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2023 Spring/Summer Co-Op - Production Supervisor

  • Location
    • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


As a Production Supervisor, you are responsible for supervising a group of employees involved in production, or operations. The group is accountable for quality products in a safe and timely manner! Also, the Supervisor is responsible for reducing costs, eliminating waste, and improving safety practices. Together with other Supervisors, the Co-Op student is part of a team supporting business objectives, and maintaining operation at a world-class level! Some of the problem-solving work is of a technical nature, which requires the ability to make timely decisions within specified limits. In addition, we require an individual that can effectively cope with change, and can comfortably handle risk and uncertainly.

Furthermore, you can expect to be collaborating on innovation challenges, and interacting with industry leaders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise hourly represented employees in a unionized environment

  • Implement Health and Safety laws, and promote a safe work environment

  • Ensure quality levels are maintained and improved every day

  • Maintain and exceed efficiency levels through continuous improvements

  • Effective use of personnel, material, and equipment

  • Align with terms of local and national labour agreements

  • Maintain department records and complete various administrative tasks

  • Manage and achieve business plan objectives and targets


  • Pursuit of a Bachelor's (3rd or 4th year) or Master's degree in one of the following areas: Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Automotive Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Controls, Systems, Materials Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Business, Commerce, Operations Management

  • Able to work fulltime, 40 hours per week in Canada and for 4-month term (1 semester) starting May 2023

  • Willing to work in a plant environment

  • Successful candidates will be required to attest to their vaccination status (or indicating that they do not wish to disclose), and any job offer will be conditional on the candidate providing that attestation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior manufacturing experience, knowledge of production environments, and in automotive industry

  • Previous supervisory, or team leading experience

Desired Skills:

  • Outstanding leadership, interpersonal, and relationship management skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with varying levels of the organization

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to distill complex subjects to a wider audience

  • High level of integrity, ability to deal with ambiguity, takes initiative/self-directed

  • Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, accountability and trust

  • Consistently demonstrates innovative thinking that is customer-centric

  • Excellent project management skills and the proven track record to manage numerous projects at any given

  • Possess strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

  • Fundamental digital literacy including understanding of MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

This role offers the following Work Appropriately strategies:

  • Onsite: The position requires an employee to be on-site on a full-time basis.


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