First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers.

Median Annual Wage: $62,150

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (34%); Post-secondary certificate (28%); Associate's degree (14%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Maintenance Supervisor; Facilities Manager; Crew Leader; Maintenance Foreman; Maintenance Manager; Production Crew Supervisor; Facility Maintenance Supervisor; Maintenance Planner; Superintendent; Electrical Foreman

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers.

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  • Inspect and monitor work areas, examine tools and equipment, and provide employee safety training to prevent, detect, and correct unsafe conditions or violations of procedures and safety rules.
  • Investigate accidents or injuries and prepare reports of findings.
  • Monitor employees' work levels and review work performance.
  • Requisition materials and supplies, such as tools, equipment, or replacement parts.
  • Inspect, test, and measure completed work, using devices such as hand tools or gauges to verify conformance to standards or repair requirements.
  • Conduct or arrange for worker training in safety, repair, or maintenance techniques, operational procedures, or equipment use.
  • Develop, implement, or evaluate maintenance policies and procedures.
  • Compute estimates and actual costs of factors such as materials, labor, or outside contractors.
  • Perform skilled repair or maintenance operations, using equipment such as hand or power tools, hydraulic presses or shears, or welding equipment.
  • Monitor tool and part inventories and the condition and maintenance of shops to ensure adequate working conditions.
  • Confer with personnel, such as management, engineering, quality control, customer, or union workers' representatives, to coordinate work activities, resolve employee grievances, or identify and review resource needs.
  • Examine objects, systems, or facilities and analyze information to determine needed installations, services, or repairs.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration, coordinating purchasing and documentation and monitoring departmental expenditures.
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, or job orders to construct templates and lay out reference points for workers.
  • Counsel employees about work-related issues and assist employees to correct job-skill deficiencies.
  • Recommend or initiate personnel actions, such as hires, promotions, transfers, discharges, or disciplinary measures.
  • Review, evaluate, accept, and coordinate completion of work bid from contractors.
  • Compile operational or personnel records, such as time and production records, inventory data, repair or maintenance statistics, or test results.
  • Develop or implement electronic maintenance programs or computer information management systems.
  • Meet with vendors or suppliers to discuss products used in repair work.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers.

  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers.

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