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Production Supervisor

December 1 2019
Industries Metal, Metal products
Categories Production, Operations, Quality, Safety, Manufacturing, Production, Industrial, Supervision, Surveillance
Mississauga, ON

Production Supervisor

Mississauga, ON, Canada


Canam Group is the largest fabricator of steel components in North America. Specialized in designing construction solutions and fabricating customized products since 1961, Canam Group takes part in an average of 10,000 construction projects each year in one activity sector divided into three groups of products and services: buildings, structural steel and bridges. The Corporation operates 25 plants across North America and employs over 4,900 people in Canada, the United States, Romania and India.

Direct, supervise, and coordinate production activities in an assigned area of our joist and steel deck fabrication plant. Ensure production, safety, and quality standards are met and maintained. Understand product and customer requirements and key production tasks. Serve as a Lean manufacturing leader on shop floor.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure safe work practices and compliance with health and safety policies and procedures;
  • Plan and supervise daily manufacturing operations anticipating production issues (i.e., material shortages, equipment malfunctions, rush orders, etc.) to minimize downtime and ensure production, safety and quality objectives are achieved;
  • Participate in selection/interview process, job safety orientation and employee performance reviews;
  • Instruct, coach, and motivate employees;
  • Lead daily stand-up meetings;
  • Develop and update manufacturing work instructions and documentation as required;
  • Administer provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement while providing clear expectations, consistent accountability, and regular feedback;
  • Perform administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the department such as health and safety inspections and reports, payroll adjustments, production and maintenance reports;
  • Coordinate maintenance and production activities to ensure preventive maintenance work is completed on schedule;
  • In conjunction with Lean Manufacturing philosophy, identify, develop and implement continuous improvement programs in productivity and 5S culture, such as work simplification, labour balancing, bottleneck management, process changes or improvements in methods or equipment;
  • Participate in and implement change driven from Lean initiatives such as Kaizen workshops, SMED’s, 5S. Act as Project Leader if required;
  • Perform other job duties as assigned by supervisor.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Three to five (3-5) years’ supervisory experience in steel fabrication or related industry required, preferably in a unionized environment;
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience in Health and Safety in an industrial establishment;
  • Ability to read shop details/drawings for welding/fabrication;
  • Experience training employees in welding and machine operations;
  • Post-secondary education in a related discipline would be an asset;
  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office or Google Suite and manufacturing software;
  • Problem-solving and root cause identification skills;
  • Efficient at managing time in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Requires flexibility to work overtime, and afternoon shift if needed;
  • Strong understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles and tools. Lean Certification is a plus.


Canam Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including pension and profit-sharing plans, and supports professional development.

At this time, consideration for this position will be limited to those candidates already located within commuting distance of Mississauga, Ontario.

Canam Group Inc. appreciates your interest in this position. Please note, however, that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. We reserve the right, upon the candidate’s written authorization and at the company’s expense, to perform criminal, credit and job-related medical checks as part of the hiring process.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Canam Group Inc. is committed to providing employment accommodation. If you require accommodation to apply, or if selected to participate in an assessment process, please advise Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.



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