Plastic and Rubber Products Manufacturing Supervisors

(NOC 9214)

in All Manufacturing and Utilities

These supervisors coordinate and supervise the activities of workers who use processing machines and who make, assemble and inspect rubber or plastic products. They work for rubber and plastic products manufacturing companies and in plastic parts divisions of other manufacturing companies.

Job Outlook

average

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  • Estimate Moderate growth employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 55 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2022

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

  • Estimate 435 employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 1945 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “average”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is comparable to the average for all occupations in Nova Scotia. This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. The number employed in this occupation is expected to grow significantly over the next few years, which will provide additional opportunities for employment. With a moderate percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to contribute somewhat to employment opportunities over the coming years. Supervisors in Plastic and Rubber Products Manufacturing most commonly work full-time hours.

Hourly Pay

$23.08

Minimum

$29.75

Median

$38.46

Maximum

Annual Pay

$46,626

Minimum

$64,796

Median

$86,643

Maximum

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

Hourly Pay

$14.00

Minimum

$20.80

Median

$33.00

Maximum

Annual Pay

$6,056

Minimum

$30,111

Median

$70,518

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

These supervisors coordinate and supervise the activities of workers who use processing machines and who make, assemble and inspect rubber or plastic products. They work for rubber and plastic products manufacturing companies and in plastic parts divisions of other manufacturing companies.

Job duties

Supervisors in this group:

  • Supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of production workers.
  • Create ways to meet work schedules and coordinate work activities with other departments.
  • Solve work problems and recommend ways to improve productivity and product quality.
  • Request materials and supplies.
  • Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policies.
  • Recommend staffing activities like hiring and promotions.
  • Prepare production and other reports.
  • May set up machines and equipment.

Sample job titles

  • blow moulding foreperson
  • calendaring foreperson
  • extrusion foreperson
  • injection moulding foreperson
  • injection moulding supervisor
  • plastic products manufacturing supervisor
  • rubber products manufacturing supervisor
  • tire building supervisor

Skills

  • You must be able to supervise staff, work with teams, communicate effectively, and maintain production schedules. Problem-solving, technical writing, and computer skills are important. For some jobs, physical stamina may be necessary.

Job requirements

  • High school is usually required.
  • College or university education in sciences or plastics technology may be needed for some positions in this group.
  • Several years of experience as a machine operator or an assembler in rubber or plastic products manufacturing is usually required.

Other considerations

  • There is some movement between this group of jobs when producing similar products or with similar technology or licensing requirements. Movement to managerial positions is also possible with experience.

By the numbers

Quick look

215

employed in 2016

100.0%

employed full-time

0.0%

self employed

11.4%
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88.6%
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46.9

median age

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

15,275

employed in 2016

83.2%

employed full-time

3.2%

self employed

27.6%
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72.4%
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44.7

median age

Where will I likely work?

31.8%

Southern

$59,046 median annual income
25.0%

North Shore

$67,602 median annual income
22.7%

Annapolis Valley

$66,498 median annual income
20.5%

Halifax

$54,012 median annual income

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

95.2%

Manufacturing

4.8%

Retail trade

What is the age of Employment?

33.0%

35-44

30.0%

45-54

22.0%

55-64

11.0%

25-34

4.0%

65+

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

24.5%

45-54

20.8%

55-64

19.3%

35-44

16.5%

25-34

15.0%

15-24

Top levels of education

41.9%

High school

$62,339 median annual income
23.3%

College Diploma

$66,282 median annual income
18.6%

Less than high school

$47,212 median annual income
14.0%

Trade Certification

N/A
4.7%

Diploma Below Bachelor

N/A

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

38.1%

High school

$28,505 median annual income
23.3%

Less than high school

$19,224 median annual income
19.9%

College Diploma

$38,781 median annual income
12.2%

Trade Certification

$43,975 median annual income
4.5%

Bachelor

$39,715 median annual income

Education & training

High School Diploma or Equivalent

High School Program

Adults without a high school diploma can contact the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) for tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL oversees adult education programs in Nova Scotia. NSSAL partners with the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations to deliver programs. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College

Various, NS

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Automotive Human Resource Sector Council of Nova Scotia
Dartmouth, NS

Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.