Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing (NOC 9217)

About this job

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers engaged in textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing.

They work for:

  • textile manufacturing companies
  • tanneries and other manufacturers of fabric, fur and leather products
Common job titles
  • foreperson, bootmakers and shoemakers
  • foreperson, canvas products manufacturing
  • foreperson, carpet manufacturing
  • foreperson, clothing manufacture
  • foreperson, fabric, fur, leather manuf'g
  • foreperson, garment manufacturing


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

  • supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of production workers who operate machines to process natural, synthetic and hybrid textile fibre, yarn and thread; bleach, dye and finish textiles; operate manufacturing machines to cut, stitch and produce fabric, fur or leather garments and other products; and inspect textiles products
  • 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
  • may set up machines and equipment.

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

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