Production Supervisor
Lethbridge, AB, Canada
5d ago


Position Reports to : Plant Manager

Department : Production

Position Location : Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Direct Reports : Varies depending on department and number of Hourly Employees in the assigned department.

Salary Range : Dependent on previous work experience and education.

Kawneer is a part of Arconic's Building and Construction Systems (BCS) business and is a leading supplier of architectural systems and services to the global construction market, with offices in 11 countries in North America, Europe, North Africa and Asia.

Kawneer partners with customers, communities, and the environment to achieve collective success. Through strong links with our partners, we are able to provide benefit beyond the tangible goods that we produce.

For our customers, that means value added services. For our communities, that means giving back to employees and enriching the lives of the people who surround and support us.

For the environment, that means being responsible in our decisions and careful in our actions.

We are committed to innovative and creative product design. Our products can meet the most exacting engineering and technical standards while overcoming sophisticated design challenges.

Kawneer's design expertise, combined with aluminum's flexibility and recyclability, makes our architectural systems and products the right solutions for today and tomorrow.

Position Summary : The Production Supervisor reports directly to the Plant Manager. Supervisors are the first level of authority in the workplace providing leadership, coaching, and clear direction to ensure people are working safely, meeting customer demands, solving problems, eliminating waste, and meeting goals.

Under the leadership of the Plant Manager, this position is accountable for supervising, scheduling, and leading a group of employees to meet departmental goals.

This position would provide leadership and implement production plans to support OTIF and quality targets within the assigned department.

This position is responsible to apply knowledge and skills in EHS to drive disciplined systems in support of an injury-free work culture.

The Production Supervisor is also responsible to drive process improvement throughout the assigned department in the pursuit of operational excellence and cost competitiveness.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Strong experience and knowledge in lean manufacturing systems (ABS), Production Control and Quality Systems.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing systems and processes.
  • Ensure all Environmental & Safety policies are followed.
  • Monitoring performance and implementing corrective action to meet goals.
  • Identifying and implementing improvement plans.
  • Solving problems by identifying their root cause and preventing a recurrence.
  • Effectively communicating with others within and outside the working group.
  • Maintain all production and related quality assurance records.
  • Provide leadership, coaching, establish clear direction, intentions and objectives while being able to gain the support of others and motivate people in assigned area.
  • Must be able to direct multiple tasks and priorities and easily adapt to changing priorities.
  • Effectively manage employee and labor relations issues including contract administration, grievance handling, and day-to-day employee complaints / issues.
  • Responsible for meeting or exceeding production goals including production output, safety, on time delivery, and people initiatives within a traditional unit supervisor role.
  • Direct the implementation of Arconic Business System initiatives (lean manufacturing including 5S, standardized work, work balance, product flow, and TPM improvements.
  • Own cost savings initiatives (degree of implementation).
  • Other duties as required.
  • Qualifications

    General Qualifications / Experience :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing Operations or other technical field.
  • Minimum 5 years’ supervisory experience in a manufacturing / product environment.
  • Knowledge of principles and application of lean manufacturing and Quality Systems and production planning.
  • Highly developed oral (influencing) and written communication skills.
  • Aspirations to grow into a more senior role.
  • Able to function in a high-pressure work environment characterized by constant change.
  • Preferred Qualifications / Experience :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Engineering, or Business.
  • Microsoft Office and JDE experience.
  • Knowledge of the architectural aluminum construction industry with particular expertise on people-paced processes in production environments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the innate ability to work with a wide variety of different personalities.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to analyze complex issues and derive suitable business solutions.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, demanding manufacturing environment.
  • Work Environment / Conditions : Fast-paced, busy manufacturing / production facility with the ability to have a flexible schedule and work daytime, evening, and night shifts as per production needs.

    This position is Non-Exempt and would require frequent overtime to meet production and business needs.

    Physical Demands : None.

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