First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers :

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $60,720.00
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 11,236
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 7.87 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Resource Allocation
Written Communication
Oral Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Overhaul major vehicle systems such as engines or transmissions
Overhaul industrial or construction machinery or equipment
Overhaul power-generating equipment or machinery
Repair mechanical controls
Repair railroad equipment or tracks
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Maintain mining machinery or equipment
Maintain work tools or equipment
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Maintain manufacturing or production equipment
Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Maintain boat or ship hull
Maintain cargo or passenger vehicle
Maintain mechanical machinery or implements
Maintain small engines
Service vehicle with water, air, fuel, or oil
Repair commercial transportation equipment
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Perform preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Diagnose mechanical problems in machinery or equipment
Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Diagnose electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Diagnose engine problems using diagnostic equipment
Diagnose refrigeration problems
Determine installation, service, or repair needed
Diagnose malfunctioning vehicle systems based on inspection or test results
Implement company or staff policies
Implement employee bargaining agreements
Follow installation, maintenance, or repair safety procedures and regulations
Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
Modify work procedures, processes, or plans to meet situational needs
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Discipline staff for infractions of rules or regulations

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Operate vehicle engine electrical systems test equipment
Test vehicle computer processors to detect malfunctions
Operate engine emission testing equipment
Inspect vehicle to detect malfunctions or maintenance needed
Inspect vehicle body to determine extent of damages and repairs needed
Perform installation, maintenance, or repair related safety inspection
Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
Inspect mechanical systems to determine if they are operating properly
Inspect installation, maintenance, or repair machinery or equipment
Inspect completed repair work to ensure proper functioning

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor project risk mitigation plan
Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Monitor repairs or maintenance to enforce standards
Monitor operational activities to ensure conformance to standards, regulations, or protocols
Monitor project scope guidelines
Detect installation, maintenance, or repair concerns by listening for abnormalities
Monitor electrical or mechanical equipment operation to detect problems
Track facility or production costs
Judge terrain conditions for vehicle or equipment operation
Monitor performance of others
Monitor work areas and activities to ensure compliance with safety procedures

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Determine project parameters or specifications
Determine work priorities and requirements
Estimate installation, maintenance, or repair related material requirements
Forecast departmental personnel requirements
Estimate project material requirements
Estimate project labor requirements
Estimate construction project costs
Estimate installation, maintenance, or repair related project costs
Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Project Management
Performance Appraisals
Cost Control
Contract Management
Customer Contact

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