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Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who fabricate, assemble and inspect mechanical and metal products, such as aircraft and aircraft parts, heavy trucks, buses, trailers, motor vehicle engines, transmissions, heating equipment, commercial refrigeration and similar metal products. They are employed by a wide variety of manufacturing companies.
aircraft assembly foreman/woman, engine assembly foreman/woman (except aircraft), foreman/woman, metalworking machine operators, foreman/woman, mobile home assembly, shipyard painter foreman/woman, supervisor, helicopter assembly, supervisor, snowmobile assembly, truck trailer assembly foreman/woman.
- Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule activities of workers who assemble and inspect products such as aircraft, buses, heavy trucks, transmissions, automobile engines and refrigeration and heating equipment
- 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 machinery and equipment.
Outlook & Prospects for Supervisors, Other Mechanical and Metal Products Manufacturing in Halifax 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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Currently the chances of qualified workers in this occupation finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. Dartmouth's Cherubini Group of Companies was awarded a multi-million contract to construct steelwork for an Ottawa bridge, which will be fabricated locally. The Irving Shipyard in Halifax will also be busy in 2010 and beyond thanks to Coast Guard, Navy, and supply vessel contracts.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for workers in this occupation in Nova Scotia is expected to be good over the next 5 years.
Additional information on workers in this occupation (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Thermo Dynamics, a Dartmouth-based manufacturer of solar heating hardware, expects to hire around 10 new employees over the next two years. The company will install systems in homes as part of a pilot project run by city council.
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- NovaScotian Crystal, the Halifax maker of mouth-blown, hand-cut crystal which had recently undergone a change of ownership, is hiring three new apprentice artisans
Week of Mar 18 – Mar 22, 2013
- Machine shops, suppliers, and other companies in the Halifax area expect to benefit from subcontracting from the Irving shipbuilding deal
Week of Mar 11 – Mar 15, 2013
- Snow Island Salmon Inc. has had its application to open a salmon farm at Shoal Bay on the Eastern Shore rejected by the province. The company currently runs an operation at Owls Head near Ship Harbour, and has applied for another at Spry Harbour.
- NovaScotian Crystal, the Halifax company which produces mouth-blown, hand-cut crystal and had recently announced it would close, has found a new owner who plans to retain the company name and its 40 employees
- MacKenzie Atlantic Tool & Die/Machining Ltd. of Musquodoboit Harbour anticipates increasing its workforce from 16 to 20 before the end of the year due to increased activity related to the Irving Shipbuilding contract
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