Contractors and supervisors of heavy equipment operator crews supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers classified in the following unit groups: Crane operators (NOC 7371), Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction (NOC 7372), Water well drillers (NOC 7373), Longshore workers (NOC 7451), Material handlers (NOC 7452), Heavy equipment operators (except crane) (NOC 7521), Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers (NOC 7522), Railway yard and track maintenance workers (NOC 7531), and Public works and maintenance labourers (NOC 7621).
- Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who operate cranes and construction, paving, drilling, railway maintenance and other similar heavy equipment
- Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other project supervisors or managers
- Requisition materials and supplies
- Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity
- Train or arrange for training of workers
- Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
- Prepare production and other reports
- May manage the operations of own company
- May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers.
Small businesses' contractors may execute tasks within their trade area of expertise, which is generally not the case for supervisors or contractors associated with a medium or large business.
Drilling and blasting foreman/woman - construction
Heavy equipment operators supervisor
Logging road construction foreman/woman
Oil field construction supervisor
Railway section foreman/woman
Road maintenance foreman/woman
Water well drilling supervisor
Contractors and supervisors of heavy equipment operator crews are employed in a wide range of establishments; places of employment are indicated in the above unit group descriptions. Contractors may be self-employed.
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