy equipment mechanic helper
  • helper, automotive electrician
  • helper, automotive mechanic
  • helper, cable installation and repair – telecommunications
  • helper, cable splicer
  • helper, commercial air conditioning mechanic
  • helper, diver
  • helper, elevator mechanic
  • helper, engine fitter
  • helper, furnace repairer
  • helper, heating and cooling mechanic
  • helper, industrial mechanic
  • helper, mechanic
  • helper, millwright
  • helper, motor vehicle body repairer
  • helper, motor vehicle mechanic
  • helper, oil burner mechanic
  • helper, oil burner technician
  • helper, powerhouse electrician
  • helper, small-engine mechanic
  • industrial instrument repairer helperindustrial instrument repairman helper, industrial instrument repairwoman helper
  • industrial machinery oiler
  • industrial mechanic helper
  • installer helper – telecommunications
  • installer helper, power cable systems
  • labourer, electric power and wire communications
  • lineman/woman helperlineman helper, linewoman helper
  • lineman/woman helper – power and communication lineslineman helper – power and communication lines, linewoman helper – power and communication lines
  • liner replacer – ore-processing equipment
  • lineworker helper
  • machine mechanic-fitter helper
  • maintenance mechanic helper, factory or mill
  • marine electrician helper
  • mechanic helper
  • mechanic helper, air conditioning
  • mechanic helper, heavy equipment
  • mechanic helper, utilities instruments
  • mechanic-fitter helper
  • mechanic’s helper – automotive
  • mill mechanic helper
  • millwright helper
  • mobile equipment repairer helpermobile equipment repairman helper, mobile equipment repairwoman helper
  • mobile mechanic helper
  • motor vehicle body repairer helper
  • motor vehicle mechanic helper
  • motorman/woman – offshore drilling rigmotorman – offshore drilling rig, motorwoman – offshore drilling rig
  • oil burner maintainer helper
  • oil burner mechanic helper
  • oil burner technician helper
  • oiler, industrial machinery
  • oiler, stationary engines
  • ore-processing equipment repairer helperore-processing equipment repairman helper, ore-processing equipment repairwoman helper
  • peat digger
  • pipefitter helper – shipbuilding
  • power cable system installer helper
  • powered-machine or towed-machine repairer helper – constructionpowered-machine or towed-machine repairman helper – construction, powered-machine or towed-machine repairwoman helper – construction
  • powerhouse electrician helper
  • powerhouse mechanical repairer helperpowerhouse mechanical repairman helper, powerhouse mechanical repairwoman helper
  • powerhouse oiler
  • protective signal servicer helperprotective signal serviceman helper, protective signal servicewoman helper
  • pump-installer and repairer helperpump-installer and repairman helper, pump-installer and repairwoman helper
  • railway car repairer helperrailway car repairman helper, railway car repairwoman helper, repairman helper, railway cars, repairwoman helper, railway cars
  • refrigeration mechanic helper
  • repairer helper, railway cars
  • rig mechanic helper
  • rodman/woman – land surveyingrodman – land surveying, rodwoman – land surveying
  • sewing machine mechanic helpersewing machine repairman helper, sewing machine repairwoman helper
  • sewing machine repairer helper
  • ship machinery installer helper
  • shipbuilding electrician helper
  • shipyard electrician helper
  • small-engine mechanic helper
  • splicer helper – telecommunications
  • squeak, rattle and leak locator
  • stakeman/woman – land surveyingstakeman – land surveying, stakewoman – land surveying
  • staker – detailer
  • stationary engine oiler
  • surveying and optical instruments repairer helpersurveying and optical instruments repairman helper, surveying and optical instruments repairwoman helper
  • surveyor helper
  • switchman/woman helper – telecommunicationsswitchman helper – telecommunications, switchwoman helper – telecommunications
  • telephone cable splicer helper
  • underground cable helper
  • underground cable splicer helper
  • utilities instrument mechanic helper
  • utility pole installer
  • window air conditioner repairer helper


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