7301- Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades

Job Description: 

This unit group includes heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, millwrighting and elevator and other equipment installation and mechanic trades contractors who own and operate their own businesses. This group also includes supervisors who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers classified in unit groups within the following minor groups: Machinery and Transportation Equipment Mechanics (Except Motor Vehicle) (731), Automotive Service Technicians (732) and Other Mechanics (733). They are employed in a wide range of establishments; places of employment are indicated in the unit group descriptions of the above minor groups.

Main Duties: 

Contractors and supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who repair and maintain aircraft, railway locomotives and cars, industrial machinery and equipment, construction and other heavy equipment, textile equipment, printing machines, heating equipment and furnaces, transformers and other electrical equipment, motor vehicles, air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment, electric appliances and other equipment, such as motorcycles, outboard motors and snowmobiles
Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
Requisition materials and supplies
Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity
Train or arrange for training of workers
Recommend personnel actions such as hiring and promotions
Ensure that standards for safe working conditions are observed
Prepare production and other reports
May manage the operations of their own companies
May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers.

Employment Requirements: 

Completion of secondary school is usually required.
Several years of experience as a qualified tradesperson in a relevant trade are usually required.
Journeyman/woman trade certification in a relevant trade is required.

Additional Inormation: 

There is little or no intertrade mobility among the supervisors in this unit group.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Foremen/women of workers who repair electrical industrial equipment (See 7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations)

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Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X