National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 Version 1.0


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9224 - Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who manufacture furniture and fixtures made of wood or other materials. They are employed in furniture and fixtures manufacturing establishments.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • desk assembly foreman/woman
    • furniture and fixtures manufacturing supervisor
    • furniture assembly foreman/woman
    • furniture finishers supervisor
    • laminating foreman/woman
    • woodworking machine operator foreman/woman - furniture and fixtures manufacturing
    • woodworking machine operators supervisor - furniture and fixtures manufacturing

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Cabinetmakers (See 7272 Cabinetmakers)
    • Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades (See 7204 Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades)
    • Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectors (See 9532 Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectors)
    • Furniture finishers and refinishers (See 9534 Furniture finishers and refinishers)
    • Supervisors of millwork and wood product manufacturing other than furniture and fixture, and wood machining (See 9227 Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly)
    • Woodworking machine operators (See 9437 Woodworking machine operators)
  • Main duties

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

    • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who assemble furniture and fixtures of any materials, operate woodworking machines and finish furniture to specified colour or finish
    • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
    • Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity and product quality
    • Requisition materials and supplies
    • Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policy
    • Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
    • Prepare production and other reports.
  • Employment requirements

    • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
    • Experience as a furniture and fixture assembler, woodworking machine operator, cabinetmaker or furniture finisher, is usually required.
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