Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers supervise and co-ordinate the activities of various tradespersons, installers, repairers and servicers classified in the following minor groups: Masonry and plastering trades (728), Other construction trades (729) and Other installers, repairers and servicers (744). They are employed by a wide range of establishments; places of employment are indicated in the unit group descriptions. Contractors may be self-employed. This unit group also includes prefabricated product installation and service contractors and proprietors of some repair and service establishments.

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Example titles

  • Bicycle repair shop supervisor
  • Bricklaying contractor
  • Cement finishing contractor
  • Glaziers foreman/woman
  • Insulators foreman/woman
  • Painters and decorators supervisor
  • Painting contractor
  • Pest control supervisor
  • Plasterer foreman/woman
  • Roofing contractor
  • Tilesetters supervisor

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of construction workers engaged in bricklaying, roofing, cement finishing, tilesetting, plastering, drywall installation, glazing, insulating and painting, and workers who install and service prefabricated products in residential and commercial properties, as well as workers who repair a wide variety of products, such as musical instruments, sports equipment, vending machines, bicycles and cameras
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other subcontractors
  • Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Train workers in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • Prepare work progress reports
  • May manage the operations of own company
  • May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers.

Small businesses' contractors may execute tasks within their trade area of expertise, which is generally not the case for supervisors or contractors associated with a medium or large business.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Several years of experience in the trade or in the work area supervised are usually required.
  • Journeyman/woman trade certification may be required for some occupations in this unit group.

Additional information

There is little or no mobility among supervisors in this unit group.

Exclusions

  • Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades (7204)
  • Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades (7203)
  • Electrical contractors and supervisors of electricians (in 7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations)
  • Ironwork contractors and supervisors of ironworkers (in 7201 Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations) Follow me

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