Production Supervisor


Production Supervisor - 75 - 85 k

Main Objectives: To supervise, train and directly control a work force of production employees, in the achievement of production targets within established time and quality constraints.

Reports to: Operations Manager

Supervises: Employees within the production unit

Typical Functions and Responsibilities: 

  • Ensures the SHE policies of the company are implemented and maintained, in line with the safe working conditions and compliance with relevant legislation, local requirements and environmental standards.
  • Visibly leading the change in safety culture by modelling safe behavior; engaging people to work safely, productively and holding them accountable to standards.
  • Develop challenging yet achievable production schedules and co-ordinate labour resources across the operation to meet these requirements.
  • Manage the employees in the production unit to ensure that they are adhering to the set standards, correct process and quality specifications. 
  • Liaises with the maintenance department to ensure timely repairs and preventative maintenance are scheduled into production flow.
  • Formulates and communicates appropriate manufacturing process, cost control, quality and customer service improvements to the Production Control team and facilitates their introduction.  
  • Focus on continual improvement of production processes to lower cost and improve lead times through initiatives of Lean principles and manage the associated changes.
  • Identify training needs of staff and implement training programs to provide maximum work force flexibility.
  • To promote sound working relationships with employees and manage the people resource to ensure an engaged workforce which contributes their best efforts to the business.
  • Review and provide performance reports relating to DIFOT and manufacturing variances.
  • Produce and check off daily times sheets then send to Admin
  • Complete QA checks on QC forms and final products to insure they comply with specification standards and drawings.

While the above functions and responsibilities cover the bulk of the Production Supervisors duties, by vary nature of this position, from time to time the Production Supervisor will be called upon to perform tasks outside the above brief but not beyond their abilities.


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