NOC 7302 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews



This unit group includes excavating, grading, paving, drilling and blasting contractors who own and operate their own business. This unit group also includes supervisors who 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.

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

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 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.

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.

All Titles

  • airport road paving foreman/womanairport road paving foreman, airport road paving forewoman
  • airport runways road foreman/womanairport runways road foreman, airport runways road forewoman, road foreman, airport runways, road forewoman, airport runways
  • asphalt paving foreman/womanasphalt paving foreman, asphalt paving forewoman, foreman, asphalt paving, forewoman, asphalt paving
  • asphalt paving labour gang foreman/womanasphalt paving labour gang foreman, asphalt paving labour gang forewoman, labour gang foreman, asphalt paving, labour gang forewoman, asphalt paving
  • blasters foreman/woman – constructionblasters foreman – construction, blasters forewoman – construction, foreman, blasters – construction, forewoman, blasters – construction
  • bridge and highway construction gang foreman/womanbridge and highway construction gang foreman, bridge and highway construction gang forewoman, gang foreman, bridge and highway construction, gang forewoman, bridge and highway construction
  • bridge construction foreman/womanbridge construction foreman, bridge construction forewoman, foreman, bridge construction, forewoman, bridge construction
  • building mover contractor
  • building movers foreman/womanbuilding movers foreman, building movers forewoman, foreman, building movers, forewoman, building movers
  • building moving foreman/womanbuilding moving foreman, building moving forewoman
  • building wrecking contractor
  • building wrecking foreman/womanbuilding wrecking foreman, building wrecking forewoman
  • cargo handling supervisor
  • concrete paving foreman/womanconcrete paving foreman, concrete paving forewoman, foreman, concrete paving, forewoman, concrete paving
  • concrete-laying gang foreman/womanconcrete-laying gang foreman, concrete-laying gang forewoman, gang foreman, concrete laying, gang forewoman, concrete laying
  • concrete-paving labour gang foreman/womanconcrete-paving labour gang foreman, concrete-paving labour gang forewoman, labour gang foreman, concrete paving, labour gang forewoman, concrete paving
  • construction gang foreman/womanconstruction gang foreman, construction gang forewoman, gang foreman, construction, gang forewoman, construction
  • construction site foreman/womanconstruction site foreman, construction site forewoman, site foreman, construction, site forewoman, construction
  • contractor, excavating
  • contractor, water well drilling
  • contractor, well digging
  • contractor, well drilling
  • crane crew foreman/womancrane crew foreman, crane crew forewoman, foreman, crane crew, forewoman, crane crew
  • demolition contractor
  • demolition foreman/womandemolition foreman, demolition forewoman, foreman, demolition, forewoman, demolition
  • ditching foreman/womanditching foreman, ditching forewoman
  • dock foreman/woman – marine cargodock foreman – marine cargo, dock forewoman – marine cargo
  • dredgemaster – construction
  • dredging equipment operators foreman/womandredging equipment operators foreman, dredging equipment operators forewoman, foreman, dredging equipment operators, forewoman, dredging equipment operators
  • dredging foreman/womandredging foreman, dredging forewoman
  • drilling and blasting foreman/woman – constructiondrilling and blasting foreman – construction, drilling and blasting forewoman – construction, foreman, drilling and blasting – construction, forewoman, drilling and blasting – construction
  • dynamiters foreman/woman – constructiondynamiters foreman – construction, dynamiters forewoman – construction
  • dynamiting foreman/woman – constructiondynamiting foreman – construction, dynamiting forewoman – construction
  • excavating and grading labour foreman/womanexcavating and grading labour foreman, excavating and grading labour forewoman, labour foreman, excavating and grading, labour forewoman, excavating and grading
  • excavating contractor
  • excavating equipment operators foreman/womanexcavating equipment operators foreman, excavating equipment operators forewoman, foreman, excavating equipment operators, forewoman, excavating equipment operators
  • excavating, grading and paving foreman/womanexcavating, grading and paving foreman, excavating, grading and paving forewoman, foreman, excavating, grading and paving, forewoman, excavating, grading and paving
