Production Supervisor – Job Description
Title: Production Supervisor
The Production Supervisor will be responsible for the coordination of work to ensure the successful completion of production schedules and shipments in pursuance of business goals. The Production Supervisor will work closely with purchasing, production and shipping to ensure client orders are met within the given timeframe. Through the effective management of targets, goals and production efficiencies, the Production Supervisor will ensure the ongoing success of the production team. The Production Supervisor will improve throughput and other in-house processes with the objective of reducing overall costs and enhancing customer satisfaction.
Accountability and Dependability
Decision Making and Judgement
Ethics and Integrity
Planning and Organizing
Enforcing Laws, Rules and Regulations
Mediating and Negotiating
Assist in the coordination of production schedules.
Monitor the performance of production employees.
Maintain a safe, clean and legally compliant workplace.
Identify, investigate, correct and document potential production problems.
Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities, with purchasing, production and shipping departments.
Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality.
Provide information for production plans to ensure that production objectives are met.
Ensure product quality.
Motivate members through the setting of clear expectations.
Coordinate with other supervisors, leads, and managers to obtain maximum use of resources.
Plan for manpower and equipment needs.
Ensure compliance with company standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, safety, and complete and on-time delivery.
Manage material requirements to increase inventory turns and reduce levels on hand.
Provide leadership for problem and conflict resolution.
Identify and determine quality and productivity related problems and solutions.
Coordinate, create and oversee employee work assignments and special projects.
Maintain and adhere to all company policies and procedures.
Perform other tasks as may be assigned.
Minimum 5 years of direct work experience in manufacturing environment.
Direct knowledge of metal working manufacturing methodologies an asset.
Must possess excellent communication skills for liaising and communicating with vendors, customers, and internal departments.
Excellent knowledge of Six Sigma techniques, Kaizen, and Lean Manufacturing.
Should have a good working knowledge of QS-9000 and ISO 9000 systems.
Highly capable of multi-tasking, with minimal supervision.
Able to interface directly with cross functional teams.
Proven problem identification skills.
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity suite.
A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills.
Knowledge of a manufacturing ERP software.
Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.
Bilingualism would be an asset
Education: University Degree.
Interacts with management, colleagues, visitors, government agencies/personnel.
Ability to attend and conduct presentations.