Reports to: Production Supervisor (large plant) or Production Manager/Factory Manager (small plant)

Main objectives: A first-line supervisor responsible for directly controlling a workforce of up to forty production personnel, not trades, within an assigned area of the plant. This foreperson is either one of several in a large operation or the only one in a small operation.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Establishing work allocations and controlling material usage within set standards.
  • Ensuring product, process, quality and safety specifications are adhered to.
  • Assisting in selection and training of staff.

Typical qualifications and experience: Apprenticeship, Trade Certificate, or practical experience, at least 25 years of age with two to five years foreperson experience.