First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers

Maintenance Foreman, Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Supervisor, Service Manager

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What they do:
Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers. May also advise customers on recommended services. Excludes team or work leaders.
On the job, you would:
  • Inspect, test, and measure completed work, using devices such as hand tools or gauges to verify conformance to standards or repair requirements.
  • 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.
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, or job orders to construct templates and lay out reference points for workers.



  • management
  • customer service

Engineering and Technology

  • mechanical

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills

  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • talking to others

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Resource Management

  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job
  • managing your time and the time of other people



  • 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
  • use rules to solve problems

Hearing and Speech

  • recognize spoken words
  • speak clearly

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns


People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Self Control


You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Microsoft Dynamics Hot Technology
  • SAP software Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Data base user interface and query software

  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
  • Yardi software Hot Technology


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

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