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Posting date : 04/19/2024

Reference : CAN00598

3rd Shift Production Supervisor

  • Canada , Ontario , Ajax
  • Permanent / Regular
  • Technical Production

Why do we need you ?

What's the job?

The Production Supervisor is responsible for all production activities. The incumbent will manage and direct the activities of the production line personnel to safely produce quality products. Will monitor and direct the production activities and production line personnel. The incumbent is held accountable to ensure production activities are carried out in compliance with all environmental, health, and safety requirements, policies, and procedures. This position reports directly to the Production Manager.


Develops the knowledge, skills, and abilities of their direct reports by acting as a coach and mentor. Placing priority on taking care of their employees and ensuring that daily human resource issues are timely and consistent (payroll, recognition, accountability, etc.). Train and develop production crews to safely produce quality-roofing products efficiently, monitoring production processes. Consistently and equitably, enforce plant rules, holding crew members accountable for all facets of their jobs, including housekeeping standards. Maintain good labor relations by equitable administration of work rules, consistency of actions, and open communication with all employees. By personal actions and example, assure that all employees are treated with dignity and respect. Must be fully engaged in the continuous improvement of the process and actively developing their direct reports to the same level.


  • Supervise and direct all Production activities for assigned lines to ensure that products are produced to meet or exceed all established process specifications and quality requirements. Confer with the Production Manager and establish work schedules, assignments, and production requirements for operations and activities within or between departments.
  • Observe work and monitor to ensure production or processing standard performance. Assist in troubleshooting and problem-solving.
    Interprets production specifications and determines the acceptability of production that is in process.
  • Responsible for the support of activities such as Maintenance and Engineering.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of products and manufacturing all products within specification.
  • Maintain communication with Operations Management to ensure production requirements are understood.
  • Provides input and collaboration as part of the plant operations second-level management team.
  • Must advise and counsel Production team members effectively, utilize progressive discipline, and take corrective actions when warranted for crew members.
  • Ensures compliance with all safety procedures, establishes, and promotes the maintenance of a safe, accident-free, and healthy work environment. Eliminate or control hazardous conditions resulting from human error, equipment, and machine operations, which may lead to human injury and or property damage.
  • Report all EH&S incidents – Injuries/Recordables, Near Misses, First Aid, Environmental and Property/Equipment Damage.
  • Ensure adherence to Waste Management and Recycling responsibilities.
  • Participate in Incident & Near Miss Investigations to determine root cause and corrective actions.
  • Participation in development and review of JSA/SOP’s.
  • Assist with direct reports in reviewing accident investigations to reach the root cause and determine corrective actions.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The manufacturing plant is not temperature controlled; dust and high noise areas are present inside plant areas.  

Is this job for you ?

What do you bring?

  • BS Degree preferred and/or 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience, as well as exposure in a unionized manufacturing environment.
  • This position requires an understanding of the production operation and its practices and procedures, as well as a high level of human relations skills to develop and motivate subordinates.
  • Must demonstrate core competencies of engagement in safe work behaviors, effective communications, listening, and organizational skills.
  • Must understand machine operations and be fully committed to safely accomplish tasks. Must be computer literate and have knowledge of lean manufacturing principles such as Six Sigma. The position provides leadership and direction for the activities of assigned crews.

A little more about us

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. 

To make sure nothing is forgotten


  • Ability to work an average of 40 hours per week, speak clearly so others understand, vision acuity to see details within a few feet of an observer, accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively with high-stress situations, sensitivity to other’s needs, positive demeanor, and model change management for the business.
  • 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, and standing, working on a computer, or engaging in telephone conversation.

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