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7204 – Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades

Contractors and supervisors in carpentry trades supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers classified in the following unit groups: Carpenters (7271) and Cabinetmakers (7272). They are employed by construction companies, carpentry contractors, maintenance departments of industrial establishments, and custom furniture and fixture manufacturing or repair companies. Contractors may be self-employed.

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Example titles

  • Cabinetmaking contractor
  • Carpenter supervisor
  • Carpentry contractor
  • Finish carpenters foreman/woman
  • Form builders foreman/woman
  • Framers foreman/woman
  • Maintenance carpenters foreman/woman
Inclusions
  • General foreman/woman - residential construction
  • Residential construction supervisor

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of carpenters who construct, renovate and maintain structures of wood and other building materials and build and install interior finishing in residential, commercial and industrial buildings; and of cabinetmakers who construct and repair custom wooden cabinets, furniture, fixtures and related products
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity
  • Train or arrange for training of workers
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • Ensure standards for safe working conditions are observed
  • Prepare schedules and other reports
  • May manage the operations of their own companies
  • May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers.

Small businesses' contractors may execute tasks within their trade area of expertise, which is generally not the case for supervisors or contractors associated with a medium or large business.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Several years of experience as a qualified carpenter or cabinetmaker are required.
  • Journeyman/woman trade certification as a carpenter or cabinetmaker is usually required.

Additional information

  • There is some mobility among jobs within a specific trade; however, there is little or no intertrade mobility.

Exclusions

  • Construction managers (0711)
  • Home building and renovation managers (0712)
  • Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing (9224)

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
7 - Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
Skill level
2 - Occupations usually require college education, specialized training or apprenticeship training
Major group
72 - Industrial, electrical and construction trades
Minor group
720 - Contractors and supervisors, industrial, electrical and construction trades and related workers
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2016
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