Production Supervisor

Reports to: Production Manager

Responsible for the day-to-day planning and control of production activities including yields, equipment, sanitation, staffing, supplies, schedules, and machine start-up by effectively utilizing resources to achieve production demands and customer service levels while adhering to quality and legislative guidelines.


  • Maintain safe and clean work environment by educating and directing employees on the use of equipment and resources while maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Maintain quality and legislative requirements by adhering to and enforcing Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures.


  • Plan, direct, engage and understand daily production operations while anticipating and troubleshooting production problems.
  • Complete production plan by scheduling and assigning employees, establishing priorities, revising schedules, and resolving problems.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Measure performance and achieve Continuous Improvement in processes to implement cost reductions while maintaining quality.
  • Strive to continuously improve; employee relations, yields, labour results, equipment, sanitation, personal job knowledge, etc.

Employee Relations:

  • Develop, direct, manage, train, and motivate employees by communicating job expectations, appraising job results, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees.
  • Contribute to team work and foster positive employee relations by communicating effectively with peers, employees and managers.
  • Maintain working relationship with the Union/Association by following the terms of the collective bargaining agreement (if applicable).


  • Responsible for the administration of employee suggestions, business plan projects, time & attendance, grievances, attendance and health & safety meetings.


  • Post secondary diploma and/or degree (e.g., management studies, business).
  • Two years of supervisory work experience.
  • CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Effective communication skills to lead, motivate, coach, mentor and resolve employee conflict.
  • Well established organizational skills to manage multiple tasks.
  • Self starter with good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Continuous learner and willingness to embrace change.
  • Flexible to work shifts.