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Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers

What they do?

Facility operation managers perform some or all of the following duties:

A. Direct the maintenance and repair of an establishment's machinery, equipment and electrical and mechanical systems

B. Develop and implement schedules and procedures for safety inspections and preventive maintenance programs

C. Co-ordinate cleaning, snow removal and landscaping operations

D. Administer contracts for the provision of supplies and services

E. Plan and manage a facility's maintenance budget

F. Hire, train and supervise staff.

G. Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of commercial, transportation and recreational facilities and the included real estate

H. Oversee the leasing of space in the facility and the included real estate and the development of marketing strategies

I. Plan, organize and direct administrative services such as signage, cleaning, maintenance, parking, safety inspections, security and snow removal

J. Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate construction projects to modify commercial, transportation and recreational facilities and real estate

K. Oversee the installation, maintenance and repair of real estate infrastructures including machinery, equipment and electrical and mechanical systems

L. Plan and manage the facility's operations budget

M. Prepare or oversee the preparation of reports and statistics related to areas of responsibility

N. Hire, train and supervise staff.

Where they find work?

1. Wholesale trade - 19.0%
2. Transportation and warehousing - 11.0%
3. Real estate and rental and leasing - 9.0%
4. Arts entertainment and recreation - 8.0%
5. Public administration - 6.0%
6. Retail trade - 6.0%
7. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 6.0%

What education do I need?

1. You usually need a high school diploma.

2. You need several years' experience as a qualified tradesperson in a relevant trade.

3. You may need trade certification in the province/territory where you'll work.

4. Almost 2 in 5 have either a community college diploma or a undergraduate university degree.

High School Subject that will help:

1. Math
2. English
3. Machine Shop
4. Industrial Arts

What can you expect to make:

The average hourly wages for Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers is $23.23/HR, which is above average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and above average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at a below-average rate from 2002 to 2004.

Average Wage

Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers wages

Expected Wage by Age

Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers Wage By Age

Unemployment:

2% of Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers are unemployed. This rate is below the average for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.

Unemployment

Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers is considered Average because:

1. Employment grew at an average rate.

2. The retirement rate is above average, and the number of retiring workers contributes to job openings.

3. Hourly wages ($23.23) are close to the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is below average.

4. The unemployment rate (2%) is close to the 2004 average (7%).

Future Job Prospects:

Your job outlook will continue to be Average because:

1. The employment growth rate will likely be below average because of an expected decline in the residential construction industry.

2. The retirement rate will likely be above average and the number of retiring workers should contribute to job openings.

3. The number of job openings will likely exceed the number of job seekers. This will not be significant enough to have an impact on the work prospects.

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations Facility Operation and Maintenance Managers are found in Alberta and Ontario while the lowest concentrations are in Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan.

Unionization Rate:

The unionization rate (11%) is below the average (32%) for all occupations.

Useful Experience:

1. Leadership

2. Communication skills

3. Planning

Part Time Workers

Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers Part Time Workers

Part time workers:


3% of Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 201,500 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, an increase of 11% since 1997.

Age Demographics

Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers Age Demographics

Age Demographics:


The relatively low percentage of younger workers suggests few entry-level job openings, and could point to a greater need for workers with experience or a number of years of training. The older-than-average age (44) of worker will likely result in an above-average retirement rate to 2009.

Self Employed

Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers Self Employed

Self Employed:


Roughly 48% of Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers are self-employed. This is considered Above average for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers Men vs Women

Men vs Women:


6% of the individuals employed as Contractors and Supervisors, Trades and Related Workers are women. Compared to other industries, this is Below average.