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9221 – Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling

Supervisors in motor vehicle assembling supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in motor vehicle production departments. They are employed in plants which manufacture automobiles, vans and light trucks.


Example titles

  • Area co-ordinator - motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Assembly foreman/woman - motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Assembly supervisor - motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Assembly zone supervisor - motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Foreman/woman - motor vehicle manufacturing
  • General assembly supervisor - motor vehicle manufacturing

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers in motor vehicle manufacturing production departments such as body shop, chassis, paint, trim and hardware and final assembly
  • 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
  • Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • Prepare production and other reports.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Post-secondary education in engineering, sciences, business or other related discipline is usually required.
  • Several years of experience as a production worker in motor vehicle manufacturing are required.

Additional information

  • Progression to managerial positions is possible with experience.


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
922 – Supervisors, assembly and fabrication
Associated Career Handbook profiles
9221.0 – Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
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