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First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers. May also advise customers on recommended services. Excludes team or work leaders.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Inspect, test, and measure completed work, using devices such as hand tools or gauges to verify conformance to standards or repair requirements.
    • 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.
    • Interpret specifications, blueprints, or job orders to construct templates and lay out reference points for workers.
    • Monitor employees' work levels and review work performance.
    • Perform skilled repair or maintenance operations, using equipment such as hand or power tools, hydraulic presses or shears, or welding equipment.
    • Compute estimates and actual costs of factors such as materials, labor, or outside contractors.
    • Participate in budget preparation and administration, coordinating purchasing and documentation and monitoring departmental expenditures.
    • Monitor tool and part inventories and the condition and maintenance of shops to ensure adequate working conditions.
    • Requisition materials and supplies, such as tools, equipment, or replacement parts.
    • Confer with personnel, such as management, engineering, quality control, customer, or union workers' representatives, to coordinate work activities, resolve employee grievances, or identify and review resource needs.
    • Determine schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment, and skill of personnel.
    • Examine objects, systems, or facilities and analyze information to determine needed installations, services, or repairs.
    • Counsel employees about work-related issues and assist employees to correct job-skill deficiencies.
    • Recommend or initiate personnel actions, such as hires, promotions, transfers, discharges, or disciplinary measures.
    • Investigate accidents or injuries and prepare reports of findings.
    • Review, evaluate, accept, and coordinate completion of work bid from contractors.
    • Compile operational or personnel records, such as time and production records, inventory data, repair or maintenance statistics, or test results.
    • 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.
    • Meet with vendors or suppliers to discuss products used in repair work.
    • Develop or implement electronic maintenance programs or computer information management systems.
    • Design equipment configurations to meet personnel needs.

    Skills

    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    • Management of Personnel Resources

      Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    Knowledge

    • 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.

    • 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.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 68640/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 33/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 16,630
    • Yearly Projected Openings 1,580

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Stress Tolerance
    • Integrity
    • Leadership
    • Self Control

    Tools

    • Mainframe computers
    • Liquid penetrant examination equipment
    • Laser printers
    • Desktop computers
    • Calipers

    Technology

    • Project management software
    • Facilities management software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Data base user interface and query software

    Tags

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