Contractors and supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
A. May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers.
B. Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of construction workers engaged in bricklaying, roofing, cement finishing, tilesetting, plastering, drywall installation, glazing, insulating and painting, and workers who install and service prefabricated products in residential and commercial properties, as well as workers who repair a wide variety of products, such as musical instruments, sports equipment, vending machines, bicycles and cameras
C. Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other subcontractors
D. Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality
E. Requisition materials and supplies
F. Train workers in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
G. Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
1. Completion of secondary school is usually required.
2. Several years of experience in the trade or in the work area supervised are usually required.
3. Journeyman/woman trade certification may be required for some occupations in this unit group.
4. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate univeristy degree, and almost 3 in 10 have a community college diploma.
3. Machine Shop
4. Industrial Arts
The average hourly wages for Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers is $22.30/HR, which is above 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 an average rate from 2002 to 2004.
3% of Contractors and Supervisors, Other Construction Trades, Installers, Repairers and Servicers are unemployed. This rate is close to the average for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.