Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing (NOC 9217)

Job titles

  • alterations supervisor - clothing manufacturing
  • assemblers supervisor - fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing
  • bleaching foreman/woman - textiles
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Nature of work

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers engaged in textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing. They are employed by textile manufacturing companies, tanneries and other manufacturers of fabric, fur and leather products.

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 production workers who operate machines to process natural, synthetic and hybrid textile fibre, yarn and thread; bleach, dye and finish textiles; operate manufacturing machines to cut, stitch and produce fabric, fur or leather garments and other products; and inspect textiles products
  • - Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
  • - Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality
  • - Requisition materials and supplies
  • - Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
  • - Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • - Prepare production and other reports
  • - May set up machines and equipment.

Main characteristics of the occupation

Not available for this occupation.

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • * Post-secondary education in textile technology or a related field may be required for some positions in this group.
  • * Several years of experience as a worker in the unit group being supervised are usually required.
  • * Experience may be required in a specific process, or with a specific product or type of equipment.

Skill type

  • Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

Skill level

  • Technical

More information

  • * There is some mobility among supervisory positions in this group.
  • * Progression to managerial positions is possible with experience.

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