Contractors and supervisors of heavy equipment operators

Contractors and supervisors of heavy equipment operators

NOC
7302

- Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews

Oversee and co-ordinate the activities of heavy equipment workers in fields, such as construction, surface mining, material handling, railways and public works. They may own a contracting business.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Good
Good

3 Year Job Openings

109
 

Median Hourly Wage

$25.00
$18.00
Low
$38.00
High

Median Salary

$60,283
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

1,009
 

% Working Full Time

98%
 

% Working Full Year

66%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes excavating, grading, paving, drilling and blasting contractors who own and operate their own business.

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 operate cranes and construction, paving, drilling, railway maintenance and other similar heavy equipment
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other project supervisors or managers
  • 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
  • Prepare production and other reports
  • May manage the operations of own company
  • May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers.

Also Known As

  • demolition foreman/woman
  • drilling and blasting foreman/woman - construction
  • excavating contractor
  • heavy equipment operators supervisor
  • logging road construction foreman/woman
  • oil field construction supervisor
  • paving contractor
  • pipeline construction supervisor
  • railway gang foreman/woman
  • railway section foreman/woman
  • railway track maintenance foreman/woman
  • road maintenance foreman/woman
  • track foreman/woman - railway
  • water well drilling supervisor
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Several years of experience in the occupation supervised is required.
  • Journeyman/woman trade certification in a relevant trade may be 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

1.8%
Female
98.2%
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

1.2%
15-24
15.5%
25-34
26.8%
35-44
24.4%
45-54
25.0%
55-64
7.1%
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

17.2%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
39.6%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
12.4%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
24.3%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
6.5%
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

68.2%
Construction
10.0%
Transportation and warehousing
9.4%
Public administration
12.4%
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

22.60%
Northeast
26.80%
Southeast
25.00%
Southwest
13.70%
Central
11.90%
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

$61,508
Northeast
$54,684
Southeast
$66,320
Southwest
$61,099
Central
$63,488
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.

Northeast

$25.00
$18.00
Low
$35.50
High

Southeast

$25.00
$18.00
Low
$38.00
High

Southwest

$26.92
$16.20
Low
$35.00
High

Central

$25.00
$18.00
Low
$38.00
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

$60,283

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$68,266

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

New Brunswick

$60,283

Newfoundland

$78,404

Prince Edward Island

$39,933

Nova Scotia

$61,984

Canada

$72,395
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

109
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-38
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

147
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

531
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

47
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

484