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9217 – Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing

Supervisors in textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers engaged in textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing. They are employed by textile manufacturing companies, tanneries and other manufacturers of fabric, fur and leather products.


Example titles

  • Boot and shoe foreman/woman
  • Canvas products manufacturing foreman/woman
  • Dye room supervisor
  • Embroidery supervisor - fabric products
  • Fabric-cutting department foreman/woman
  • Finishing supervisor - textiles
  • Foreman/woman - textile processing
  • Fur dressing foreman/woman
  • Hat and cap makers foreman/woman
  • Knitting supervisor
  • Leather products sample room foreman/woman
  • Sewing machine operators supervisor
  • Stitching department supervisor
  • Tannery foreman/woman

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of production workers who operate machines to process natural, synthetic and hybrid textile fibre, yarn and thread; bleach, dye and finish textiles; operate manufacturing machines to cut, stitch and produce fabric, fur or leather garments and other products; and inspect textile products
  • 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 staff 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 is usually required.
  • Post-secondary education in textile technology or a related field may be required for some positions in this group.
  • Several years of experience as a worker in the unit group being supervised are usually required.
  • Experience may be required in a specific process, or with a specific product or type of equipment.

Additional information

  • Progression to managerial positions is possible with experience.
  • There is some mobility among supervisory positions in this group.


Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
9 – Occupations in manufacturing and utilities
Skill level
B – Occupations usually require college education, specialized training or apprenticeship training.
Major group
92 – Processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators
Minor group
921 – Supervisors, processing and manufacturing occupations
Associated Career Handbook profiles
9217.1 – Supervisors, textile processing 9217.2 – Supervisors, fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing
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