NOC 7201 – Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations



This unit group includes sheet metal, ironwork, welding and boilermaking trade contractors who own and operate their own businesses. This group also includes supervisors who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers classified in the following unit groups: Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors (7231), Tool and Die Makers (7232), Sheet Metal Workers (7233), Boilermakers (7234), Structural Metal and Platework Fabricators and Fitters (7235), Ironworkers (7236), Welders and Related Machine Operators (7237) and Machining Tool Operators (9417). They are employed by structural, platework and related metal products fabrication, manufacturing and erecting companies and machine shops.

Main Duties

Contractors and supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who shape, form and join metal parts or products to specified dimensions, machine metal into parts, products, tools and dies or moulds with precise measurements and erect light and heavy metal products and structures
  • 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 production and other reports
  • Set up machines and equipment and write programs for computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools
  • May manage the operations of their own companies
  • May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, machine operators, helpers and labourers.

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Several years of experience as a qualified machinist or tool and die maker are required.
  • Journeyman/woman trade certification in machining, tool and die making or in another related metalworking trade is required.

All Titles

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  • blacksmith shop foreman/womanblacksmith shop foreman, blacksmith shop forewoman, foreman, blacksmith shop, forewoman, blacksmith shop
  • boilermaking shop foreman/womanboilermaking shop foreman, boilermaking shop forewoman, foreman, boilermaking shop, forewoman, boilermaking shop, shop foreman, boilermaking, shop forewoman, boilermaking
  • contractor, construction ironwork
  • contractor, construction ironworking
  • contractor, ironwork
  • contractor, metalwork forming, shaping and installing
  • contractor, sheet metal
  • contractor, sheet metal roofing
  • contractor, steel structure forming, shaping and erecting
  • contractor, structural steel erecting
  • contractor, welding
  • foreman/woman, automotive machine shop
  • foreman/woman, blacksmith shop
  • foreman/woman, blacksmithsforeman, blacksmiths, forewoman, blacksmiths
  • foreman/woman, boilermakersforeman, boilermakers, forewoman, boilermakers
  • foreman/woman, boilermakers, platers, and structural metal workersforeman, boilermakers, platers, and structural metal workers, forewoman, boilermakers, platers, and structural metal workers
  • foreman/woman, boilermaking shop
  • foreman/woman, coppersmithsforeman, coppersmiths, forewoman, coppersmiths
  • foreman/woman, ironworkersforeman, ironworkers, forewoman, ironworkers, ironworkers foreman, ironworkers forewoman
  • foreman/woman, machine shopforeman, machine shop, forewoman, machine shop, machine shop foreman, machine shop forewoman
  • foreman/woman, machine shop inspectorsforeman, machine shop inspectors, forewoman, machine shop inspectors, machine shop inspectors foreman, machine shop inspectors forewoman
  • foreman/woman, machine tool operatorsforeman, machine tool operators, forewoman, machine tool operators, machine tool operators foreman, machine tool operators forewoman
  • foreman/woman, machiningforeman, machining, forewoman, machining, machining foreman, machining forewoman
  • foreman/woman, machining and tooling inspectorsforeman, machining and tooling inspectors, forewoman, machining and tooling inspectors, machining and tooling inspectors foreman, machining and tooling inspectors forewoman
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  • foreman/woman, machining tool operatorsforeman, machining tool operators, forewoman, machining tool operators, machining tool operators foreman, machining tool operators forewoman
  • foreman/woman, machining toolsforeman, machining tools, forewoman, machining tools, machining tool foreman, machining tool forewoman
  • foreman/woman, machinistsforeman, machinists, forewoman, machinists, machinists foreman, machinists forewoman
  • foreman/woman, machinists and machine tool set-up operatorsforeman, machinists and machine tool set-up operators, forewoman, machinists and machine tool set-up operators, machinists and machine tool set-up operators foreman, machinists and machine tool set-up operators forewoman
  • foreman/woman, maintenance machine shopforeman, maintenance machine shop, forewoman, maintenance machine shop, maintenance machine shop foreman, maintenance machine shop forewoman
  • foreman/woman, metal fabricatorsforeman, metal fabricators, forewoman, metal fabricators
  • foreman/woman, metal fittersforeman, metal fitters, forewoman, metal fitters, metal fitters foreman, metal fitters forewoman
  • foreman/woman, metal mould and metal patternmakersforeman, metal mould and metal patternmakers, forewoman, metal mould and metal patternmakers, metal mould and metal patternmakers foreman, metal mould and metal patternmakers forewoman
  • foreman/woman, metal shapersforeman, metal shapers, forewoman, metal shapers, metal shapers foreman, metal shapers forewoman
  • foreman/woman, metal-machining inspectionforeman, metal-machining inspection, forewoman, metal-machining inspection, metal-machining inspection foreman, metal-machining inspection forewoman
  • foreman/woman, mould shop – machiningforeman, mould shop – machining, forewoman, mould shop – machining, mould shop foreman – machining, mould shop forewoman – machining
