7302 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews | Canada NOC |

7302 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews

Contractors and supervisors of heavy equipment operator crews supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers classified in the following unit groups: Crane operators (7371), Drillers and blasters – surface mining, quarrying and construction (7372), Water well drillers (7373), Longshore workers (7451), Material handlers (7452), Heavy equipment operators (except crane) (7521), Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers (7522), Railway yard and track maintenance workers (7531), and Public works and maintenance labourers (7621). They are employed in a wide range of establishments; places of employment are indicated in the above unit group descriptions. Contractors may be self-employed.


Index of titles

Example titles

Airport road paving foreman/woman

Airport runways road foreman/woman

Asphalt paving foreman/woman

Asphalt paving labour gang foreman/woman

Blasters foreman/woman – construction

Bridge and highway construction gang foreman/woman

Bridge construction foreman/woman

Building mover contractor

Building movers foreman/woman

Building moving foreman/woman

Building wrecking contractor

Building wrecking foreman/woman

Cargo handling supervisor

Concrete paving foreman/woman

Concrete-laying gang foreman/woman

Concrete-paving labour gang foreman/woman

Construction gang foreman/woman

Construction site foreman/woman

Crane crew foreman/woman

Demolition contractor

Demolition foreman/woman

Ditching foreman/woman

Dock foreman/woman – marine cargo

Dredgemaster – construction

Dredging equipment operators foreman/woman

Dredging foreman/woman

Drilling and blasting foreman/woman – construction

Dynamiters foreman/woman – construction

Dynamiting foreman/woman – construction

Excavating and grading labour foreman/woman

Excavating contractor

Excavating equipment operators foreman/woman

Excavating, grading and paving foreman/woman

Excavating, grading and related work foreman/woman

Excavations superintendent

Excavator foreman/woman

Freight handling foreman/woman

Freight loading foreman/woman

Freight terminal foreman/woman

Gang foreman/woman – railway

General construction foreman/woman

General construction supervisor

Grading equipment operators foreman/woman

Heavy construction crew foreman/woman

Heavy construction labourers foreman/woman

Heavy equipment operators supervisor

Heavy-duty equipment operators foreman/woman

Highway and bridge maintenance road boss

Highway construction boss

Highway construction foreman/woman

Highway maintenance foreman/woman

House mover contractor

House moving foreman/woman

Labourers and other elemental workers foreman/woman – construction

Loading and moving foreman/woman – construction

Loading dock foreman/woman

Logging road construction foreman/woman

Logging road construction supervisor

Longshore worker superintendent

Longshore workers foreman/woman

Longshoremen/women, stevedores and freight handlers foreman/woman

Maintenance-of-way foreman/woman

Oil field construction foreman/woman

Oil field construction supervisor

Pavers and surfacers foreman/woman

Paving contractor

Paving foreman/woman

Paving gang road boss

Paving, surfacing and related work foreman/woman

Pier foreman/woman

Pipe laying contractor

Pipeline construction supervisor

Pipeline installation supervisor

Pipelines construction foreman/woman

Public works maintenance equipment operators supervisor

Public works road maintenance labourer supervisor

Railway construction and maintenance superintendent

Railway gang foreman/woman

Railway section foreman/woman

Railway track laying foreman/woman

Railway track maintenance foreman/woman

Railway track section boss

Railwaymen/women foreman/woman

Road construction boss

Road construction foreman/woman

Road gang foreman/woman

Road maintenance foreman/woman

Roadmaster – railway

Runway paving foreman/woman

Sewer construction foreman/woman

Sewer installation foreman/woman

Shed foreman/woman – construction

Stevedores foreman/woman

Stevedoring foreman/woman

Storage foreman/woman

Streetcar track foreman/woman

Strip mine blasting foreman/woman

Supervisor of public works road maintenance workers

Surface mine blasting foreman/woman

Tarmac paving foreman/woman

Track boss – railway

Track foreman/woman – railway

Water well drilling contractor

Water well drilling foreman/woman

Water well drilling supervisor

Waterworks construction foreman/woman

Well digging contractor

Well digging supervisor

Well drilling contractor

Well drilling supervisor

Wrecking crew foreman/woman

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who operate cranes and construction, paving, drilling, railway maintenance and other similar heavy equipment

Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other project supervisors or managers

Requisition materials and supplies

Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity

Train or arrange for training of workers

Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions

Prepare production and other reports

May manage the operations of own company

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.

Employment requirements

Completion of secondary school is usually required.

Several years of experience in the occupation supervised is required.

Journeyman/woman trade certification in a relevant trade may be required.

Additional information

There is some mobility between occupations classified in this unit group.


Supervisors of heavy equipment mechanics (in 7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades)

Supervisors of logging machinery operators (in 8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry)