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Production Supervisor

Posting Start Date: Nov 29, 2022

Location: Prince George, BC, CA

Company: Cascades

Your challenge!


To directly supervise all facets of plant operations and personnel in the receiving, processing, preparing, baling and shipping of recycled materials in order to maximize production, minimize costs and to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.

Individual responsibilities




  • Insure that each employee you supervise has received an initial orientation before beginning work.
  • Provide them with a tour of the plant and document that the orientation has been completed by having the new employee sign off on the orientation program
  • Insure that each employee you supervise is competent or receives training on safe operation of equipment or tasks before starting work on that equipment or project.
  • Insure that each employee receives required personal protective equipment (PPE) before starting work on a project requiring PPE.  Ensure compliance.
  • Do a daily walk-around safety-check of the work area. Promptly correct any hazards you find.
  • Observe the employees you supervise working. Promptly correct any unsafe behavior. Provide training and take corrective action as necessary. 
  • Set a good example for employees by following safety rules and policies and procedures
  • Investigate all incidents in your area and report your findings to management.
  • Talk to management about changes to work practices or equipment that will improve employee safety.
  • Attend safety training as required.
  • Record any accident or incident in the log book and report to the Plant Manager immediately

People Management

  • Performance reviews semi-annually or as required
  • Employee discipline as necessary
  • Train, develop and motivate plant personnel
  • Maintain proper personnel and job classifications
  • Ensure employees are qualified to perform their duties


Production Management/Coordination

  • Maintain and analyze production reports 
  • Schedule and lead production/crew meetings
  • Identify maintenance and/or repair needs daily in conjunction with Maintenance Coordinator 
  • Carry out safety meetings as required
  • Order supplies (baling wire, parts, etc.)
  • Maintain and ensure all quality standards
  • Set and monitor production goals
  • Understand new technology (e.g. screening, sort lines, etc.)
  • Operate equipment as required
  • Perform repairs, maintenance and modifications to equipment as required


Cost Control

  • Approve and monitor overtime
  • Control overhead costs (line item assignments)
  • Prepare, implement and control preventative maintenance programs for all equipment in conjunction with maintenance person.
  • Implement and promote safety/fire protection, loss prevention and security 
  • Monitor progress with modified duties to ensure the employee returns to work at their regular duties as soon as possible.  


Inventory Control

  • Monitor inventories
  • Facilitate and monitor outbound shipments.
  • Look after material movement 

Business Development

  • Maintain knowledge of major customers
  • Knowledge of current market pricing for out-going material



  • Sign off A/P invoices in conjunction with Manager
  • Responding to calls immediately
  • Maintain building – repairs and housekeeping




  • Have a related technical school training certificate would be considered an asset  



  • 3-5 years experience in a manufacturing or related industry.  Previous experience with equipment used in the recycling industry and with related mobile equipment would be a definite asset.
  • Good knowledge of electrical and hydraulic components.
  • Must be able to work well in an unsupervised environment and as part of a project team.
  • Proven troubleshooting ability with emphasis on safety and reliability.
  • Must be well organized.
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to perform machining would be an asset.
  • Must be aware of all safety standards and requirements for maintenance work.

Work Environment


Plant environment – exposure to dust, wet/rain, hot and cold temperatures, noise, etc.

Core competencies defined for this job

Managerial courage
Flexibility and ability to adapt
*Health and safety
Active listening
Team leadership
Action-based focus

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