Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
On the Job
Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers directly supervise the activities of workers who maintain or repair a variety of things, including machines, equipment, vehicles, or buildings.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Inspect completed work to ensure proper functioning.
- Inspect systems to determine if they are operating properly.
- Interpret blueprints, specifications, or diagrams to inform installation, development or operation activities.
- Confer with coworkers to coordinate work activities.
- Plan work procedures.
- Maintain work equipment or machinery.
- Schedule repair, installation or maintenance activities.
- Supervise employees.
- Monitor work areas or procedures to ensure compliance with safety procedures.
- Document operational activities.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Working with a group or team.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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