Production Leader
Company Private
Burlington, ON

The Challenge

The Production Leader is responsible for facilitating, coaching, and educating the team to achieve shift targets and Company goals. Empowering the team to function autonomously while meeting production expectation and developing their skills to become high performance teams. The Production Leaderis responsible for the safety, quality, and continuous improvement of all team members

Responsibilities and Duties


  • Understands the company's Health & Safety Policy, the Occupational Health & Safety Act, AODA, WHMIS, and Safe Work Standards. Ensures that these policies are being upheld
  • Ensures that Health and Safety rules and regulations are adhered to in the plant and that matters relating to H&S are dealt with properly within the company's Health & Safety Policy & the Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • Ensures that internal audits are properly completed and oversees the training requirements of all employees on the shift
  • Supervises plant safety and housekeeping practices and maintain a constant alert for hazardous conditions
  • Responds to employee injuries by administering or seeking appropriate first aid assistance, issuing medical authorization forms, update safety incident/accident reporting, investigate accident causes and recommend means to prevent accident re-occurrence.


  • Engages with employees by conducting Shift Updates, Safety Meetings, Production Meetings and promoting continuous communication among the teams and shifts.
  • Provides mentorship and coaching to all members of the team. Works directly with team leaders to provide necessary support and leadership to achieve key objectives
  • Conducts pre-shift huddles and provides feedback for Team Members & Team Leaders
  • Works closely with other Production Supervisors to ensure production handovers are effective communications tools
  • Responsible for ensuring that time keeping system is properly updated, including time-card verification, updating notes and approvals
  • Mentors team to achieve optimal results and encourages team work and professional interpersonal relationships
  • Conducts performance appraisals and proactively provides feedback to team members
  • Maintains clear up-to-date communication with Support & Production Team members for production goals, client priorities, quality issues, and/or challenges during shift
  • Participates in the team's progressive discipline process, ensuring expectations are met and issues are addressed effectively


  • Manages and supports all production employees to achieve our key results – this includes managing teams to ensure internal goals are achieved.
  • Plans and executes daily production tasks using different operational tools, which include aligning manpower, allocating team members for cross-training and providing support to the teams
  • Monitors, measures, and reports on production related process performance
  • Coordinates with the Maintenance team on implementing new equipment / technology into production
  • Ensuring timely repair and maintenance of existing equipment is completed by maintenance team

Quality/Continuous Improvement Knowledge Requirements

  • Leader in Audits to ensure that all team members are meeting the company's internal standards and continuously improving the scores each week. This includes cleanliness, safety, and equipment condition.
  • Has an active role in the company’s continuous improvement plan to achieve plans for future growth
  • Reviews product defects, and coordinates corrections by way of Non-conformance reports
  • Participate in the investigation of technical problems and the establishment of procedures and corrective actions to avoid recurrences
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts and “design for manufacturing” principles
  • Participates in, plan, support and lead Continuous Improvement activities
  • Supports the analysis of production flow, equipment utilization, waste reduction (5 S), Kaizens and efficiencies through the application of fundamental Lean manufacturing techniques
  • Identifies and executes opportunities for improvement in production work flow
  • Ensures compliance and support of plant initiatives with all company, ISO, Government policies and regulations
  • Supports, coaches and promotes continuous improvement culture leading / participating in Kaizen events, 8D analysis, FMEA and other tools.


  • Passionate about people and providing coaching/mentorship to develop people
  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving organizational and personal goals
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Strong leadership skills, independent thinking, strong organizational and planning abilities and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills are essential
  • Certified JHSC safety training is an asset
  • Prior direct or indirect leadership experience in a manufacturing setting is required
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of the organization
  • Self-motivated/Self-driven, enthusiastic and cooperative

Job Requirements:

  • 10 years + manufacturing environment experience
  • 8 years + Proven experience as Production Supervisor or similar role
  • Advanced skills in reporting, time keeping and production tracking modules
  • Degree or College Diploma in technical capacity
  • Must be willing & able to work 12 hour, continental, rotating shifts

Job Type: Full-time


  • Supervisory: 8 years (Preferred)
  • Lean Manufacturing: 8 years (Preferred)