9221 Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling

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Lead statement

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in motor vehicle production departments. They are employed in plants which manufacture automobiles, vans and light trucks.

Example Titles

  • area co-ordinator – motor vehicle manufacturing
  • assembly foreman/woman – motor vehicle manufacturing
  • assembly supervisor – motor vehicle manufacturing
  • assembly zone supervisor – motor vehicle manufacturing
  • foreman/woman – motor vehicle manufacturing
  • general assembly supervisor – motor vehicle manufacturing

Main duties

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

  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers in motor vehicle manufacturing production departments such as body shop, chassis, paint, trim and hardware and final assembly
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
  • Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality
  • Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • Prepare production and other reports.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Post-secondary education in engineering, sciences, business or other related discipline is usually required.
  • Several years of experience as a production worker in motor vehicle manufacturing are required.

Additional information

  • Progression to managerial positions is possible with experience.

Exclusions