9227 Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly

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Lead statement

This unit group includes supervisors, not elsewhere classified, who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who assemble, fabricate and inspect a variety of products, such as jewellery, clocks and watches, millwork, sporting goods, toys and other miscellaneous products. They are employed in a wide variety of manufacturing companies.

Example Titles

  • bicycle assembly foreman/woman
  • clock and watch assembly foreman/woman
  • jewellery manufacturing foreman/woman
  • millwork assembly foreman/woman
  • millwork assembly supervisor
  • silverware manufacturing supervisor
  • sports equipment assembly supervisor
  • toy manufacturing supervisor

Main duties

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

  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule activities of workers who assemble, fabricate and inspect products, such as jewellery, clocks, watches, bicycles, millwork, sporting goods and toys
  • 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
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Train workers in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • Prepare production and other reports
  • May set up machines and equipment.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • Several years of experience as an assembler or inspector in the same company are usually required.

Additional information

  • There is little mobility between different types of supervisors in this unit group.