Supervisor of Mechanic, Installer, and Repairer

Also called: Air Conditioning Supervisor, Air-Conditioning Installer Supervisor, Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor, Airport Maintenance Chief, Airport Skilled Maintenance Supervisor

$73,100

estimated salary

First-Line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers directly supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers. May also advise customers on recommended services. Excludes team or work leaders.

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

Work Context information for this career will be available soon.

Work Activities
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
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Detailed Work Activities
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Monitor work areas or procedures to ensure compliance with safety procedures.
  • Train others in operational procedures.
  • Schedule repair, installation or maintenance activities.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Inspect systems to determine if they are operating properly.
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Knowledge

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.
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Skills

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.
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Abilities

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.
Speech Clarity
  • The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
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Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Social Orientation
  • Self Control
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Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Yardi Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
  • Vehicle management software
  • Recordkeeping software
  • Database software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • WorkTech MAXIMO Hot Technology
  • SAP Hot Technology
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Dynamics Hot Technology
  • Infor ERP SyteLine Hot Technology
Industrial control software
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software Hot Technology
  • Programmable logic controller PLC software
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