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Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades  (NOC 7216)
Lower Mainland - Southwest Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

This unit group includes heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, millwrighting and elevator installation trade contractors who own and operate their own businesses. This group also includes supervisors who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers classified in unit groups within the following minor groups: <i>Machinery and Transportation Equipment Mechanics (Except Motor Vehicle)</i> (731), <i>Automotive Service Technicians</i> (732) and <i>Other Mechanics</i> (733). They are employed in a wide range of establishments; places of employment are indicated in the unit group descriptions.

contractor, heating systems, foreman/woman, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanics, foreman/woman, aircraft mechanics and inspectors, foreman/woman, electrical mechanics, foreman/woman, heating systems mechanics, foreman/woman, heavy-duty equipment mechanics, foreman/woman, printing machine repairers, foreman/woman, railway car repairers, foreman/woman, railway equipment maintenance inspectors, foreman/woman, textile machine mechanics, supervisor, aircraft maintenance engineers (AME), supervisor, appliance repair shop, supervisor, industrial mechanics, supervisor, motor vehicle repair shop, supervisor, small-engine repair shop.

Contractors and supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who repair and maintain aircraft, railway locomotives and cars, industrial machinery and equipment, construction and other heavy equipment, textile equipment, printing machines, heating equipment and furnaces, transformers and other electrical equipment, motor vehicles, air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment, electric appliances and other equipment, such as motorcycles, outboard motors and snowmobiles
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity
  • Train or arrange for training of workers
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hiring and promotions
  • Ensure that standards for safe working conditions are observed
  • Prepare production and other reports
  • May manage the operations of own company
  • May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Langley, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, White Rock, Gibsons, Mission, Aldergrove, Brunswick Beach, Crescent, Crescent Beach, Cultus Lake, Elgin, Fort Langley, Grandview, Lions Bay, McMillan Island, Ocean Park, South Surrey, Sunnyside, Willoughby

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Outlook & Prospects for Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades in Lower Mainland - Southwest Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades in Lower Mainland - Southwest Region as well as in the rest of the British Columbia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Lower Mainland - Southwest Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22

For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be good for Contractors and Supervisors, Mechanic Trades (NOC 7216) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region. Compared with all other occupations, more job openings are expected in this occupation as a result of workers retiring. In addition, there should be proportionately fewer unemployed workers with experience in this occupation to compete for available jobs.

According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region was 46 years and 19% of workers were 55 years old and older.

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