What's it like to be a Superintendent?
A Superintendent is a person who manages an organisation or activity. Superintendents commonly work in areas such as building and construction, mining, education, engineering or telecommunications.
Tasks and duties
- Coordinating and controlling operations at a worksite, warehouse or organisation to ensure efficient and effective processes, procedures and actions.
- Reviewing, approving and administering projects and contracts, in addition to providing technical advice and support to employees and managers as required.
- Implementing a high-level understanding of regulatory standards to ensure compliance of statutory guidelines and safety regulations.
Strong leadership and communication skills, and an ability to effectively manage your time are essential to be a successful Superintendent.
Superintendents are usually individuals who have a technical or practical background in industry in which they are working (e.g. in a mechanical trade to work as a Maintenance Superintendent), in addition to supervisory experience.
What can I earn as a Superintendent?
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How to become a Superintendent
- Hold a tertiary qualification related to the field you wish to work in and gain supervisory experience in your chosen field.
- Investigate whether you also need to have specific requirements such as a White Card, Working at Heights or Confined Spaces.
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