Contractors and Supervisors, Electrical Trades and Telecommunications

(NOC 7202)

Career Description

Contractors and supervisors in electrical trades and telecommunications occupations supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers classified in the following unit groups: Electricians (NOC 7241), Industrial electricians (NOC 7242), Power system electricians (NOC 7243), Electrical power line and cable workers (NOC 7244), Telecommunications line and cable workers (NOC 7245), Telecommunications installation and repair workers (NOC 7246) and Cable television service and maintenance technicians (NOC 7247).

Duties May Include

  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who install, repair and maintain electrical wiring, fixtures and control devices, power systems, telecommunication systems and cablevision systems
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments or subcontractors
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Resolve work problems and recommend work 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 work progress reports
  • May manage the operations of their own companies
  • May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers.

Small businesses' contractors may execute tasks within their trade area of expertise, which is generally not the case for supervisors or contractors associated with a medium or large business.

Examples of Titles

Cable maintenance and repair supervisor
Cablevision technicians foreman/woman
Construction electricians foreman/woman
Electrical contractor
Industrial electrical systems foreman/woman
Industrial electricians foreman/woman
Plant electrician supervisor
Power line and cable workers foreman/woman
Power system electrician foreman/woman
Telecommunication installation and repair worker foreman/wom

Where They Work

Contractors and supervisors in electrical trades and telecommunications are employed in a wide range of establishments; places of employment are indicated in the above unit group descriptions. Contractors may be self-employed.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Fleming College
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Electrical Techniques Certificate
Trade Fundamentals Certificate
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Modified on January 26, 2022