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This unit group includes sheet metal, ironwork, welding and boilermaking trade contractors who own and operate their own businesses. This group also includes supervisors who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers classified in the following unit groups: <i>Sheet Metal Workers</i> (7261), <i>Boilermakers</i> (7262), <i>Structural Metal and Platework Fabricators and Fitters</i> (7263), <i>Ironworkers</i> (7264), <i>Welders and Related Machine Operators</i> (7265) and <i>Blacksmiths and Die Setters</i> (7266). They are employed by structural, platework and related metal products fabrication, manufacturing and erecting companies.
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- Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who shape, form and join metal parts or products to specified dimensions and erect light and heavy metal products and structures
- Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
- Requisition materials and supplies
- Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity
- Train or arrange for training of workers
- Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
- Ensure standards for safe working conditions are observed
- Prepare production and other reports
- Set up machines and equipment
- May manage the operations of own company
- May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of apprentices, machine operators, helpers and labourers.
Outlook & Prospects for Contractors and Supervisors, Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades in North Shore 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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|North Shore Region||2011-06-16|
Currently the chances of qualified Contractors and Supervisors of Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. The main reason why the employment potential for this occupation is considered fair is that the current demand / supply situation is in reasonable balance when compared to occupations overall. Local employment levels are not high in this occupation and job ads do not often appear in local media. Experienced workers would benefit most from making direct contact with employers and unions in their trade to take advantage of any openings that may occur. There are only a small number of potential employers noted for this occupational group in our local and surrounding areas. Part of what restricts opportunities for potential new employees is that companies often fill this occupation by the promotion of those qualified within their existing staff. Metal fabrication employers that have the infrastructure and staff capacity on-site are more likely to gain the larger contracts as proof of fast turn around time and reliability for these large customers.
Opportunity is best for those who have worked in the particular trade being supervised. For additional information on future labour requirements for Construction Trades in Nova Scotia please visit the Construction Sector Council website. The construction industry in eastern Canada continues to be challenged by the out-migration of workers to western provinces where wages and longer periods of employment are appealing to both new and experienced workers.
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 Contractors and Supervisors of Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Contractors and Supervisors of Metal Forming, Shaping and Erecting Trades (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 May 06 – May 10, 2013
- Pictou Lodge is expected to reopen in late May 2013 under new ownership. The seasonal hotel, which had employed about 60 workers, had gone into receivership over the winter.
- Three Guysborough county community groups will receive infrastructure funding from the federal government
- The Lobster Bar, a restaurant, will open in Pictou in June 2013
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- The province of Nova Scotia will provide a loan to Pollycello, an Amherst-based packaging manufacturer, to help maintain the 300 jobs at the plant
- Moir’s Costumes & Events will open on Provost Street in New Glasgow this month
- Giant Tiger will open its New Glasgow store in the fall of 2013 at the former Zellers location
- Scotsburn Co-operative Services will close the Farm Services retail store in Scotsburn in June 2013
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Construction is expected to begin in the spring or early summer of 2013 on a new recreational and competitive rowing centre on Lochaber Lake
- Marinus Verhagen Enterprises Ltd. will begin building an asbestos disposal facility in McLellans Brook this spring and open it later in 2013
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
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