Production Supervisor

Ottawa, Ontario, ca
Company: Saint-Gobain
Category: Manufacturing
Published on 2021-05-06 19:04:40

Position description

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Production Supervisor is responsible for providing leadership and direction to his/her shift team involved in the manufacturing of fibreglass insulation to the Company's safety, quality and production standards while being consistent with CertainTeed Insulation Canada's values and objectives.


Responsible for the safety of operators and craftsmen on site; utilize safety audits/inspections, risk assessments and other Continuous Improvement tools to promote a strong safety culture

  • Maintain a safe working environment by enforcing all company safety guidelines and standards

  • Lead incident investigation using relevant tools

  • Execute daily production plan/schedule. Supervise and coordinate his/her shift and ensure each individual works in a safe and efficient manner to produce conforming product at all times

  • Ensure all quality testing are completed to the required standard

  • Assist shift team in troubleshooting using Continuous Improvement Problem Solving approach

  • Engage operators and craftsmen and provide coaching and mentoring

  • Perform production floor walk to ensure a high housekeeping standards throughout the facility

  • Complete production reports using computer software (Excel, SAP, MES)

  • Collaborate with Performance Teams to ensure daily issues are addressed in a timely manner

  • Identify training needs of his/her team and provide constructive performance feedback

  • Promote and enhance positive union/management relationship. Assist in the administration of the collective agreement and personnel issues

  • Validate working hours for his/her shift and schedule overtime and other shift coverage

  • Lead or participate in multiple improvement projects in a fast paced environment


  • Supervise a unionized team of 10 - 20 operators and 2 craftsmen at one time.

  • Manage HR related items within the team.

  • Able to delegate tasks with clear expectations and timeframes for completion.

  • Communicate efficiently events and issues with other shifts and managers.

  • Quality of reporting at the end of each shift (safety and environmental incidents, events, resources...). 


    Must be able to wear required safety equipment.

    Able to work 12 hour shifts including week ends in a 24/7 working environment

    Able to be on your feet for extended periods, climb stairs


  • A College Diploma in a technical field or equivalent work experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Management or Science is preferred

  • 5-10 years of experience in a supervising/managing capacity. Experience working within a heavy industrial manufacturing environment is an asset

  • Occupational Health and Safety knowledge

  • Working knowledge and experience of 5S and Continuous Improvement or Lean Manufacturing

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Words, Excel, PowerPoint.

  • Experience with SAP is an asset.

  • Must be able to work rotating shifts as well as weekends when required

  • Lead and mentor production team and help resolve personnel issues.

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