Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades (NOC 7301)

Job titles

  • air conditioning and refrigeration contractor
  • air conditioning mechanics foreman/woman
  • aircraft engine assemblers foreman/woman
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Nature of work

This unit group includes heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, millwrighting and elevator and other equipment installation and mechanic trades contractors who own and operate their own businesses. This group also includes supervisors who 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.

Fields of interest

  • Making or building things, constructing, doing repairs, and performing installations
  • Managing, organizing, administrating
  • Working for yourself
  • Working in transportation and maintenance

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 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.

Main characteristics of the occupation

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • * Several years of experience as a qualified tradesperson in a relevant trade are usually required.
  • * Journeyman/woman trade certification in a relevant trade is required.

Skill type

  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations

Skill level

  • Technical

More information

  • * There is little or no intertrade mobility among the supervisors in this unit group.

Professional associations

  • Ordre des technologues professionnels du Québec (OTPQ)
  • 606, rue Cathcart, suite 505
  • Montréal, QC
  • H3B1K9
  • Toll free: 1-800-561-3459
  • Phone: 514-845-3247
  • Fax: 514-845-3643
  • Email: info@otpq.qc.ca