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First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers

Also called: Electrical Foreman, Facilities Manager, Maintenance Foreman, Maintenance Supervisor

What they do:
Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
On the job, you would:
  • Determine schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment, and skill of personnel.
  • 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.


Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics
  • customer service
  • management
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Resource Management
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job
  • managing your time and the time of other people
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • teaching people how to do something


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Hearing and Speech
  • recognize spoken words
  • speak clearly
  • do two or more things at the same time


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Leadership
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Self Control
  • Integrity


You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software
  • ComputerEase software
  • HCSS HeavyBid
Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • Microsoft Access
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • SAP software
  • WorkTech MAXIMO


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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