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Supervisors in Motor Vehicle Assembling

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NOC:9221,9222,9223,9224,9226,9227
Occupation:Assembly and Fabrication 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 mechanical and metal, electrical, electronics, furniture, and motor vehicle assembly. Among other duties, they establish methods to meet work schedules; coordinate work activities with other units; resolve problems; and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality. They also requisition materials and recommend personnel actions such as hiring and promotion. They are employed in a wide variety of manufacturing companies.

Job duties:
Supervisors in assembly and fabrication 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.
  • Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality.
  • Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policies.
  • Requisition materials and supplies.
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hiring and promotions.
  • Prepare production and other reports.
  • Ensure safety rules and regulations are followed.
  • May set up machines and equipment.
  • Supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of related helpers and labourers.
Sample job titles:
  • aircraft assembly inspection foreman/woman
  • automobile assembly foreman/woman
  • bicycle assembly foreman/woman
  • body shop supervisor - motor vehicle manufacturing
  • communications equipment testing supervisor - electronics manufacturing
  • construction machinery assembly foreman/woman
  • electrical appliance manufacturing supervisor
  • electronic assembly supervisor
  • furniture assembly foreman/woman - furniture and fixtures manufacturing
  • millwork assembly supervisor
  • small engine assembly supervisor
  • woodworking machine operators 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.
Other considerations:

Usually, significant non-supervisory experience in a related position and/or additional training are required. Progression to managerial positions is possible with experience. There is typically little mobility between different types of supervisors in this grouping.

Labour Market Information

Work Prospects:Undetermined

This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. 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. Assembly and Fabrication Supervisors most commonly work full-time hours. Furthermore, the jobs may either be permanent or temporary positions, as both are common.

The median employment income for 86% of Assembly and Fabrication Supervisors who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $57,186. 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 Motor Vehicle Assembling255xxx
Minimum: $13.00
Median: $23.08
Maximum: $39.90
Minimum: $21,685
Median: $56,506
Maximum: $100,087
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 Motor Vehicle AssemblingCompared to: Occupations in Manufacturing and Utilities
Percent employed full-time98%87%
Percent self-employed8%3%
Where will I likely work?
Area of EmploymentSupervisors in Motor Vehicle AssemblingCompared to: All NS Occupations
% EmployedMedian Annual Income% EmployedMedian Annual Income
Southern22%x12%$30,581
Northern13%x16%$33,660
Cape Bretonxx13%$32,974
Halifax35%x47%$41,209
Annapolis Valley17%x13%$32,958
What are the workers like?
AgeSupervisors in Motor Vehicle AssemblingCompared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities
% Employed% Employed
15-24x3%
25-34x5%
35-4420%21%
45-5440%42%
55-64x29%
65+x3%
Median Age4945
GenderSupervisors in Motor Vehicle AssemblingCompared to: Occupations in Manufacturing and Utilities
% Employed% Employed
Female13%28%
Male87%72%
EducationSupervisors in Motor Vehicle AssemblingCompared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities
% EmployedMedian Annual Income% EmployedMedian Annual Income
Less than high school11.5%x22.9%$21,011
High school25.0%$53,03638.1%$28,358
Trades certificate9.6%x12.4%$37,356
College certificate or diploma26.9%x20.3%$36,968
University certificate or diploma7.7%x1.1%$35,915
Bachelor's degree3.8%x4.4%$36,852
University advanced certificate or diplomaxx0.3%$55,581
Master's degreexx0.5%x
DoctoratexxN/A$25,380
Medicine, dentistry, veterinary, optometryxx0.1%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:
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: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
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