Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades

(NOC 7204)

Career Description

Contractors and supervisors in carpentry trades supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers classified in the following unit groups: Carpenters (NOC 7271) and Cabinetmakers (NOC 7272).

Duties May Include

  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of carpenters who construct, renovate and maintain structures of wood and other building materials and build and install interior finishing in residential, commercial and industrial buildings; and of cabinetmakers who construct and repair custom wooden cabinets, furniture, fixtures and related products
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
  • 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 schedules and other 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

Cabinetmaking contractor
Carpenter supervisor
Carpentry contractor
Finish carpenters foreman/woman
Form builders foreman/woman
Framers foreman/woman
General foreman/woman - residential construction
Maintenance carpenters foreman/woman
Residential construction supervisor

Where They Work

Contractors and supervisors in carpentry trades are employed by construction companies, carpentry contractors, maintenance departments of industrial establishments, and custom furniture and fixture manufacturing or repair companies. Contractors may be self-employed.

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

Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Cabinetmaker Certificate; Apprenticeship
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Cambrian College
Sudbury, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Carpentry Renovation and Techniques Certificate
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Modified on January 26, 2022