Reports to: Manufacturing/Production Manager

Supervises: Employees within the production unit

Main objectives: Supervise and train a group of production operatives including charge hands in the achievement of production targets within established time and quality constraints.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for day-to-day operations of the production area.
  • May provide direct supervision to production employees such as operators, assemblers, and technicians.
  • Plan and implement production schedules. Ensure the timely, efficient and safe operation of a production unit.
  • Provide appropriate training and instructions to employees on standard and new operating procedures.
  • Assist in the development of productivity measurement and implementation.
  • Work with quality control staff to ensure that product processes meet quality standards.
  • Oversee the correct use of machinery and equipment.
  • Report on variance in raw material inventories.

Typical qualifications and experience: Extensive experience in the production unit, including experience at the leading hand level.

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