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Workshop Supervisor

Oversee daily operations in a trade workshop.
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What's it like to be a Workshop Supervisor?

Workshop Supervisors ensure the smooth and safe running of a workshop, often in a manufacturing or automotive setting. They plan maintenance schedules, roster and supervise staff and ensure best practices are followed. A Workshop Supervisor needs leadership capabilities, communication skills and the ability to prioritise work. They work for companies in manufacturing and mining, as well as the mechanical, engineering and automotive trades.

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You usually need a relevant trade qualification and some industry experience to be a Workshop Supervisor. Tradespeople often progress into supervisory roles after several years in a hands-on workshop role. Computer skills may be beneficial.

  1. Complete a relevant qualification, such as the Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (MEM30219). You can complete this as part of an apprenticeship, which takes around three years. This includes a mix of theoretical learning and on-the-job training.
  2. Build experience in a workshop-based role in an industry of your choice.
  3. Consider enhancing your skills with further qualifications, such as a Certificate IV in Engineering (MEM40119). This usually takes nine months to two years and opens up a broad range of career opportunities in the mechanical and engineering trades.

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Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade

This qualification will prepare you for a role as an Engineering Tradesperson in the metal, engineering and manufacturing industries.

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Latest reviews from 7 Workshop Supervisors surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Pump workshop manager
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Engineering (Mechanical)
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Pump repair
The good things
The Good things Diversity in daily tasks, it comes with challenges that need to be overcome comprising of time, staff as well as customer requirements with deadlines that need to be met. I have been ...
The challenges
Challenges Targets having to be met in challenging times, with oil and Gas being our main industry that is serviced and the industry is shrinking. Not having enough time or staff to fulfill larger wo...
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May 2021
Workshop supervisor a challenge but mostly enjoyable
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Ewp
The good things
Variety of work. Challenging. New sites visited.
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Management. Staffing levels. Training on job unsatisfactory
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