CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

First-Line Managers/Supervisors Mech/Instalrs/Repair

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Mech/Instalrs/Repair
Summary Job Description Tasks
Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers. Determine schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment and skill of personnel.
Monitor employees' work levels and review work performance.
Examine objects, systems, or facilities, and analyze information to determine needed installations, services, or repairs.
Participate in budget preparation and administration, coordinating purchasing and documentation, and monitoring departmental expenditures.
Counsel employees about work-related issues and assist employees to correct job-skill deficiencies.
Requisition materials and supplies, such as tools, equipment, and replacement parts.
Compute estimates and actual costs of factors such as materials, labor, and outside contractors.
Interpret specifications, blueprints, and job orders to construct templates and lay out reference points for workers.
Conduct or arrange for worker training in safety, repair, and maintenance techniques, operational procedures, or equipment use.
Investigate accidents and injuries, and prepare reports of findings.
Confer with personnel, such as management, engineering, quality control, customer, and union workers' representatives, to coordinate work activities, resolve employee grievances, and identify and review resource needs.
Recommend or initiate personnel actions, such as hires, promotions, transfers, discharges, and disciplinary measures.
Perform skilled repair and maintenance operations, using equipment such as hand and power tools, hydraulic presses and shears, and welding equipment.
Compile operational and personnel records, such as time and production records, inventory data, repair and maintenance statistics, and test results.
Develop, implement, and evaluate maintenance policies and procedures.
Inspect, test, and measure completed work, using devices such as hand tools and gauges to verify conformance to standards and repair requirements.
Meet with vendors and suppliers to discuss products used in repair work.
Develop and implement electronic maintenance programs and computer information management systems.
Design equipment configurations to meet personnel needs.
Monitor tool and part inventories and the condition and maintenance of shops to ensure adequate working conditions.
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.
Review, evaluate, accept, and coordinate completion of work bid from contractors.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Mech/Instalrs/Repair
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
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.
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
Economics and Accounting Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Telecommunications Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Mech/Instalrs/Repair
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
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.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Management of Material Resources Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Management of Financial Resources Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Mech/Instalrs/Repair
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
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.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
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.
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Mech/Instalrs/Repair
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Automated inventory software Inventory management software
ComputerEase software Project management software
Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software Facilities management software
Cost accounting software Accounting software
Database software Data base user interface and query software
Email software Electronic mail software
HCSS HeavyBid Project management software
HCSS HeavyJob Project management software
Infor ERP SyteLine Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Internet browser software Internet browser software
Inventory management software Inventory management software
Maintenance management software Facilities management software
Microsoft Access Data base user interface and query software
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Internet Explorer Internet browser software
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
Microsoft Word Word processing software
Payroll software Time accounting software
Programmable logic controller PLC software Industrial control software
Recordkeeping software Data base user interface and query software
SAP software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Scheduling software Calendar and scheduling software
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
Vehicle management software Data base user interface and query software
Word processing software Word processing software
WorkTech MAXIMO Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Desktop computers Desktop computers
Laser printers Laser printers
Mainframe computers Mainframe computers
Personal computers Personal computers
Programmable logic controllers PLC Microcontrollers
Two way radios Two way radios
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Mech/Instalrs/Repair
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Mech/Instalrs/Repair
Alternate Job Title(s)
