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Production Supervisor

Operations / Manufacturing

Cabot Gypsum Board

Point Tupper, Nova Scotia

Position Summary

Reporting to the Plant Manager the Production Supervisor is a management position with the requirement to work shift work.


  • Provide leadership and direction to the Production Team to achieve production cost and quality goals while maintaining a safe work environment.
  • Ensure employees perform their duties safely.
  • Schedule staff and monitor progress and results.
  • Lead, facilitate and direct line personnel in a continuous fast paced manufacturing process.
  • Promote and facilitate teamwork to continuously improve safety, product quality, and production processes.
  • Analyze process and equipment breakdowns and aid in developing corrective actions to minimize downtime.
  • Promote an atmosphere of continuous improvement toward safety, quality and productivity.
  • Apply skills of Analytic Problem Solving (APS) and follow up on reasons for losses through loss reporting.
  • Lead 5S implementation and maintain the standards required for 5S
  • Train and motivate personnel to comply with plant policies.
  • Keep applicable records of production reports, performance, overtime, attendance and work orders.
  • Plan, organize, and control production to ensure goods are produced efficiently, on time, within budget and to quality standards
  • Supervise production employees providing direction, support, coaching and development to ensure effective employee relations and resolve employee issues
  • Ensure compliance and consistent application of operating procedures, health & safety provisions, quality standards and company policy and procedures


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent employment experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong organizational, leadership, and planning skills.
  • Ability to analyze problems, delegate, and collaborate within a team environment.
  • Professional ethics, tact, and courtesy in dealing with employees.
  • A continuous improvement ethic.
  • A drive to create business value and efficiency.
  • Conscientiously comply with company safety policies and practices

Interested candidates: Please send your resume and cover letter along with list of references to:
Karine Morenault email:

Please quote competition number PS0320-CB when applying.

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