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Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who operate processing machines and who fabricate, assemble and inspect rubber or plastic products. They are employed by rubber and plastic products manufacturing companies and in plastic parts divisions of other manufacturing companies.
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- Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of production workers who operate processing machines and who fabricate, assemble, finish or inspect plastic or rubber parts and 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.
Outlook & Prospects for Supervisors, Plastic and Rubber Products Manufacturing in Montréal Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Montreal region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The City of Montreal announced a $10M investment over three years to initiate its green neighbourhoods project. The project targets the greening streets and improvement to transit for citizens. (available in French only)
- Immeubles Genesee, an independent real estate brokerage agency located in the LaSalle borough, is shutting down. Sixty-some people worked for this company. (available in French only)
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Three European companies in aeronautics will open offices in Montreal, leading to the creation of 150 positions in the next three years. The majority of the jobs will be related to engineering. (available in French only)
- Transporter Air Transat, based out of Montréal, will announce the abolishment of nearly a dozen positions due to the company's structural reorganization (available in French only)
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- Elad Canada, a real estate developer, is proceeding with two high-rise residential buildings with over 2000 units. The final phases of the Nordelec site in Lachine and Cité Nature in Rosemont will be completed in 2014. (available in French only)
- Laurier 1936, a restaurant formerly known as Laurier BBQ, has closed, putting close to 40 people out of work in Montréal (available in French only)
- Hewitt Equipment Ltd., an authorized Caterpillar dealer, is opening a training centre on the West Island of Montreal. The estimated value of the project is $8M. (available in French only)
- The CSDM (Montreal school board) is eliminating approximately 70 teaching positions in its system in order to eliminate a deficit of over $47M (available in French only)
- Pharmascience Inc., a drug manufacturer, is opening its new distribution centre in Dorval following a $4M investment. The move is part of an initial expansion and modernization phase for the company's plants in Montréal. The value of the project is $41M. (available in French only)
- Hélène de Champlain, a restaurant in Montréal, is continuing the expansion and renovation of the heritage building that began in 2010 at a cost of $16M (available in French only)
- The city of Montréal will be spending $10M on its network of bike paths in 2013-2014 (available in French only)
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- Bock Équipements, which specializes in construction site and farm machinery, declares bankruptcy, which leads the layoff of sixty-some jobs across four cities: Sherbrooke, Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Laurent and Saint-Nicolas. (available in French only)
- A division of video gaming studio Electronic Arts in Montréal, Playing Manthis, is putting an end to its operations, leading to the loss of 200 jobs (available in French only)
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