  • foreman/woman, plate shopforeman, plate shop, forewoman, plate shop, plate shop foreman, plate shop forewoman
  • foreman/woman, platework fabricatorsforeman, platework fabricators, forewoman, platework fabricators, platework fabricators foreman, platework fabricators forewoman
  • foreman/woman, sheet metal workersforeman, sheet metal workers, forewoman, sheet metal workers, sheet metal workers foreman, sheet metal workers forewoman
  • foreman/woman, steel fitters – metal fabricationforeman, steel fitters – metal fabrication, forewoman, steel fitters – metal fabrication
  • foreman/woman, steel frame erectorsforeman, steel frame erectors, forewoman, steel frame erectors, steel frame erectors foreman, steel frame erectors forewoman
  • foreman/woman, steel riggersforeman, steel riggers, forewoman, steel riggers
  • foreman/woman, steel structure erectorsforeman, steel structure erectors, forewoman, steel structure erectors, steel structure erectors foreman, steel structure erectors forewoman
  • foreman/woman, steel truss erectorsforeman, steel truss erectors, forewoman, steel truss erectors, steel truss erectors foreman, steel truss erectors forewoman
  • foreman/woman, structural metal erectorsforeman, structural metal erectors, forewoman, structural metal erectors
  • foreman/woman, structural metal fabricatorsforeman, structural metal fabricators, forewoman, structural metal fabricators
  • foreman/woman, structural steel workersforeman, structural steel workers, forewoman, structural steel workers
  • foreman/woman, tool and die inspectorsforeman, tool and die inspectors, forewoman, tool and die inspectors, tool and die inspectors foreman, tool and die inspectors forewoman
  • foreman/woman, tool and die makersforeman, tool and die makers, forewoman, tool and die makers, tool and die makers foreman, tool and die makers forewoman
  • foreman/woman, tooling inspectorsforeman, tooling inspectors, forewoman, tooling inspectors, tooling inspectors foreman, tooling inspectors forewoman
  • foreman/woman, weldersforeman, welders, forewoman, welders, welder foreman, welder forewoman
  • foreman/woman, zinc roofersforeman, zinc roofers, forewoman, zinc roofers, zinc roofers foreman, zinc roofers forewoman
  • headwelder, electric welding pipe mill
  • ironwork contractor
  • ironworkers foreman/woman
  • machine shop foreman/woman
  • machine shop inspectors foreman/woman
  • machine shop supervisor
  • machine tool grinding foreman/womanmachine tool grinding foreman, machine tool grinding forewoman
  • machine tool operators foreman/woman
  • machining and tooling inspectors foreman/woman
  • machining foreman/woman
  • machining inspectors foreman/woman
  • machining supervisor
  • machining tool foreman/woman
  • machining tool operators foreman/woman
  • machinists and machine tool set-up operators foreman/woman
  • machinists foreman/woman
  • machinists supervisor
  • maintenance machine shop foreman/woman
  • metal fitters foreman/woman
  • metal mould and metal patternmakers foreman/woman
  • metal mould and metal patternmakers supervisor
  • metal shapers foreman/woman
  • metal shipwright foreman/womanmetal shipwright foreman, metal shipwright forewoman
  • metal-machining inspection foreman/woman
  • metalwork forming, shaping and installing contractor
  • mould shop foreman/woman – machining
  • pattern shop foreman/woman – metal machiningpattern shop foreman – metal machining, pattern shop forewoman – metal machining
  • plate shop foreman/woman
  • platework fabricators foreman/woman
  • precision instrument machine shop foreman/womanprecision instrument machine shop foreman, precision instrument machine shop forewoman
  • production machine shop foreman/womanproduction machine shop foreman, production machine shop forewoman
  • quality control foreman/woman – metal machiningquality control foreman – metal machining, quality control forewoman – metal machining
  • sheet metal contractor
  • sheet metal roofing contractor
  • sheet metal workers foreman/woman
  • sheet metal workers supervisor
  • ship riggers foreman/womanship riggers foreman, ship riggers forewoman
  • shipfitters foreman/womanshipfitters foreman, shipfitters forewoman
  • shipyard machine shop foreman/womanshipyard machine shop foreman, shipyard machine shop forewoman
  • shop foreman/woman, boilermaking
  • steel frame erectors foreman/woman
  • steel structure erectors foreman/woman
  • steel structure forming, shaping and erecting contractor
  • steel truss erectors foreman/woman
  • structural steel contractor
  • structural steel erecting contractor
  • supervisor, boilermakers
  • supervisor, ironworks
  • supervisor, machine shop
  • supervisor, machining
  • supervisor, machinists
  • supervisor, metal mould and metal patternmakers
  • supervisor, platework fabricators
  • supervisor, sheet metal roofers
  • supervisor, sheet metal workers
  • supervisor, structural metal fitters
  • supervisor, tool and die inspectors
  • supervisor, tool and die makers
  • supervisor, tooling inspectors
  • supervisor, welders
  • tool and die inspectors foreman/woman
  • tool and die inspectors supervisor
  • tool and die makers foreman/woman
  • tool and die makers supervisor
  • tool and die making supervisor
  • tooling foreman/womantooling foreman, tooling forewoman
  • tooling inspectors foreman/woman
  • tooling inspectors supervisor
  • tooling supervisor
  • toolroom foreman/womantoolroom foreman, toolroom forewoman
  • welder foreman/woman
  • welding contractor
  • welding supervisor
  • zinc roofers foreman/woman


  • CAD-CAM and CMM programmers (See 2233 Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians)
  • Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling (9221)
  • Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing (9226)


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