  • excavating, grading and related work foreman/womanexcavating, grading and related work foreman, excavating, grading and related work forewoman, foreman, excavating, grading, forewoman, excavating, grading
  • excavations superintendent
  • excavator foreman/womanexcavator foreman, excavator forewoman
  • foreman/woman, asphalt paving
  • foreman/woman, blasters – construction
  • foreman/woman, bridge construction
  • foreman/woman, building movers
  • foreman/woman, concrete paving
  • foreman/woman, crane crew
  • foreman/woman, demolition
  • foreman/woman, dredging equipment operators
  • foreman/woman, drilling and blasting – construction
  • foreman/woman, excavating equipment operators
  • foreman/woman, excavating, grading
  • foreman/woman, excavating, grading and paving
  • foreman/woman, freight terminalforeman, freight terminal, forewoman, freight terminal, freight terminal foreman, freight terminal forewoman
  • foreman/woman, grading equipment operatorsforeman, grading equipment operators, forewoman, grading equipment operators, grading equipment operators foreman, grading equipment operators forewoman
  • foreman/woman, heavy construction crewforeman, heavy construction crew, forewoman, heavy construction crew, heavy construction crew foreman, heavy construction crew forewoman
  • foreman/woman, heavy construction labourersforeman, heavy construction labourers, forewoman, heavy construction labourers, heavy construction labourers foreman, heavy construction labourers forewoman
  • foreman/woman, heavy-duty equipment operatorsforeman, heavy-duty equipment operators, forewoman, heavy-duty equipment operators, heavy-duty equipment operators foreman, heavy-duty equipment operators forewoman
  • foreman/woman, highway constructionforeman, highway construction, forewoman, highway construction
  • foreman/woman, house movingforeman, house moving, forewoman, house moving, house moving foreman, house moving forewoman
  • foreman/woman, labourers and other elemental workers – constructionforeman, labourers and other elemental workers – construction, forewoman, labourers and other elemental workers – construction, labourers and other elemental workers foreman – construction, labourers and other elemental workers forewoman – construction
  • foreman/woman, loading and moving – constructionforeman, loading and moving – construction, forewoman, loading and moving – construction, loading and moving foreman – construction, loading and moving forewoman – construction
  • foreman/woman, logging road constructionforeman, logging road construction, forewoman, logging road construction, logging road construction foreman, logging road construction forewoman
  • foreman/woman, longshore workersforeman, longshore workers, forewoman, longshore workers, longshore workers foreman, longshore workers forewoman
  • foreman/woman, longshoremen/women, stevedores and freight handlersforeman, longshoremen/women, stevedores and freight handlers, forewoman, longshoremen/women, stevedores and freight handlers, longshoremen, stevedores and freight handlers foreman, longshoremen/women, stevedores and freight handlers forewoman
  • foreman/woman, oil field constructionforeman, oil field construction, forewoman, oil field construction, oil field construction foreman, oil field construction forewoman
  • foreman/woman, pavingforeman, paving, forewoman, paving, paving foreman, paving forewoman
  • foreman/woman, paving, surfacingforeman, paving, surfacing, forewoman, paving, surfacing, paving, surfacing and related work foreman, paving, surfacing and related work forewoman
  • foreman/woman, pipeline constructionforeman, pipeline construction, forewoman, pipeline construction, pipelines construction foreman, pipelines construction forewoman
  • foreman/woman, railway gangforeman, railway gang, forewoman, railway gang, railway gang foreman, railway gang forewoman
  • foreman/woman, railway maintenance-of-wayforeman, railway maintenance-of-way, foreman, railway track maintenance, forewoman, railway maintenance-of-way, forewoman, railway track maintenance, maintenance-of-way foreman, maintenance-of-way forewoman, railway track maintenance foreman, railway track maintenance forewoman
  • foreman/woman, railway track layingforeman, railway track laying, forewoman, railway track laying, railway track laying foreman, railway track laying forewoman
  • foreman/woman, railway track maintenance
  • foreman/woman, road maintenanceforeman, road maintenance, forewoman, road maintenance, road maintenance foreman, road maintenance forewoman
  • foreman/woman, surface mine blastingforeman, surface mine blasting, forewoman, surface mine blasting, strip mine blasting foreman, strip mine blasting forewoman, surface mine blasting foreman, surface mine blasting forewoman
