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9222 – Supervisors, electronics manufacturing

Supervisors in electronics manufacturing 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.

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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

This group performs 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.

Exclusions

  • Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians (2241)
  • Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers (9523)
  • Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment) (2242)
  • Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing (9223)

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
9 - Occupations in manufacturing and utilities
Skill level
2 - Occupations usually require college education, specialized training or apprenticeship training
Major group
92 - Processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators
Minor group
922 - Supervisors, assembly and fabrication
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2016
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