Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades (NOC 7301)

High opportunity occupation

About this job

This group includes heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, millwrighting and elevator installation trade contractors who own and operate their own businesses.

This group also includes supervisors employed in a wide range of establishments who supervise and coordinate the activities of workers classified in groups within the following areas:

  • machinery and transportation equipment mechanics (except motor vehicle)
  • automotive service technicians and other mechanics
Common job titles
  • chief AME (aircraft maintenance engineer)
  • contractor, air conditioning / heating
  • contractor, appliance repair
  • foreperson, a / c and refrigeration
  • foreperson, aircraft engine assembly
  • foreperson, aircraft maintenance engineers


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

  • supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of workers who repair and maintain aircraft, railway locomotives and cars, industrial machinery and equipment, construction and other heavy equipment, textile equipment, printing machines, heating equipment and furnaces, transformers and other electrical equipment, motor vehicles, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, electric appliances, and other equipment such as motorcycles, outboard motors and snowmobiles
  • establish methods to meet work schedules and coordinate work activities with other departments
  • order materials and supplies
  • solve work problems and recommend ways to improve work productivity
  • train or arrange for training of workers
  • recommend personnel actions such as hiring and promotions
  • make sure that work safety standard are followed
  • prepare production and other reports
  • may manage the operations of their own company
  • may also supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupational group:

  • Work generally takes place indoors.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

There is little or no inter-trade movement among the supervisors in this group.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.