First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

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Also known as:  Automobile Body Repair Supervisor, Body Shop Supervisor, Electronic Maintenance Supervisor, Fleet Maintenance Supervisor, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Supervisor, Oil Field Equipment Mechanic Supervisor, Railroad Car Repair Supervisor, Repair Department Supervisor
SNAPSHOT Expand
Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers.
Leadership
HIGH
Critical decision making
HIGH
Level of responsibilities
HIGH
Job challenge and pressure to meet deadlines
HIGH
Dealing and handling conflict
LOW
Competition for this position
HIGH
Communication with others
HIGH
Work closely with team members, clients etc.
HIGH
Comfort of the work setting
HIGH
Exposure to extreme environmental conditions
LOW
Exposure to job hazards
LOW
Physical demands
LOW
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DAILY TASKS Expand
Investigate accidents or injuries and prepare reports of findings.
Participate in budget preparation and administration, coordinating purchasing and documentation and monitoring departmental expenditures.
Recommend or initiate personnel actions, such as hires, promotions, transfers, discharges, or disciplinary measures.
Meet with vendors or suppliers to discuss products used in repair work.
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.
Perform skilled repair or maintenance operations, using equipment such as hand or power tools, hydraulic presses or shears, or welding equipment.
Develop, implement, or evaluate maintenance policies and procedures.
Compile operational or personnel records, such as time and production records, inventory data, repair or maintenance statistics, or test results.
Requisition materials and supplies, such as tools, equipment, or replacement parts.
Counsel employees about work-related issues and assist employees to correct job-skill deficiencies.
Conduct or arrange for worker training in safety, repair, or maintenance techniques, operational procedures, or equipment use.
MAIN ACTIVITIES Expand
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
Getting Information Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE Expand
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.
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.
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
KEY ABILITIES Expand
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
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.
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.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
TOP SKILLS Expand
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
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