Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling (NOC 9221)

About this job

Supervisors in this group:

  • supervise and coordinate the activities of workers in motor vehicle production departments
  • work in plants that manufacture automobiles, vans and light trucks
Common job titles
  • foreperson, automobile assembly
  • foreperson, motor vehicle manufacturing
  • supervisor, body shop / paint shop


Supervisors in this group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of workers in motor vehicle manufacturing production departments such as body shop, chassis, paint, trim and hardware, and final assembly
  • set up methods to meet work schedules and coordinate work activities with other units
  • solve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality
  • order materials and supplies
  • train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policy
  • recommend staffing actions such as hiring and promotions
  • prepare production and other reports

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a regular controlled indoor setting.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Progression to managerial positions is possible with experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.