First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers

Also called: Electrical Foreman, Maintenance Foreman, Maintenance Supervisor,



What they do:
Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers. May also advise customers on recommended services. Excludes team or work leaders.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Resource Management
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job
  • managing your time and the time of other people
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • teaching people how to do something

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Hearing and Speech
  • recognize spoken words
  • speak clearly
Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • certificate after high school
usually needed

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$67,460
$40,880
$105,810

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

On the job, you would:
  • 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.

KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Resource Management
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job
  • managing your time and the time of other people
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • teaching people how to do something

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
Hearing and Speech
  • recognize spoken words
  • speak clearly
Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time

PERSONALITY

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

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • certificate after high school
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$67,460
$40,880
$105,810

EXPLORE MORE