Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing (NOC 9224)

Job titles

  • buffing and lacquering foreman/woman - furniture and fixtures manufacturing
  • chair assembly foreman/woman - furniture and fixtures manufacturing
  • desk assembly foreman/woman - furniture and fixtures manufacturing
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Nature of work

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who manufacture furniture and fixtures made of wood or other materials. They are employed in furniture and fixtures manufacturing establishments.

Fields of interest

  • Making or building things, constructing, doing repairs, and performing installations
  • Managing, organizing, administrating

Main duties

  • Supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who assemble furniture and fixtures of any materials, operate woodworking machines and finish furniture to specified colour or finish
  • - Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
  • - Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity and product quality
  • - Requisition materials and supplies
  • - Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policy
  • - Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • - Prepare production and other reports.

Main characteristics of the occupation

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • * Experience as a furniture and fixture assembler, woodworking machine operator, cabinetmaker or furniture finisher, is usually required.

Skill type

  • Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

Skill level

  • Technical