First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers
Also called: Electrical Foreman, Facilities Manager, Maintenance Foreman, Maintenance Supervisor
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In the car repair shop, on the factory floor, and anywhere industrial machines are at work, supervisors ensure that mechanics, installers, and repairers work safely, accurately, and keep on schedule. These supervisors coordinate workers’ activities, and set their schedules and assignments. To make sure quality standards are met consistently, they review their team’s performance, and test out their repairs. Supervisors keep tabs on spending, and regularly calculate the cost of materials, labor, and outside contractors. Supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers walk the floor to monitor work areas and equipment, make sure workers have the right tools and supplies, and provide safety training to prevent accidents and unsafe practices. When accidents occur, they investigate and write up reports. Supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers work in a wide variety of settings, including car repair shops, car dealerships, building equipment contractors, industrial machinery repair outfits, and electric power and natural gas utilities. Positions require a high school diploma or equivalent, technical training, or an associate's degree, along with previous related work experience.
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
- computers and electronics
- customer service
Safety and Government
- public safety and security
- law and government
Arts and Humanities
- English language
- 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
- 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:
- Attention to Detail
- Stress Tolerance
- Self Control
You might use software like this on the job:
Project management software
Data base user interface and query software
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
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- Ship & Boat Captains
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