National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 Version 1.0


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9221 - Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in motor vehicle production departments. They are employed in plants which manufacture automobiles, vans and light trucks.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • area co-ordinator - motor vehicle manufacturing
    • assembly foreman/woman - motor vehicle manufacturing
    • assembly supervisor - motor vehicle manufacturing
    • assembly zone supervisor - motor vehicle manufacturing
    • foreman/woman - motor vehicle manufacturing
    • general assembly supervisor - motor vehicle manufacturing

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers (See 9522 Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers)
    • Supervisors of engine assemblers (See 9226 Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing)
  • Main duties

    Supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

    • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers in motor vehicle manufacturing production departments such as body shop, chassis, paint, trim and hardware and final assembly
    • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
    • Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality
    • Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
    • Requisition materials and supplies
    • Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
    • Prepare production and other reports.
  • Employment requirements

    • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
    • Post-secondary education in engineering, sciences, business or other related discipline is usually required.
    • Several years of experience as a production worker in motor vehicle manufacturing are required.
  • Additional information

    • Progression to managerial positions is possible with experience.
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