Job description Aircraft Maintenance Service Supervisor near Toronto (ON)

Find out what work is like for an aircraft maintenance service supervisor in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades (NOC 7301).

Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades


Contractors and supervisors in mechanic trades 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). They are employed in a wide range of establishments; places of employment are indicated in the unit group descriptions of the above minor groups. Contractors may be self-employed.

Job duties

  • This group performs 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.
  • Small businesses' contractors may execute tasks within their trade area of expertise, which is generally not the case for supervisors or contractors associated with a medium or large business.

Job titles

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

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