Production Supervisor

Location: Delta, BC, Canada

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

Experience

  • 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

Hours of Work

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Extended health & dental benefits
  • RRSP matching program
  • Profit-sharing
  • 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

How To Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume with cover letter to the Human Resources Department by Applying Online or by Email.
Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in this position.