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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 Fredericton--Oromocto
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.
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According to the most recent (2006) Census, this is a small occupational group with a labour force of 0, and an unemployment rate (0%) that is below the average (8%) for all occupations in the area.
According to the most recent Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) Forecast, the average annual employment growth rate for this occupation is above the average for all occupations in New Brunswick. Many of the jobs in this occupation can be found in the Rubber, Plastics and Chemicals industry.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
- The last phase of a $1.2M renovation project at the Fredericton Public Library will take place over a two-month period beginning in March
- Blue Spurs, a Fredericton-based software development company, will create 95 new jobs, with the help of a payroll rebate from the province. The job will include software engineers, specialists and analysts, and business development and sales professionals. The company often hires graduates of local universities and colleges.
- The military base in Gagetown will hire about 50 additional civilian workers. Despite budget restriction in the Canadian Forces, the base in Gagetown remains a very busy training centre.
- Passenger traffic at the Fredericton International Airport was up by nearly 5.5% in 2013 over 2012, a new record. The Airport Authority says the 297,867 passengers are well beyond the 200,000 passengers the facility was designed for, and sees a need for future expansion.
- Marwood Ltd., a wood-processing company in Tracy, near Fredericton, is building a wood-scanning and optimizing plant, which will create 20 full-time jobs at the plant and 20 jobs during the construction phase
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