Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades (NOC 7203)

About this job

This group includes plumbing and other pipefitting trade contractors who own and operate their own businesses. It also includes supervisors who supervise and coordinate the activities of workers classified in the following groups:

These workers are employed by:

  • construction companies
  • mechanical, plumbing and pipefitting trade contractors
  • maintenance departments of industrial, commercial and manufacturing establishments
Common job titles
  • foreperson, fire protection equipment
  • foreperson, gas fitters / gas service
  • foreperson, marine pipefitters
  • foreperson, plumbing / plumbers
  • foreperson, steamfitters


Contractors and supervisors in this group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of workers who install, repair and maintain piping systems used for the transmission of steam, heat, water, oil and other liquids and gases in residential, commercial, industrial and other installations
  • set up methods to meet work schedules and coordinate work activities with other departments
  • order materials and supplies
  • solve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity
  • train or arrange for training of workers
  • recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • make sure standards for safe working conditions are met
  • prepare schedules and other reports
  • may manage the operations of own company
  • may supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work generally takes place indoors in a setting.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

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

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.