Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing (NOC 9223)

Job titles

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Nature of work

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who assemble, fabricate and inspect electrical components, appliances, motors and industrial equipment. They are employed by companies that manufacture electrical 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 workers who assemble, fabricate and inspect various types of electrical apparatus and equipment such as electrical appliances, batteries, electric motors, transformers and generators and electrical switchgear and control equipment
  • - Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
  • - Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity
  • - 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

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • * Post-secondary education in electrical or manufacturing technology or other related discipline may be required for some positions in this group.
  • * Several years of experience as an assembler, inspector or lead hand are required.

Skill type

  • Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

Skill level

  • Technical