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
  • foreperson, automobile assembly
  • foreperson, motor vehicle manufacturing
  • supervisor, body shop / paint shop

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$58,702

Source: 2011 National Household Survey (Full-time full-year median employment income)

Provincial hourly rate

  • High
  • Median
  • Low

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Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage Report

Duties

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.

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Post-secondary education in engineering, sciences, business or other related discipline is usually required.
  • Several years of experience as a production worker in motor vehicle manufacturing are required.

Skills

  • Directive
  • Social
  • Numerical Ability
  • Clerical Ability
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Education programs in B.C.

The following program areas are related to this occupation:
  • Business Administration/Management/Commerce
  • Engineering Science

For more information about programs offered specifically for this career, visit EducationPlannerBC.

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Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
Employment in 2016:
0
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Kootenay
Employment in 2016:
0
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Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
50
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North Coast & Nechako
Employment in 2016:
0
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Northeast
Employment in 2016:
0
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Thompson-Okanagan
Employment in 2016:
0
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Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
0
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Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

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.