First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
SOC: 49-1011.00

Description:

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


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
447,100 employed

Projected (2024):
471,400 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Air Conditioning Supervisor
  • Air-Conditioning Installer Supervisor
  • Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor
  • Airport Maintenance Chief
  • Airport Skilled Maintenance Supervisor
  • Apartment Maintenance Supervisor
  • Appliance Service Supervisor
  • Artillery Maintenance Supervisor
  • Assistant Director of Plant Operations
  • Auto Fleet Maintenance Manager
  • Auto Mechanic Supervisor
  • Auto Specialty Services Manager
  • Automated Teller Manager
  • Automobile Body Repair Supervisor
  • Automotive Service Manager
  • Avionics Shop Supervisor
  • Bakery Machine Mechanic Supervisor
  • Body Shop Supervisor
  • Boiler Repair Supervisor
  • Boilermaking Supervisor
  • Brake Repair Supervisor
  • Bus Repair Supervisor
  • Cabin Equipment Supervisor
  • Cable Installation Maintenance and Repair Manager
  • Cable Supervisor
  • Canal Equipment Maintenance Supervisor
  • Car and Yard Supervisor
  • Car Repair Supervisor
  • Central Office Repairer Supervisor
  • Chief Power Dispatcher
  • Communications Electrician Supervisor
  • Cooler Service Supervisor
  • Crew Chief
  • Crew Leader
  • Customer Facilities Supervisor
  • Director of Maintenance
  • Distribution Superintendent
  • Dock Supervisor
  • Electric Distribution Department Manager
  • Electric Motor Repair Supervisor
  • Electric Motor Repairing Supervisor
  • Electrical & Instrumentation Supervisor (E&I Supervisor)
  • Electrical Appliance Servicer Supervisor
  • Electrical Foreman
  • Electrical Installation Supervisor
  • Electrical Repair and Telephone Line Maintenance Supervisor
  • Electrical Supervisor
  • Electrician Substation Supervisor
  • Electronic Controls Repairer Supervisor
  • Electronic Maintenance Supervisor
  • Electronics Systems Maintenance Supervisor
  • Elevator Constructor Supervisor
  • Elevator Installation and Repair Field Superintendent
  • Endless Track Vehicle Supervisor
  • Engine Repair Supervisor
  • Engine Testing Supervisor
  • Equipment Maintenance Supervisor
  • Equipment Superintendent
  • Facilities Maintenance Supervisor
  • Facilities Manager
  • Facilities Supervisor
  • Facility Maintenance Supervisor
  • Facility Manager
  • Farm Equipment Maintenance Supervisor
  • Fire Fighting Equipment Maintenance Supervisor
  • Fleet Maintenance Foreman
  • Flight Test Supervisor
  • Fuel System Maintenance Supervisor
  • Garage Supervisor
  • Garage Worker
  • Garageman
  • Gas Meter Repair Supervisor
  • Gear Repair Supervisor
  • Grip Boss
  • Ground Crew Chief
  • Head Lineman
  • Instrument Mechanics Supervisor
  • Instrument Repair Supervisor
  • Instrument Shop Supervisor
  • Lead Mechanic
  • Leased Machinery and Equipment Service Supervisor
  • Line Crew Supervisor
  • Line Department Supervisor
  • Line Installation Supervisor
  • Line Supervisor
  • Local Superintendent
  • Lock Maintenance Supervisor
  • Locomotive Supervisor
  • Loom Fixer Supervisor
  • Machine Erecting Millwright or Repair Lead Person
  • Machinery Repair Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Coordinator
  • Maintenance Director
  • Maintenance Foreman
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance Planner
  • Maintenance Service Supervisor
  • Maintenance Superintendent
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Marine Service Manager
  • Mechanical Maintenance Foreman
  • Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor
  • Mechanics Supervisor
  • Meter and Regulator Shop Supervisor
  • Meter Repair Shop Supervisor
  • Meter Shop Supervisor
  • Meter Supervisor
  • Meters Superintendent
  • Millwright Supervisor
  • Mobile Battery Equipment Maintenance Supervisor
  • Motor Equipment Commanding Officer
  • Motorcycle Repair Shop Supervisor
  • Office Machine Service Supervisor
  • Oil Field Equipment Mechanic Supervisor
  • Outside Machinist Supervisor
  • Pin-Setting Machine Installation Superintendent
  • Plant Maintenance Supervisor
  • Plant Wire Chief
  • Powerhouse Mechanic Supervisor
  • Preventive Maintenance Coordinator
  • Production Crew Supervisor
  • Protective Signal Superintendent
  • Pump Service Supervisor
  • Pump Servicer Supervisor
  • Radio Interference Supervisor
  • Railroad Car Repair Supervisor
  • Reclamation Supervisor
  • Refrigeration Repair Supervisor
  • Refueling Ramp Supervisor
  • Repair Department Manager
  • Repair Department Supervisor
  • Repair Supervisor
  • Repeater Chief
  • Retread Supervisor
  • Rig Manager
  • Rigger Supervisor
  • Roundhouse Supervisor
  • Salvage Supervisor
  • Section Hand
  • Section Supervisor
  • Service and Repair Supervisor
  • Service Manager
  • Service Supervisor
  • Shop Foreman
  • Shop Manager
  • Signal Supervisor
  • Smoke Control Supervisor
  • Sound Technician Supervisor
  • Station Installation Supervisor
  • Steam Distribution Supervisor
  • Storage Garage Manager
  • Street Light Servicer Supervisor
  • Substation Electrician Supervisor
  • Subway Repair Supervisor
  • Supercharge Repair Supervisor
  • Supercharger Repair Supervisor
  • Superintendent
  • Tank and Amphibian Tractor Operations Chief
  • Team Leader
  • Technical Supervisor
  • Telephone Installers and Repairers Supervisor
  • Test Deck Supervisor
  • Test Desk Supervisor
  • Tire Service Supervisor
  • Transmission Maintenance Supervisor
  • Transmission Supervisor
  • Truck Repair Supervisor
  • Utilities and Maintenance Supervisor
  • Utility Mechanic Supervisor
  • Water Softener Service Supervisor
  • Welding Equipment Repairer Supervisor
  • Wheel Shop Supervisor
  • Wire Chief
  • Wireworker Supervisor


  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

    Education:

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

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

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

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Calipers
  • Desktop computers
  • Dye penetrant inspection equipment
  • Laser printers
  • Mainframe computers
  • Measuring tapes
  • Personal computers
  • Plasma cutters
  • Portable drills
  • Portable welding equipment
  • Programmable logic controllers PLC
  • Two way radios
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Automated inventory software
  • ComputerEase software
  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software
  • Cost accounting software
  • Database software
  • Email software
  • HCSS HeavyBid
  • HCSS HeavyJob
  • Infor ERP SyteLine
  • Internet browser software
  • Inventory management software
  • Maintenance management software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft SharePoint software
  • Microsoft Word
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management software
  • Oracle software
  • Payroll software
  • Programmable logic controller PLC software
  • Recordkeeping software
  • SAP software
  • Scheduling software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Vehicle management software
  • Word processing software
  • WorkTech MAXIMO


  • installation maintenance and repair


    industry stats

    SOC: 49-0000

    Total Employed: 5,374,150

    Average Annual Salary: $45,990