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Supervisors in Mineral and Metal Processing

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NOC:9211,9212,9213,9214,9215,9217
Occupation:Processing and Manufacturing Supervisors
Category:Manufacturing and Utilities

About the job

Nature of work:

These individuals supervise and coordinate the activities of workers in a number of processing and manufacturing operations, such as metal, chemical, mineral, food processing, plastic and rubber products, forest products, textile products, furniture and electronics manufacturing, and motor vehicle assembly. They are employed in a wide variety of manufacturing and utility operations.

Job duties:
Supervisors in processing and manufacturing perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of workers.
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and coordinate work activities with other departments.
  • Requisition materials and supplies.
  • Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity and product quality.
  • Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policies.
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hiring and promotions.
  • Prepare production and other reports and develop and manage operating budget for area of responsibility.
  • Identify, investigate, correct and document potential environmental and safety problems.
  • Ensure that systems and equipment are operating efficiently and that proper maintenance and repairs are performed.
  • Provide information for maintenance plans to ensure that maintenance and production objectives are met.
  • May also supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of trades workers, labourers or other workers.
  • May set up machines and equipment.
Sample job titles:
  • clothing manufacturing foreman/woman
  • concrete products foreman/woman
  • foreman/woman - textile processing
  • foundry supervisor
  • landfill supervisor
  • packaging supervisor - food and beverage processing
  • plastic products inspection supervisor
  • power station supervisor
  • pulp processing foreman/woman - pulp and paper
  • sawmill supervisor
  • stationary engineer foreman/woman
Skills:

To work in these jobs, you must be capable of supervising staff, working with teams, communicating effectively, and maintaining production schedules. Problem-solving, technical writing, and computer skills are important. For some jobs, physical stamina may be necessary.

Job requirements:
  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Post-secondary education may be required for some jobs in this group.
  • Several years of some combination of formal and on-the-job training are sometimes provided.
  • Some jobs in this grouping may require a specific licence or certification, such as a stationary engineer`s Licence, refrigeration certification, lumber grading, industrial first aid, solid waste, landfill or compost facility operator certification and a competency certificate in natural gas.
  • Hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) coordinators require HACCP certification and several years of experience in quality assurance of food production.
Other considerations:

Usually, significant non-supervisory experience in a related positions and/or additional training are required. Several years of experience as a worker in the job being supervised are usually required as an entry point to supervision. There is some mobility between this group of jobs when producing similar products or with similar technological or licensing requirements. Progression to managerial positions is also possible with experience.

Labour Market Information

Work Prospects:Undetermined

This is a fairly large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities occur fairly regularly. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Processing and Manufacturing Supervisors most commonly work full-time hours. Furthermore, the jobs are typically permanent positions.

The median employment income for 73% of Processing and Manufacturing Supervisors who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $60,235. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

