First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

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What do 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.

Also known as:

Airport Skilled Maintenance Supervisor, Assistant Director of Plant Operations, Director of Maintenance, Electrical & Instrumentation Supervisor (E&I Supervisor), Electrical Foreman, Electrical Supervisor, Equipment Maintenance Supervisor, Facility Maintenance Supervisor, Fleet Maintenance Foreman, Fleet Maintenance Supervisor, Garage Manager, HVAC Supervisor (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Supervisor), Maintenance Coordinator, Maintenance Foreman, Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor, Maintenance Planner, Maintenance Superintendent, Maintenance Supervisor, Mechanical Maintenance Foreman, Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor, Plant Maintenance Supervisor, Production Crew Supervisor, Section Supervisor, Service Manager, Shop Foreman, Shop Manager, Shop Supervisor, Utility Mechanic Supervisor

Typical Wages

Annual wages for First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 4.4%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #36 in job growth rate
  • 1,560

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #10 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers:

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★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, Bachelors degree, is listed after the major.

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.4%)
  • Master's degree (3.5%)
  • Bachelor's degree (11.7%)
  • Associate's degree (11.8%)
  • Some college, no degree (28.5%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (36.9%)
  • Less than high school diploma (7.1%)

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People in this career often have these skills:

  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Schedule repair, installation or maintenance activities.
  • Monitor work areas or procedures to ensure compliance with safety procedures.
  • Train others in operational procedures.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure proper functioning.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 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

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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