Contractors and supervisors of mechanical trades

Contractors and supervisors of mechanical trades

NOC
7301

- Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades

Oversee and co-ordinate the activities of tradespersons in heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, millwrighting or automotive and equipment mechanics.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

59
 

Median Hourly Wage

$26.00
$15.00
Low
$32.21
High

Median Salary

$57,741
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

409
 

% Working Full Time

96%
 

% Working Full Year

78%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, millwrighting and elevator and other equipment installation and mechanic trades contractors who own and operate their own businesses. This group also includes supervisors who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers classified in unit groups within the following minor groups: Machinery and Transportation Equipment Mechanics (Except Motor Vehicle) (731), Automotive Service Technicians (732) and Other Mechanics (733).

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 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 co-ordinate work activities with other departments
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity
  • Train or arrange for training of workers
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hiring and promotions
  • Ensure that standards for safe working conditions are observed
  • Prepare production and other reports
  • May manage the operations of their own companies
  • May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers.

Also Known As

  • air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic foreman/woman
  • aircraft maintenance engineers (AME) supervisor
  • aircraft mechanics and inspectors foreman/woman
  • appliance repair shop supervisor
  • electrical mechanics foreman/woman
  • heating systems contractor
  • heating systems mechanics foreman/woman
  • heavy machinery assembly foreman/woman
  • industrial mechanics supervisor
  • motor vehicle repair shop supervisor
  • printing machine repairers foreman/woman
  • railway car repairer foreman/woman
  • railway equipment maintenance inspectors foreman/woman
  • small-engine repair shop foreman/woman
  • textile machine mechanics foreman/woman
Requirements

Employment Requirements

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

3.9%
Female
96.1%
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

2.6%
15-24
12.8%
25-34
23.1%
35-44
30.8%
45-54
28.2%
55-64
2.6%
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

10.3%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
11.5%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
37.2%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
38.5%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
2.6%
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

35.5%
Construction
19.7%
Other services (except public administration)
9.2%
Manufacturing
35.5%
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

21.80%
Northeast
28.20%
Southeast
16.70%
Southwest
17.90%
Central
15.40%
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

$57,594
Northeast
$57,552
Southeast
$68,365
Southwest
$58,827
Central
$41,155
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

Southeast

$26.00
$15.00
Low
$32.21
High
No Data Available

Central

$26.00
$15.00
Low
$32.21
High
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

$57,741

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$58,879

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

New Brunswick

$57,741

Newfoundland

$90,658

Prince Edward Island

$52,858

Nova Scotia

$69,498

Canada

$67,266
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

59
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

61
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

205
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

205