Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities (NOC 9212)

High opportunity occupation

About this job

Supervisors in this group supervise and coordinate the activities of workers in the following groups:

These workers are employed by:

  • petroleum and natural gas processing
  • pipeline and petrochemical companies
  • chemical and pharmaceutical companies
  • water and waste treatment utilities
  • a range of other industries and institutions
Common job titles
  • by-products extraction
  • chief power engineer
  • chief, power plant / water treatment
  • chlorine plant
  • coater, calendering
  • compost facility / landfill


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

  • supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of workers who operate petroleum refineries, chemical plants, water and waste disposal plants and equipment, pipelines, heating plants and power stations and systems
  • identify, investigate, correct and document potential environmental and safety problems
  • 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
  • provide information for maintenance plans to make sure that maintenance and production objectives are met
  • 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 and develop and manage operating budget for area of responsibility
  • may also supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of trades workers, labourers or other workers

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a controlled indoor setting.
  • Workers may be exposed to chemicals and gases that may be hazardous.
  • The workplace may contain strong odours.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

There is some movement between occupations with similar technological or licensing requirements within this group.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.