Contractors and supervisors of pipefitting trades

Contractors and supervisors of pipefitting trades

NOC
7203

- Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades

Oversee and coordinate the activities of plumbers, steamfitters, pipefitters, sprinkler system installers and gas fitters. They may own a contracting business.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

17
 

Median Hourly Wage

$40.00
$21.88
Low
$52.00
High

Median Salary

$66,043
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

148
 

% Working Full Time

96%
 

% Working Full Year

64%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes plumbing and other pipefitting trade contractors who own and operate their own businesses. This group also includes supervisors who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers classified in the following unit groups: Plumbers (7251), Steamfitters, Pipefitters and Sprinkler System Installers (7252) and Gas Fitters (7253). They are employed by construction companies, mechanical, plumbing and pipefitting trade contractors and maintenance departments of industrial, commercial and manufacturing establishments.

Main Duties

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

  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who install, repair and maintain piping systems used for the transmission of steam, heat, water, oil and other liquids and gases in residential, commercial, industrial and other installations
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity
  • Train or arrange for training of workers
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • Ensure standards for safe working conditions are observed
  • Prepare schedules and other reports
  • May manage the operations of their own companies
  • May supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers.

Also Known As

  • gas fitters foreman/woman
  • gas fitters supervisor
  • pipefitters foreman/woman
  • pipefitting contractor
  • plumber foreman/woman
  • plumbers supervisor
  • plumbing contractor
  • sprinkler system installer foreman/woman
  • steamfitter foreman/woman
  • steamfitters supervisor
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Several years of experience as a qualified tradesperson in a relevant trade are required.
  • Journeyman/woman trade certification in a relevant trade is required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

7.1%
Female
92.9%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

0.0%
15-24
19.2%
25-34
19.2%
35-44
34.6%
45-54
19.2%
55-64
7.7%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

6.9%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
6.9%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
62.1%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
24.1%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

64.3%
Construction
14.3%
Public administration
7.1%
Retail trade
14.3%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

16.00%
Northeast
24.00%
Southeast
32.00%
Southwest
28.00%
Central
0.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

N/A
Northeast
N/A
Southeast
$132,665
Southwest
$65,174
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$66,043

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$65,716

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$66,043

Newfoundland

$134,376

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$81,092

Canada

$82,325
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

17
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-4
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

21
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

70
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

70