Production Supervisor

Under the direction of the Plant Manager, the Production Supervisor leads the direct and indirect work force to achieve daily production and operational objectives. The Production Supervisor will also be responsible for driving change within the work force to sustain the gains achieved from continuous improvement initiatives.

Position summary

Under the direction of the Plant Manager, the Production Supervisor leads the direct and indirect work force to achieve daily production and operational objectives. The Production Supervisor will also be responsible for driving change within the work force to sustain the gains achieved from continuous improvement initiatives.

Primary responsibilities

     

  1. Manages production flow by making sure Standard Work is being followed and Plan to Actual boards are posted by hour. Takes corrective action as needed to meet Takt time
  2. Plans and manages work cell and direct labor on a daily basis based on customer demand
  3. Applies and maintains regulations and programs relating to health and safety in the work place, personnel management (hiring, firing, disciplinary…) training, quality assurance and equipment maintenance;
  4. Makes recommendations aimed at increasing production and improving working methods; participates in the continuous improvement process;
  5. Works with other departments to develop new products and put them into production;
  6. Ensures the timely availability of raw materials and makes recommendations as necessary utilizing the kanban process;
  7. Participates in committees and projects.

fessional skills/Qualifications

 

  1. Minimum level of education and/or specialization:
    • High school education required
  2. Minimum relevant experience required:
    • 5 years of manufacturing supervision
    • Supervision in a unionized environment is an asset
  3. Specific skills and requirements: (competencies critical to the incumbent’s success)
    • Strong communication skills
    • Advanced leadership skills; ability to motivate employees and attract followers
    • Strong safety acumen; ability to lead a crew to injury-free performance.
    • Competency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
    • SAP (an asset)
    • Ceridian (an asset)
    • Knowledge of fibreglass is an asset
  4. Key Interfaces
    • Strong link with Customer Service, Quality Assurance and Outside suppliers
    • Strong interpersonal skills

 

Supervision

  • More than 30 unionized employees