Contractors and supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
A. May manage the operations of own company
B. May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers.
C. Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of carpenters who construct, renovate and maintain structures of wood and other building materials and build and install interior finishing in residential, commercial and industrial buildings; and of cabinetmakers who construct and repair custom wooden cabinets, furniture, fixtures and related products
D. Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
E. Requisition materials and supplies
F. Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity
G. Train or arrange for training of workers
1. Completion of secondary school is usually required.
2. Several years of experience as a qualified carpenter or cabinetmaker are required.
3. Journeyman/woman trade certification as a carpenter or cabinetmaker is usually required.
4. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.
3. Machine Shop
4. Industrial Arts
The average hourly wages for Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades is $21.78/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and close to the average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at a below-average rate from 2002 to 2004.