OccupationEstimated employment in 2018Estimated change in employment between 2017 and 2019Estimated openings due to growth and retirements, 2017-2019Estimated rate of unemployment in 2018 Estimated hourly earnings in 2015 (learn more)Estimated annual earnings in 2015
Supervisors in Mineral and Metal Processing1,100xxx
Minimum: $14.00
Median: $23.50
Maximum: $41.35
Minimum: $24,192
Median: $56,850
Maximum: $108,327
Occupations in Manufacturing and Utilities15,275Weak growth1,275Moderate
Minimum: $12.00
Median: $18.75
Maximum: $30.00
Minimum: $6,056
Median: $30,111
Maximum: $70,518
Supervisors in Mineral and Metal ProcessingCompared to: Occupations in Manufacturing and Utilities
Percent employed full-time95%87%
Percent self-employed0%3%
Where will I likely work?
Area of EmploymentSupervisors in Mineral and Metal ProcessingCompared to: All NS Occupations
% EmployedMedian Annual Income% EmployedMedian Annual Income
Southern24%$47,33312%$30,581
Northern24%$54,90216%$33,660
Cape Breton13%$62,29813%$32,974
Halifax21%$58,96147%$41,209
Annapolis Valley17%$43,54013%$32,958
What are the workers like?
AgeSupervisors in Mineral and Metal ProcessingCompared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities
% Employed% Employed
15-24x3%
25-348%5%
35-4416%21%
45-5436%42%
55-6429%29%
65+8%3%
Median Age4945
GenderSupervisors in Mineral and Metal ProcessingCompared to: Occupations in Manufacturing and Utilities
% Employed% Employed
Female15%28%
Male85%72%
EducationSupervisors in Mineral and Metal ProcessingCompared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities
% EmployedMedian Annual Income% EmployedMedian Annual Income
Less than high school15.5%$43,75722.9%$21,011
High school31.5%$52,18938.1%$28,358
Trades certificate18.1%$66,24112.4%$37,356
College certificate or diploma24.4%$64,57620.3%$36,968
University certificate or diploma2.5%$80,3891.1%$35,915
Bachelor's degree4.6%$63,1004.4%$36,852
University advanced certificate or diploma2.5%x0.3%$55,581
Master's degreeN/A$97,0840.5%x
Doctorate0.8%xN/A$25,380
Medicine, dentistry, veterinary, optometryN/Ax0.1%N/A
Total100%100%
Wage Disclaimer

Hourly earnings data are from the Labour Force Survey by Statistics Canada. Data are not available for all occupations. Hourly earnings are calculated based on usual hours worked per week. This is how an annual salary, for instance, gets converted to an hourly rate. The data include full and part-time workers along with new and experienced workers. Self-employed workers are excluded.

Annual employment income data reported in the Work Prospects section, are from the 2011 National Household Survey by Statistics Canada. Much of the data (around 70%) came directly from tax records. The data relates to the year 2010 and includes total wages and salaries and net income from self-employment.

Sources

Employment Requirements & Contacts

Regulations:
No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile
Useful contacts:
Forest Products Association of Nova Scotia
PO Box 696
Truro, NS B2N 5E5
Tel: (902) 895-1179
Fax: (902) 893-1197
barchibald@fpans.ca
Automotive Human Resource Sector Council of Nova Scotia
192 Wyse Road, Suite 8
Dartmouth, NS B3A 1M9
Tel: (877) 860-3805
Fax: (902) 465-5734

