Textile, Fabric, Fur and Leather Products Processing & Manufacturing Supervisors

(NOC 9217)

in All Manufacturing and Utilities

These supervisors coordinate and supervise the activities of workers in textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing. They work for textile manufacturing companies, tanneries and other manufacturers of fabric, fur and leather products.

Job Outlook

Undetermined

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  • Estimate change in employment not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate openings due to growth and retirements not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

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.

This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. With a large percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are expected to be a key contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Supervisors in Textile, Fabric, Fur, and Leather Products Processing and Manufacturing most commonly work full-time hours.

In 2015, the median employment income for Supervisors in Textile, Fabric, Fur, and Leather Products Processing and Manufacturing was $45,246. In comparison, the median employment income among all occupations in Nova Scotia was $33,187
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

N/A

Minimum

N/A

Median

N/A

Maximum

Annual Pay

N/A

Minimum

$45,246

Median

N/A

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 in textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing. They work for textile manufacturing companies, tanneries and other manufacturers of fabric, fur and leather products.

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 actions like hiring and promotions.
  • Prepare production and other reports.
  • May set up machines and equipment.

Sample job titles

  • boot and shoe foreman/woman
  • canvas products manufacturing foreman/woman
  • dye room supervisor
  • embroidery supervisor
  • fabric-cutting department foreman/woman
  • finishing supervisor
  • fur dressing foreman/woman
  • hat and cap makers foreman/woman
  • knitting supervisor
  • sewing machine operators supervisor
  • stitching department supervisor
  • tannery foreman/woman

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 textile technology or a related field may be needed for some positions in this group.
  • Several years of experience as a worker in the group being supervised are usually required.
  • Experience may be required in a specific process, or with a specific product or type of equipment.

Other considerations

There is some movement among supervisor positions in this group. Movement to managerial positions is possible with experience.

By the numbers

Quick look

60

employed in 2016

100.0%

employed full-time

0.0%

self employed

53.8%
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46.2%
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53.4

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?

69.2%

North Shore

15.4%

Annapolis Valley

15.4%

Southern

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

73.3%

Manufacturing

13.3%

Retail trade

13.3%

Health care and social assistance

What is the age of Employment?

64.0%

45-54

36.0%

55-64

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

53.8%

High school

$53,036 median annual income
30.8%

Less than high school

N/A
15.4%

College Diploma

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

Fibre, Textile and Weaving Arts

College, Trades, or University Program

These programs prepare students creatively and technically to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions by constructing art works from woven or non-woven fabrics and fibrous materials. They include courses in weaving techniques and loom operation, non-woven techniques like knitting and crocheting, quilting, dyeing and pigmentation, printing and other finishing techniques, pattern design, tapestry, and personal style development.

Institutions providing this program

NSCAD University

Halifax, NS

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