Air Conditioning Supervisor
Air-Conditioning Installer Supervisor
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor
Airport Maintenance Chief
Airport Skilled Maintenance Supervisor
Apartment Maintenance Supervisor
Appliance Service Supervisor
Artillery Maintenance Supervisor
Assistant Director of Plant Operations
Auto Fleet Maintenance Manager
Auto Mechanic Supervisor
Auto Repair Shop Manager
Auto Specialty Services Manager
Automated Teller Manager
Automobile Body Repair Supervisor
Avionics Shop Supervisor
Bakery Machine Mechanic Supervisor
Body Shop Supervisor
Boiler Repair Supervisor
Boilermaking Supervisor
Brake Repair Supervisor
Buildings and Grounds Superintendent
Bus Repair Supervisor
Cabin Equipment Supervisor
Cable Installation Maintenance and Repair Manager
Cable Supervisor
Canal Equipment Maintenance Supervisor
Car Repair Supervisor
Car and Yard Supervisor
Central Office Repairer Supervisor
Chief Power Dispatcher
Collision Center Manager
Communications Electrician Supervisor
Cooler Service Supervisor
Crew Chief
Crew Leader
Customer Facilities Supervisor
Distribution Superintendent
Dock Supervisor
Electric Distribution Department Manager
Electric Motor Repair Supervisor
Electric Motor Repairing Supervisor
Electrical & Instrumentation Supervisor (E&I Supervisor)
Electrical Appliance Servicer Supervisor
Electrical Foreman
Electrical Installation Supervisor
Electrical Maintenance Supervisor
Electrical Repair and Telephone Line Maintenance Supervisor
Electrical Supervisor
Electrician Substation Supervisor
Electronic Controls Repairer Supervisor
Electronic Maintenance Supervisor
Electronics Systems Maintenance Supervisor
Elevator Constructor Supervisor
Endless Track Vehicle Supervisor
Engine Repair Supervisor
Engine Testing Supervisor
Equipment Maintenance Manager
Equipment Maintenance Supervisor
Equipment Superintendent
Facilities Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
Facilities Services Director
Facility Maintenance Supervisor
Facility Manager
Facility Services Manager
Farm Equipment Maintenance Supervisor
Fire Fighting Equipment Maintenance Supervisor
Fleet Maintenance Foreman
Fleet Maintenance Supervisor
Flight Test Supervisor
Fuel System Maintenance Supervisor
Garage Manager
Garage Supervisor
Garage Worker
Gas Meter Repair Supervisor
Gear Repair Supervisor
Grip Boss
Ground Crew Chief
HVAC Supervisor (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Supervisor)
Head Lineman
Instrument Mechanics Supervisor
Instrument Repair Supervisor
Instrument Shop Supervisor
Lead Mechanic
Leased Machinery and Equipment Service Supervisor
Line Crew Supervisor
Line Department Supervisor
Line Installation Supervisor
Line Supervisor
Local Superintendent
Lock Maintenance Supervisor
Locomotive Supervisor
Loom Fixer Supervisor
Machine Erecting Millwright or Repair Lead Person
Machinery Repair Maintenance Supervisor
Maintenance Chief Ranger
Maintenance Coordinator
Maintenance Director
Maintenance Facilitator
Maintenance Foreman
Maintenance Manager
Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor
Maintenance Planner
Maintenance Service Supervisor
Maintenance Superintendent
Maintenance Supervisor
Manufacturing Maintenance Supervisor
Manufacturing Supervisor
Marine Service Manager
Mechanical Maintenance Foreman
Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor
Mechanical Supervisor
Mechanics Supervisor
Meter Repair Shop Supervisor
Meter Shop Supervisor
Meter Supervisor
Meter and Regulator Shop Supervisor
Meters Superintendent
Millwright Supervisor
Mobile Battery Equipment Maintenance Supervisor
Motor Equipment Commanding Officer
Motorcycle Repair Shop Supervisor
Office Machine Service Supervisor
Oil Field Equipment Mechanic Supervisor
Outside Machinist Supervisor
Pin-Setting Machine Installation Superintendent
Plant Maintenance Supervising Technical Operator
Plant Maintenance Supervisor
Plant Operations Director
Plant Wire Chief
Powerhouse Mechanic Supervisor
Preventive Maintenance Coordinator
Processing Mechanic Superviser
Production Crew Supervisor
Protective Signal Superintendent
Pump Service Supervisor
Pump Servicer Supervisor
Radio Interference Supervisor
Railroad Car Repair Supervisor
Reclamation Supervisor
Refrigeration Repair Supervisor
Refueling Ramp Supervisor
Repair Department Manager
Repair Department Supervisor
Repair Supervisor
Repeater Chief
Retread Supervisor
Rig Manager
Rigger Supervisor
Roundhouse Supervisor
Salvage Supervisor
Section Hand
Section Supervisor
Service Department Manager
Service Manager
Service Supervisor
Service and Repair Supervisor
Shop Supervisor
Signal Supervisor
Smoke Control Supervisor
Sound Technician Supervisor
Station Installation Supervisor
Steam Distribution Supervisor
Storage Garage Manager
Street Light Servicer Supervisor
Substation Electrician Supervisor
Subway Repair Supervisor
Supercharge Repair Supervisor
Supercharger Repair Supervisor
Tank and Amphibian Tractor Operations Chief
Team Leader
Technical Supervisor
Telephone Installers and Repairers Supervisor
Test Deck Supervisor
Test Desk Supervisor
Tire Service Supervisor
Transmission Maintenance Supervisor
Transmission Supervisor
Truck Repair Supervisor
Utilities Supervisor
Utilities and Maintenance Supervisor
Utility Mechanic Supervisor
Water Softener Service Supervisor
Welding Equipment Repairer Supervisor
Wheel Shop Supervisor
Wire Chief
Wireworker Supervisor
Working Crew Leader
CompGeo Occupation Group: Management
Job Family: Manufacturing
Benchmark Title: First-Line Managers/Supervisors Mech/Instalrs/Repair
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