7203 Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades
This unit group includes plumbing and other pipefitting trade contractors who own and operate their own businesses. This group also includes supervisors who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers classified in the following unit groups: Plumbers (7251), Steamfitters, Pipefitters and Sprinkler System Installers (7252) and Gas Fitters (7253). They are employed by construction companies, mechanical, plumbing and pipefitting trade contractors and maintenance departments of industrial, commercial and manufacturing establishments.
foreman/woman, gas fitters
foreman/woman, sprinkler system installers
supervisor, gas fitters
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Contractors and supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who install, repair and maintain piping systems used for the transmission of steam, heat, water, oil and other liquids and gases in residential, commercial, industrial and other installations
Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
Requisition materials and supplies
Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity
Train or arrange for training of workers
Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
Ensure standards for safe working conditions are observed
Prepare schedules and other reports
May manage the operations of their own companies
May supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers.
Completion of secondary school is usually required.
Several years of experience as a qualified tradesperson in a relevant trade are required.
Journeyman/woman trade certification in a relevant trade is required.
- There is little or no intertrade mobility among the supervisors in this unit group.
- Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers (7205)