In this dynamic, fast-paced environment, the Production Supervisor is responsible for supervising employees and maintaining production and quality levels while maintaining a continuous improvement focus in a manufacturing / production environment.
This position is a member of a high-performing team of supervisors, which practices Lean Manufacturing principles to optimize production flow and efficiency.
Our facilities feature state-of-the-art robotic manufacturing equipment, which is used to craft high quality, Canadian made products.
Our company has enjoyed long standing success in our industry for over 35 years. We are able to offer an extremely competitive compensation package including extended health & dental, RRSP matching, and profit-sharing.
If this position sounds like a good match with your skill set and experience, please review the full details of this position below.
We are willing to provide training & development for candidates that may have relevant education with no hands-on experience.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide leadership and develop FPI employees in a manner consistent with FPI mission and guiding principles; ensuring employees have the tools and environment to meet their objectives, remain effective and feel appreciated
Lead, manage and maintain a positive environment focusing on Lean Manufacturing strategies and continuous improvement initiatives
Supervise employees in a manufacturing / production union environment
Maintain production levels as specified on weekly schedules
Responsible for the consistent quality of product and assembly processes
Work order reporting and maintenance on a daily basis
Ensure employees have resources needed to do their job
Process improvements in assembly and material handling
Training and performance measurement of new and existing employees
Work cell / Assembly line balancing, Standardized Work and cross training of employees
Maintain professional business relationships across all departments to create an efficient information channel; share information and keep other informed of important developments
Implementation and training of Health & Safety programs to ensure compliance with regulations; set a positive example by following regulations, including wearing appropriate personal protective equipment and maintaining hazard awareness
Deal with union related issues when required
Involvement with product introduction to shop floor / assembly lines
Maintain a current knowledge of product, design and assembly techniques
Coordinate workflow with other departments and shifts
Assist with and support team projects and duties as required
Abilities / Skills / Knowledge
Effective organizational, prioritization and time management skills
Ability to take initiative and follow through until completion
Strong communication skills in English (both written and verbal)
Ability to develop and maintain good working relationship with management and employees
Demonstrated experience developing effective teams
Education / Training
Minimum High School Graduate or equivalent plus
Courses in Operations Management, Supervision, Leadership or related an asset
Lean Manufacturing training preferred
5 years of experience in Supervision in a Manufacturing / Production environment (or equivalent combination of education, training & experience);
we are willing to provide training for candidates that may have relevant education with no hands-on experience.
Previous experience working in a union environment would be an asset
Experience with Lean concepts, team building and continuous improvement tools
What We Offer
Competitive compensation package
Extended health & dental benefits
RRSP matching program
Compressed work schedules (with short Fridays)
Professional development opportunities
Employee events (Monthly Mingles, Summer BBQ, Holiday celebrations)
Team Building / Health & Wellness activities
Employee Purchase Program
Friendly environment with Peer Recognition program
Smart Casual dress attire
Free coffee and parking