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 Weak growth employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 70 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate Low rate of unemployment in 2019

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

  • Estimate 75 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 1460 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • 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 slightly over the next few years, which should provide some 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.

The median employment income for 89% of Supervisors in Plastic and Rubber Products Manufacturing who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $62,429. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

N/A

Minimum

N/A

Median

N/A

Maximum

Annual Pay

$46,626

Minimum

$64,796

Median

$86,643

Maximum

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

Hourly Pay

$13.00

Minimum

$23.91

Median

$35.04

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 foreman/woman
  • calendaring foreman/woman
  • extrusion foreman/woman
  • injection moulding foreman/woman
  • 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

25.0%

North Shore

22.7%

Annapolis Valley

20.5%

Halifax

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%

Apprenticeship

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%

Apprenticeship

$43,975 median annual income
4.5%

Bachelor

$39,715 median annual income

Education & training

Adult High School Siploma or Equivalent

High School Program

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) administers, coordinates, and supports the development and delivery of adult education programs through learning partners in Nova Scotia. Our learning partners include the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations that offer tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED, empowering Nova Scotians to achieve their learning and employment goals.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

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.