  • foreman/woman, tarmac pavingforeman, tarmac paving, forewoman, tarmac paving, tarmac paving foreman, tarmac paving forewoman
  • foreman/woman, water well drillingforeman, water well drilling, forewoman, water well drilling, water well drilling foreman, water well drilling forewoman
  • foreman/woman, waterworks constructionforeman, waterworks construction, forewoman, waterworks construction, waterworks construction foreman, waterworks construction forewoman
  • foreman/woman, wrecking crewforeman, wrecking crew, forewoman, wrecking crew, wrecking crew foreman, wrecking crew forewoman
  • freight handling foreman/womanfreight handling foreman, freight handling forewoman
  • freight loading foreman/womanfreight loading foreman, freight loading forewoman
  • freight terminal foreman/woman
  • gang foreman/woman – railwaygang foreman – railway, gang forewoman – railway
  • gang foreman/woman, bridge and highway construction
  • gang foreman/woman, concrete laying
  • gang foreman/woman, construction
  • general construction foreman/womangeneral construction foreman, general construction forewoman
  • 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/womanhighway construction foreman, highway construction forewoman
  • highway maintenance foreman/womanhighway maintenance foreman, highway maintenance forewoman
  • house mover contractor
  • house moving foreman/woman
  • labour foreman/woman, excavating and grading
  • labour gang foreman/woman, asphalt paving
  • labour gang foreman/woman, concrete paving
  • labourers and other elemental workers foreman/woman – construction
  • loading and moving foreman/woman – construction
  • loading dock foreman/womanloading dock foreman, loading dock forewoman
  • logging road construction foreman/woman
  • logging road construction supervisor
  • 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/womanpavers and surfacers foreman, pavers and surfacers forewoman
  • paving contractor
  • paving foreman/woman
  • paving gang road boss
  • paving, surfacing and related work foreman/woman
  • pier foreman/womanpier foreman, pier forewoman
  • pipe laying contractor
  • pipeline construction supervisor
  • pipeline installation supervisor
  • pipelines construction foreman/woman
  • public works maintenance equipment operators supervisor
  • railway construction and maintenance superintendent
  • railway gang foreman/woman
  • railway track laying foreman/woman
  • railway track maintenance foreman/woman
  • railway track section boss
  • railwaymen/women foreman/womanrailwaymen/women foreman, railwaymen/women forewoman
  • road boss, highway and bridge maintenance
  • road boss, paving gang
  • road construction boss
  • road construction foreman/womanroad construction foreman, road construction forewoman
  • road foreman/woman, airport runways
  • road gang foreman/womanroad gang foreman, road gang forewoman
  • road maintenance foreman/woman
  • roadmaster – railway
  • runway paving foreman/womanrunway paving foreman, runway paving forewoman
  • section boss, railway track
  • section foreman/woman, railwaysection foreman, railway, section forewoman, railway
  • sewer construction foreman/womansewer construction foreman, sewer construction forewoman
  • sewer installation foreman/womansewer installation foreman, sewer installation forewoman
  • shed foreman/woman – constructionshed foreman – construction, shed forewoman – construction
  • site foreman/woman, construction
  • stevedores foreman/womanstevedores foreman, stevedores forewoman
  • stevedoring foreman/womanstevedoring foreman, stevedoring forewoman
  • storage foreman/womanstorage foreman, storage forewoman
  • strip mine blasting foreman/woman
  • superintendent, longshore workerssuperintendent, longshoremen, superintendent, longshorewomen
  • supervisor of public works road maintenance workers
  • supervisor, heavy equipment operators
  • supervisor, oil field construction
  • supervisor, public works maintenance equipment operators
  • supervisor, public works road maintenance labourers
  • supervisor, water well drilling
  • supervisor, well digging
  • supervisor, well drilling
  • surface mine blasting foreman/woman
  • tarmac paving foreman/woman
  • track boss – railway
  • track foreman/woman – railwaytrack foreman – railway, track forewoman – railway
  • track foreman/woman, streetcartrack foreman, streetcar, track forewoman, streetcar
  • 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


  • Supervisors of heavy equipment mechanics (See 7301 Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades)
  • Supervisors of logging machinery operators (See 8211 Supervisors, logging and forestry)


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