9222 Supervisors, electronics manufacturing

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Lead statement

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who assemble, fabricate, test, repair and inspect electronic parts, components and systems. They are employed in electronics manufacturing plants.

Example Titles

  • assembly and testing supervisor – electronic equipment manufacturing
  • communications equipment assembly supervisor – electronic equipment manufacturing
  • electronic assembly foreman/woman
  • final assembly and testing foreman/woman – electronic equipment manufacturing
  • printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication foreman/woman – electronic equipment manufacturing
  • production supervisor – electronics manufacturing
  • systems test foreman/woman – electronic equipment 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 who assemble, fabricate, inspect and test electronic and electromechanical assemblies, subassemblies, parts and components
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
  • Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Train workers in job duties, safety procedures and company policies and recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • Ensure safety rules and regulations are followed
  • Prepare production and other reports
  • May set up machines and equipment
  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related helpers and labourers.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Several years of experience as an electronics assembler, fabricator, inspector or tester are usually required.
  • Post-secondary education in electronics or a related discipline is required.