Production Supervisor

Position Details:        

  • Full-Time, Permanent
  • On-site (No Remote Work Eligibility)

Location: Oakville, ON

About This Opportunity

The Production Supervisor will be responsible to manage the day-to-day operations of the shift and ensure that all company standards and customer commitments (safety, quality, production, cost, on-time delivery) are met.  The successful incumbent will work in a collaborative environment and coordinate production operations and maintain effective quality procedures and safety regulations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Drive the production staff to work efficiently and safely to meet the production target
  • Develop trust, rapport, and collaboration with the team
  • Help to create a ‘right first-time’ manufacturing environment
  • Conduct daily ‘start-of-shift’ and ‘end-of-shift’ meetings with the production team to review safety considerations, expectations for the day, progress hand-offs, admin topics, etc.
  • Monitor employees for work efficiency and job accuracy; motivate as needed
  • Coordinate with lead hands (technical leads) to ensure day-to-day work progress/expectations are being met; these expectations are measured and monitored against key production indicators (KPIs)
  • Work closely with the inventory supervisor to ensure accurate production planning and just-in-time delivery of materials
  • Monitor job costing reporting of production staff to ensure accurate project costing
  • Identify and take action on process improvements to increase efficiency
  • Recruit, select, and train employees, developing personal growth opportunities
  • Coach employees and communicate job expectations by initiating, coordinating, and maintaining systems, policies, and procedures
  • Complete production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel; accomplishing work results; establishing priorities; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems, maintaining quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards
  • Ensure operation of equipment through a preventative maintenance program and coordinate repairs when required.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment by educating and directing the use of all control points, equipment, and resources, maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures
  • Conduct safety inspections

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a supervisory/management role in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Ability to instruct, direct and evaluate employees.
  • Ability to build trust and confidence with management and supervision
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel
  • Experience driving employee engagement in a manufacturing environment is desired
  • Mechanical aptitude, experience collaborating with maintenance, equipment root cause analysis, as well as corrective/preventative actions, is desired.

Work Conditions:

Physical Demands:

  • Physical labor work
  • Lifting or moving boxes up to 50 lbs. may be required.

Cognitive Demands:

  • Time management
  • Multi-tasking
  • Reading/writing
  • Memory recall
  • Communication