Training Paths & Education

Program Name:Adult high school/secondary diploma programs
Education Level:This program is typically offered at the high school level.
Program Description:
This instructional program class comprises any program that defines the prescribed requirements, specified by the appropriate jurisdiction, for the completion of and graduation from a secondary school program of academic subject matter offered for adult learners outside of the regular secondary school program. This does not include adult compensatory education programs resulting in completion of a high school equivalency certificate or diploma.
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Universite Sainte-Anne
Siège Social: 1695, Route 1
Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0
(902) 769-2114
Blanche.Theriault@usainteanne.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Annapolis Valley Campus
50 Elliott Road
Lawrencetown, NS B0S 1M0
(902) 825-3491
avc.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Cumberland Campus
PO Box 550, 1 Main Street
Springhill, NS B0M 1X0
(902) 597-3737
cumberland.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Akerley Campus
21 Woodlawn Road
Dartmouth, NS B2W 2R7
(902) 491-4900
akerley.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Burridge Campus
372 Pleasant Street
Yarmouth, NS B5A 2L2
(902) 742-3501
burridge.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Kingstec Campus
236 Belcher Street
Kentville, NS B4N 0A6
(902) 678-7341
kingstec.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Lunenburg Campus
75 High Street
Bridgewater, NS B4V 1V8
(902) 543-4608
lunenburg.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Institute of Technology Campus
5685 Leeds Street
Halifax, NS B3K 2T3
(902) 491-6722
it.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Pictou Campus & School of Fisheries
PO Box 820, 39 Acadia Avenue
Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0
(902) 752-2002
pictou.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Shelburne Campus
PO Box 760, 1575 Lake Road
Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0
(902) 875-8640
shelburne.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Strait Area Campus & Nautical Institute
226 Reeves Street
Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2A2
(902) 625-2380
strait.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Marconi Campus
PO Box 1042, 1240 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6J7
(902) 563-2450
marconi.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Truro Campus
36 Arthur Street
Truro, NS B2N 1X5
(902) 893-5385
truro.info@nscc.ca
Program Name:Biophysics
Education Level:This program is typically offered at the college or university level.
Program Description:
This instructional program class comprises any program that focuses on the application of physics principles to the scientific study of the mechanisms of biological processes and assemblies at all levels of complexity. These programs include courses in research methods and equipment operation and applications to subjects such as bioenergetics, biophysical theory and modelling, electrophysics, membrane biology, channels, receptors and transporters, contractility and muscle function, protein shaping and folding, molecular and supramolecular structures and assemblies, and computational science.
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Dalhousie University
Office of the Registrar
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
(902) 494-2450
admissions@dal.ca
Program Name:Electrical, electronic and communications engineering technology/technician
Education Level:This program is typically offered at the trades/college level.
Program Description:
This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of electrical, electronics and communication engineers. These programs include courses in electrical circuitry, prototype development and testing; systems analysis and testing, systems maintenance, instrument calibration, and report preparation.
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Nova Scotia Community College - Cumberland Campus
PO Box 550, 1 Main Street
Springhill, NS B0M 1X0
(902) 597-3737
cumberland.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Kingstec Campus
236 Belcher Street
Kentville, NS B4N 0A6
(902) 678-7341
kingstec.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Pictou Campus & School of Fisheries
PO Box 820, 39 Acadia Avenue
Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0
(902) 752-2002
pictou.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Marconi Campus
PO Box 1042, 1240 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6J7
(902) 563-2450
marconi.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Waterfront Campus & Aviation Institute
80 Mawiomi Place
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 0A5
(902) 491-1100
waterfront.info@nscc.ca
Program Name:Electrical/electronics maintenance and repair technology - Other
Education Level:This program is typically offered at the trades/college level.
Program Description:
This instructional program class comprises any program not listed above that relates to Electrical/Electronics Maintenance and Repair Technology.
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Apprenticeship Training
Department of Labour and Advanced Education 2021 Brunswick Street, PO Box 578
Halifax, NS B3J 2S9
(800) 494-5651
Program Name:Instrumentation technology/technician
Education Level:This program is typically offered at the trades/college level.
Program Description:
This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers engaged in developing control and measurement systems and procedures. These programs include courses in instrumentation design and maintenance, calibration, design and production testing and scheduling, automated equipment functions, applications to specific industrial tasks, and report preparation.
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Dalhousie University
Office of the Registrar
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
(902) 494-2450
admissions@dal.ca
Cape Breton University
PO Box 5300 1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6L2
(888) 959-9995
registrar@cbu.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Marconi Campus
PO Box 1042, 1240 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6J7
(902) 563-2450
marconi.info@nscc.ca
Program Name:Stationary energy sources installer and operator (Canada)
Education Level:This program is typically offered at the trades/college level.
Program Description:
This instructional program class comprises any program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, repair, operate, and maintain large power sources that could include generating electricity and heat.
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Nova Scotia Community College - Akerley Campus
21 Woodlawn Road
Dartmouth, NS B2W 2R7
(902) 491-4900
akerley.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Strait Area Campus & Nautical Institute
226 Reeves Street
Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2A2
(902) 625-2380
strait.info@nscc.ca
Nova Scotia Community College - Marconi Campus
PO Box 1042, 1240 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, NS B1P 6J7
(902) 563-2450
marconi.info@nscc.ca
Apprenticeship Training
Department of Labour and Advanced Education 2021 Brunswick Street, PO Box 578
Halifax, NS B3J 2S9
(800) 494-5651
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