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Job title: Production Supervisor
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 3 to 5 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 17 November 2021
Job reference no: 2507311698

Job Description

Purpose of the job 

  • To manage and coordinate the efforts of hourly department employees to meet manufacturing and production schedules. Ensure that product specifications are met with a high standard of quality. Ensure compliance with all standards, policies, regulations, for the safe, environmentally sound production of a quality product.


  • Work closely with team members to provide a safe work environment. Make recommendations to improve safety, environmental and health of the entire facility;
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the shift with constant emphasis on safety, quality, delivery and cost;
  • Plan, assign and direct work for all hourly production employees; appraise performance and provide feedback as needed, assist in resolving complaints; hold employees accountable as needed; communicate issues and results on a daily basis;
  • Responsible to maintain department visual controls, and continuous improvement methods to the manufacturing floor;
  • Direct and execute daily production requirements;
  • Meet or exceed productivity goals.
  • Maintain waste generation at or below budgeted standard;
  • Inspect the finished product to ensure quality specifications are met;
  • Maintain full compliance of all policies; safety rules; housekeeping excellence;
  • Ensure all production reporting is completed timely and accurately for each shift;
  • Must possess problem solving/root cause analysis skills; leadership and interpersonal skills; ability to motivate teams to exceed expectation; communication, planning and organizations skills; sense of urgency and accountability; customer focus; ability to work effectively in cross functional team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal relations and written communications skills
  • Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the work place, follow safety rules, utilise appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator;
  • Building effective teams to support continuous improvement;
  • Conduct constructive production and safety meetings;

Basic Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Grade 12
  • National Diploma in Production Supervisor / Management
  • Recognised Apprenticeship in Converting / Corrugator preferable
  • ± 3 or more years of experience working in a manufacturing, production environment;
  • ± 2 or more years of experience supervising employees within a manufacturing, production environment;
  • Availability to work shift work and overtime when needed
  • Knowledge of ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO45001, ISO22001
  • Experience with computer applications such as: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)