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Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing

What they do?

Supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

A. Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who process, package, test and grade food, beverage and tobacco products

B. Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other units

C. Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality

D. Requisition materials and supplies

E. Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policy

F. Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions

G. Prepare production and other reports.

Where they find work?

1. Food manufacturing - 74.0%
2. Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing - 9.0%
3. Wholesale trade - 7.0%

What education do I need?

1. Completion of secondary school is usually required.

2. Post-secondary education in microbiology or chemistry may be required for some positions in this group.

3. Several years of experience in the food, beverage or tobacco processing industry are required.

4. Hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) co-ordinators require HACCP certification and several years of experience in quality assurance of food production.

5. Almost 2 in 5 have an undergraduate university degree.

High School Subject that will help:

1. Math
2. English
3. Mechanics / Industrial Arts
4. Computer-related courses

What can you expect to make:

The average hourly wages for Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing is $18.27/HR, which is close to the 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.

Average Wage

Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing wages

Expected Wage by Age

Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing Wage By Age

Unemployment:

5% of Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing are unemployed. This rate is close to the average for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.

Unemployment

Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing 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 ($18.27) are close to the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is close to the average.

4. The unemployment rate (5%) 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 close to the average.

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.

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing are found in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island while the lowest concentrations are in Saskachewan and British Columbia.

Unionization Rate:

The unionization rate (24%) is close to the average (32%) for all occupations.

Useful Experience:

1. Leadership

2. Safety procedures

3. Staff training

Part Time Workers

Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing Part Time Workers

Part time workers:


2% of Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 14,700 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, an increase of 20% since 1997.

Age Demographics

Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing Age Demographics

Age Demographics:


The retirement rate to 2009 will likely be above average because of a tendency to retire at an earlier-than-average age (57).

Self Employed

Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing Self Employed

Self Employed:


Roughly 11% of Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing are self-employed. This is considered Average for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing Men vs Women

Men vs Women:


27% of the individuals employed as Supervisors, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing are women. Compared to other industries, this is Average.