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NOC Code: NOC Code: 9217 Occupation: Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
Occupation Description: Occupation Description:
Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers engaged in textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing. They are employed by textile manufacturing companies, tanneries and other manufacturers of fabric, fur and leather products. Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers engaged in textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing. They are employed by textile manufacturing companies, tanneries and other manufacturers of fabric, fur and leather products.

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Essential Skills Essential Skills Levels
Reading Reading 1 2 3
Writing Writing 1 2 3
Document Use Document Use 1 2 3
Digital Technology Digital Technology 1 2
Oral Communication Oral Communication 1 2 3
Money Math Money Math 1 2 3
Scheduling or Budgeting and Accounting Scheduling or Budgeting and Accounting 1 2 3
Measurement and Calculation Measurement and Calculation 1 2
Data Analysis Data Analysis 1 2
Numerical Estimation Numerical Estimation 1 2
Job Task Planning and Organizing Job Task Planning and Organizing 1 2 3
Decision Making Decision Making 1 2
Problem Solving Problem Solving 1 2 3
Finding Information Finding Information 1 2


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Reading
  • Read notes on customer returns. (1)
  • Refer to customer manuals which provide very specific information about particular customer's standards. (2)
  • Look over résumés and application forms from prospective employees. (2)
  • Read faxes from customers concerning their needs. (2)
  • Read disciplinary memos or grievance forms to determine the accuracy of information provided. (2)
  • Scan machine manuals to find specific information. (3)
  • Read the collective bargaining agreement in order to apply its provisions to particular situations. (3)
  • Read quality reports. (3)
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Writing
  • Write reminder notes and simple notes of instruction when delegating work to employees. (1)
  • Write letters or faxes to customers to respond to enquiries about orders. (2)
  • Make daily log entries to relay information from one shift supervisor to the next. (2)
  • Complete disciplinary warning sheets that become permanent records on employees' files. (2)
  • Write notes on daily timesheet to explain special circumstances or oddities in recording hours of the operators. (2)
  • Write announcements for the bulletin board regarding specific company policies. (2)
  • Write reports on completed cuts. (3)
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Document Use
  • Read size tickets and content labels on bundles to gather information about current orders on the floor. (1)
  • Obtain information from bundle/piece work tickets. (1)
  • Read graphs which track the performance of individual operators or a group. (2)
  • Read production schedule to organize production. (2)
  • Read timesheet to determine payroll. (2)
  • Complete disciplinary "Warning Sheets." (2)
  • Read Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) labels and care labels which provide information about particular orders. (2)
  • Read and interpret specification sheets to ensure orders are being processed correctly. (3)
  • Complete Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) forms to report accidents and keep a record. (3)
  • Obtain information from efficiency sheets and cost per unit reports. Cost per unit reports are reviewed on a per pay period basis. (3)
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Digital Technology
  • Use a database. For example, check bundle numbers, look for "trim" information, and track production. (1)
  • Use word processing. For example, prepare evaluations or reports. (2)
  • Use a spreadsheet. For example, create and print work schedules. (2)
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Oral Communication
  • Make announcements over the public address system to provide information. (1)
  • Give instructions to operators, delegating work and monitoring progress. (1)
  • Listen to the tone of the operators' conversations to determine their mood. (1)
  • Speak with mechanics to explain problems with machinery. (2)
  • Give instructions if the building is evacuated for safety. (2)
  • Confer with other departments such as cutting, laundry and administration offices to get and to provide information. (2)
  • Have telephone conversations with customers to clarify specifications or discuss production time for an order. (2)
  • Exchange information with fellow supervisors and with superiors, clarify information and co-ordinate work. (2)
  • Converse with operators to resolve problems or conflicts. (3)
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Money Math
  • Use piece work tickets to calculate employee pay rates. These calculations must be accurate. (3)
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Scheduling or Budgeting and Accounting
  • Perform calculations required to schedule a fabric cut. (2)
  • Perform calculations required to schedule a production phase. (3)
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Measurement and Calculation
  • Measure garments during production to ensure uniformity in size and in the placement of items such as pockets. (2)
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Data Analysis
  • Calculate production statistics, such as work volume per operator and track these over time. (2)
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Numerical Estimation
  • Estimate the time it will take to complete an order. (2)
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Job Task Planning and Organizing
  • Most apparel production supervisors develop their daily work plan from a cutting schedule. Their activities are often dictated by events as they occur on the floor. Some planning is done to ensure all criteria are met for a specific order. Most apparel production supervisors must schedule operators depending on the requirements of a specific order. They work from information provided in advance to meet this schedule. This is done several times a week. The need to reschedule operators and re-sequence tasks to respond to operator attendance and machine performance is an important aspect of this job. (3)
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Decision Making
  • Decide what to do when there is an error in a couple of pieces of an order. (1)
  • Decide how to get production up to speed following a machine breakdown. (2)
  • Decide what solution to recommend to a superior when a mistake is found in a completed order. (2)
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Problem Solving
  • Deal with operator absenteeism and machinery breakdowns. These situations can result in lost time and dollars and must be resolved quickly. (2)
  • Resolve problems causing significant interruptions in production such as missing accessories or the breakdown of major machinery. (3)
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Finding Information
  • Locate information about production activities in the daily log book which is examined at shift changes. (1)
  • Find information about employees in personnel records. (1)
  • Find information about fabrics on labels and tags. (1)
  • Refer to catalogues to locate information about the adjustments to machinery settings which will be required to fit a specific order. (1)
  • Examine efficiency sheets, which indicate time and rate of pay, in order to determine operator efficiency. (2)
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