Supervisors, Assembly and Fabrication:
A. Direct, co-ordinate, and schedule worker activities
B. Establish methods to meet schedules, and co-ordinate work with other departments
C. Ensure that systems/equipment operate efficiently
D. Resolve problems and recommend measures to improve productivity/product quality
E. Requisition materials/supplies
F. Train staff in job duties, safety procedures, and company policies
G. Prepare production and other reports
1. Motor vehicle parts manufacturing - 11.0%
2. Furniture and related product manufacturing - 11.0%
3. Fabricated metal product manufacturing - 9.0%
4. Computer and electronic product manufacturing - 8.0%
5. Clothing manufacturing - 7.0%
6. Motor vehicle manufacturing - 7.0%
7. Machinery manufacturing - 7.0%
1. You usually need some secondary school education, and you may need a high school diploma.
2. You usually need several years' experience as an assembler, fabricator, machine operator, tester, lead hand or inspector, or have performed other work in the same company or industry.
3. To become a supervisor in electronics manufacturing, you need a two-year college program in electronics or a related program.
4. To become a supervisor in the other manufacturing areas, you may need post-secondary education in a related field.
5. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.
3. Mechanics / Industrial Arts
The average hourly wages for Supervisors, Assembly and Fabrication is $20.97/HR, which is above average for occupations in the processing, manufacturing and utilities sector and are close to the average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.