First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

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About the Job

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers.

It is also Called

  • Wireworker Supervisor
  • Wire Chief
  • Wheel Shop Supervisor
  • Welding Equipment Repairer Supervisor
  • Water Softener Service Supervisor
  • Utility Mechanic Supervisor
  • Utilities and Maintenance Supervisor
  • Truck Repair Supervisor
  • Transmission Supervisor
  • Transmission Maintenance Supervisor
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What They Do

  • Determine schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment, and skill of personnel.
  • Inspect and monitor work areas, examine tools and equipment, and provide employee safety training to prevent, detect, and correct unsafe conditions or violations of procedures and safety rules.
  • Investigate accidents or injuries and prepare reports of findings.
  • Monitor employees' work levels and review work performance.
  • Requisition materials and supplies, such as tools, equipment, or replacement parts.
  • Inspect, test, and measure completed work, using devices such as hand tools or gauges to verify conformance to standards or repair requirements.
  • Conduct or arrange for worker training in safety, repair, or maintenance techniques, operational procedures, or equipment use.
  • Develop, implement, or evaluate maintenance policies and procedures.
  • Compute estimates and actual costs of factors such as materials, labor, or outside contractors.
  • Examine objects, systems, or facilities and analyze information to determine needed installations, services, or repairs.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: ECR.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Enterprising interests, but also prefer Conventional and Realistic environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Independence, but also value Working Conditions and Achievement in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Education Required

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

Wages

In 2018, the average annual wage in Ohio was $65,790 with most people making between $38,880 and $98,150

Outlook

0.39%
avg. annual growth

During 2016, this occupation employed approximately 16,750 people in Ohio. It is projected that there will be 17,400 employed in 2026.

This occupation will have about 65 openings due to growth and about 1,435 replacement openings for approximately 1,500 total annual openings.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Work Keys

This occupation requires a Silver certificate

Skill Level
Reading for Information4
Observation4
Applied Mathematics4
Applied Technology4
Locating Information4
Teamwork3
Writing3
Listening3
Writing2