Other Products Manufacturing and Assembly Supervisors

(NOC 9227)

in All Manufacturing and Utilities

These supervisors coordinate and supervise the activities of workers that assemble, make and inspect a variety of products like jewellery, clocks and watches, millwork, sporting goods, toys and other miscellaneous products. They work for a wide variety of manufacturing companies.

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 Other Products Manufacturing and Assembly most commonly work full-time hours. Also, a fair portion of the workforce is self-employed, so having the option to "work for yourself" may appeal to some individuals’ interests/motivations.

The median employment income for 82% of Supervisors in Other Products Manufacturing and Assembly who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $56,356. 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

N/A

Minimum

$50,955

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 that assemble, make and inspect a variety of products like jewellery, clocks and watches, millwork, sporting goods, toys and other miscellaneous 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 workers 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

  • bicycle assembly foreman/woman
  • clock and watch assembly foreman/woman
  • jewellery manufacturing foreman/woman
  • millwork assembly foreman/woman
  • millwork assembly supervisor
  • silverware manufacturing supervisor
  • sports equipment manufacturing supervisor
  • toy manufacturing 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.
  • 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

55

employed in 2016

100.0%

employed full-time

18.2%

self employed

36.4%
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63.6%
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50.6

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?

44.4%

Southern

33.3%

North Shore

22.2%

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

100.0%

Manufacturing

What is the age of Employment?

31.0%

45-54

23.0%

55-64

15.0%

15-24

15.0%

65+

15.0%

35-44

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

36.4%

High school

N/A
18.2%

College Diploma

N/A
18.2%

Less than high school

N/A
18.2%

Apprenticeship

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/secondary diploma programs

This program is typically offered at the high school level.

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

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

PO Box 220

Halifax, NS B3J 2M4

(866) 679-6722

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

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