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First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers

Also called: 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.

Knowledge

Business
  • management
  • customer service
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

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

Abilities

Verbal
  • 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

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Dynamics Hot Technology
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Hot Technology
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software Hot Technology
  • Yardi software Hot Technology

Education

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

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$71,260
$43,800
$105,910

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