Production Supervisor, Automated Processes
AGS Automotive
Oshawa, ON, CAN
2d ago

Our AGS Oshawa team is looking for a Production Supervisor, Automated Processesto meet the challenges of an established manufacturing operation, as well as new product launches.

The right candidate is an individual who is keen to learn and grow in our dynamic environment. This position is a key part of a team committed to producing and delivering high quality product to one of North America's largest automakers.

Together, as one team, we strive to change the automotive landscape and excel within the highly competitive automotive industry.


Supervise automated production processes and functions in a manufacturing facility and staff employed in the department's function.


Supervise a staff employed in the department's function relative to the company's robotic polish and stamping manufacturing process, in accordance with the organization's policies and procedures, and regulatory requirements for a safe working environment.

  • Plan, assign, and direct shift staff and activities for safe work practices to meet production demands. Manage performance issues, identify training needs, and arrange for upgrading;
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures, plant rules, and legislative obligations. Carry out timely disciplinary processes, and resolve complaints and problems.
  • Administer the collective agreement and company policies as they apply to activities on shift. Develop good working relationships with union and safety representatives, respond to their concerns, and resolve disputes including grievances.
  • Ensure accurate and timely records and documentation are maintained.
  • Attend meetings as required.
  • Supervise automated production processes, including robotic polish and stamping activities.

  • Act as the technical expert and lead Supervisor on the robotic polish and stamping process in the facility, including training and leading other Supervisors and bargaining unit employees on the process.
  • Review and analyze production plans, logs, quality assurance data, resource and equipment status, and manpower requirements for the effective management of the robotic polish and stamping process.
  • Schedule and assign shift activities to achieve optimum process demands. Monitor conformance to standards, specifications, limitations and quality control, making adjustments as necessary.
  • Identify the root cause of problems and implement, or work with others to implement corrective action.
  • Maintain awareness of manufacturing objectives, changes, programs, and experience. Make recommendations to improve process methods, equipment performance, quality control, and working conditions.
  • Take immediate action in emergency situations, protecting people and plant, and minimizing financial consequences.
  • Contribute to decision-making processes and keep management informed.
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate manual and computerized records.
  • Take responsibility as a competent person UNDER Section 27 of the OHSA for the safety and well-being of employees on shift.

  • Take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a worker. Ensure that employees receive appropriate training, and they wear appropriate PPE using additional safety equipment when required, and follow safe work procedures and practices.
  • Carry out workplace inspections such as layered audits, JHSC safety inspections, etc. Report unsafe conditions or equipment, correcting substandard acts or conditions.

  • Respond to incidents, arrange for first aid, and take precautions to avoid further injury or impact. Follow procedures for accident investigation and reporting.
  • Cooperate with internal and external contacts.

  • Conduct information sessions such as safety talks, tail gate meetings, and participate in other forms of staff meetings.
  • Work with first aiders and other staff to ensure proper treatment and accommodation for employees with medical issues or disabilities.
  • Oversee the general safety of the people and plant. Observe and monitor employee safety, and provide H&S feedback to employees and supervisors.
  • Perform any other duties that may be specifically or generally assigned.


  • Post-secondary education in an appropriate field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in metal finishing and stamping and
  • Aptitude for understanding how automation integrates with mechanical equipment particularly in polish and stamping.
  • Ability to train and lead others, including peers.
  • Supervisory experience in a union environment is an asset.
  • Good judgement, problem solving, mathematical skills and decision-making.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • AGS Automotive Systems is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Employees with disabilities who require accommodation during the recruitment process or would like more details about accessibility should contact the local HR Team.

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