Other Mechanical and Metal Products Manufacturing Supervisors

(NOC 9226)

in All Manufacturing and Utilities

These supervisors coordinate and supervise the activities of workers who make, assemble and inspect mechanical and metal products like aircraft and aircraft parts, heavy trucks, buses, trailers, motor vehicle engines, transmissions, heating equipment, commercial refrigeration and similar metal products. They work for a wide variety of manufacturing companies.

Job Outlook

Average

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  • Estimate Moderate growth employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 35 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 moderately over the next few years, which will likely provide some additional opportunities for employment. With a small percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are not expected to be a major contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Supervisors in Other Mechanical and Metal Products Manufacturing most commonly work full-time hours.

The median employment income for 90% of Supervisors in Other Mechanical and Metal Products Manufacturing who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $81,504. 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

$15.73

Minimum

$33.00

Median

$46.15

Maximum

Annual Pay

N/A

Minimum

$78,843

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 who make, assemble and inspect mechanical and metal products like aircraft and aircraft parts, heavy trucks, buses, trailers, motor vehicle engines, transmissions, heating equipment, commercial refrigeration and similar metal products. They work for a wide variety of manufacturing companies.

Job duties

Supervisors in this group:

  • Supervise, coordinate and schedule activities of 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

  • aircraft assembly foreman/woman
  • engine assembly foreman/woman
  • helicopter assembly foreman/woman
  • metalworking machine oeprators foreman/woman
  • mobile home assembly foreman/woman
  • shipyard painter foreman/woman
  • snowmobile assembly supervisor
  • truck trailer assembly 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 may be required for some occupations in this group.
  • Several years of experience as an assembler or inspector in the same company are usually required.

Other considerations

Movement to managerial positions is possible with experience. There is typically little movement between different types of supervisors in this group.

By the numbers

Quick look

100

employed in 2016

90.5%

employed full-time

0.0%

self employed

0.0%
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100%
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44.8

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?

38.1%

Halifax

33.3%

Annapolis Valley

19.0%

Southern

9.5%

North Shore

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

89.5%

Manufacturing

10.5%

Professional, scientific and technical services

What is the age of Employment?

45.0%

35-44

32.0%

45-54

14.0%

55-64

9.0%

25-34

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

33.3%

High school

$54,689 median annual income
23.8%

College Diploma

N/A
14.3%

Apprenticeship

N/A
9.5%

Less than high school

N/A
9.5%

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

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