First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.6% (slower than the average)


What First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers Do

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of mechanics, installers, and repairers. May also advise customers on recommended services. Excludes team or work leaders.

Other Job Titles First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers May Have

Maintenance Foreman, Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Supervisor, Service Manager

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Shop Manager ,


As a shop manager, I build out and maintain the facility, open accounts, negotiate terms, maintain relationships for shop supplies, welding equipment, and automotive parts. I also oversee the shipping and receiving of all vehicles and oversee all aspects of the car's lifecycle here. I work closely with cast and crew on Hoonigans YouTube show "Daily Transmission" overseeing prep and safety before and during on screen stunts.

Team Manager in a Leadership Development Program ,


A great day involves helping my workers be better at work and happier at work with their accomplishments. All the dangerous issues at peoples' homes would be resolved and customers would be safe and happy.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Inspect, test, and measure completed work, using devices such as hand tools or gauges to verify conformance to standards or repair requirements.
  • Inspect and monitor work areas, examine tools and equipment, and provide employee safety training to prevent, detect, and correct unsafe conditions or violations of procedures and safety rules.
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, or job orders to construct templates and lay out reference points for workers.
  • Monitor employees' work levels and review work performance.
  • Perform skilled repair or maintenance operations, using equipment such as hand or power tools, hydraulic presses or shears, or welding equipment.

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