Production Supervisor

Position Description

Job Summary

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Production Supervisor is responsible for creating a culture of engagement within and between the plant teams to directly impact and consistently meet plant objectives and deliverables.  This position is also accountable for ensuring that production teams work collaboratively in the decision making processes and that the decisions are in alignment with plant goals and objectives, World Class Manufacturing (WCM) standards, Key Performance Indicator’s (KPI), safety requirements and current Human Resources (HR) guidelines.  Finally, the Production Supervisor is responsible for all activities at the site and acts as the primary point of contact in off-hours and on weekends in the absence of plant management.


  • Responsible for shift performance reporting as required, communicating with other Production Supervisors to report performance and issues that have arisen on shift.Full handover to other Production Supervisors at shift changeovers.
  • Accurate (100%) and timely (within shift) recording of production data through GXO and SAP
  • Supervision and Leadership
  • Coaches and mentors operators/technicians by influencing behaviors to execute and meet assigned responsibilities that directly improve individual, team and plant performance.
  • Manages the performance of production team to achieve daily and weekly targets across EHS, Quality, Streamline, Production and WCM Progress.An expert in performance management.
  • Collaborates with the appropriate pillar champion to coordinate the on-shift crew participation and implementation of WCM / Lean projects as part of daily work expectations. Leads AM projects and Kaizen events.
  • Continuously evaluates workplace for safety concerns and ensures behavioral safety initiatives are performed to goal levels.
  • Through coordination with other departments, leads production of drywall in a manner such that shipments meet customer requirements (on-time, on-spec etc.) by achieving target performances on stock record accuracy (SRA) and plant schedule adherence (PSA)
  • Ensure product is to specification and meets identified quality standards.


Adhere to a plant budget and helps drive team focus to reducing losses and costs.  Must support internal controls.


Works in a manufacturing plant environment with limited HVAC, concrete floors, and exposure to industrial noise, dust, chemicals and temperature changes.  Normal plant operation is 24 hours, 7 days a week and work hours may vary depending on business needs.  May require long hours, and weekend and holiday work.  May require travel by air and rental cars. May also require shift work.


Must be capable of wearing personal protective equipment necessary to comply with government and company safety standards whenever engineered methods of reducing hazards or physical requirements cannot be reasonably accommodated.  Job includes tasks that require walking, bending, twisting, gripping, stair and ladder climbing, entering confined spaces, navigating rough terrain and occasional lifting of up to 75 lbs.  May require long periods of sitting, walking, standing, working on a computer or engaging in telephone conversation.


Required Qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s degree or two (2) years of post-high school education with 5 yrs of manufacturing supervisory experience 
  • Demonstrable success of providing leadership in a unionized environment
  •  Excellent interpersonal and problem solving capabilities to work effectively in corporate, manufacturing and team environments.
  •  Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, SAP.
  • Previous work experience in Lean Manufacturing using Kaizen, 5S tools

Company Summary

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

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Production Supervisor

Location: Calgary

Posting Date: 04/06/2021

Job Code: 585688

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