Production supervisor

Sherbrooke, QC, Canada


Do you want to contribute to the influence of a fast-growing family business made up of seven production sites in North America?

DE LA FONTAINE, designated in 2021, 2022 and 2023 for the prestigious distinction of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, is looking for a Production supervisor who will report to the Production Director. The Production supervisor will be responsible for ensuring the planning, direction, organization and control of an entire production line on a daily basis. The Production supervisor will contribute to the strategic direction of the production department, product development, optimization of work methods and product quality control.

Job Description

More specifically, he or she will be responsible for:

  • Manage a production/manufacturing department;
  • Achieve set production objectives (delivery times, quality, etc.);
  • Supervise a team of 20 to 30 unionized employees;
  • Plan work and evaluate employees;
  • Develop and implement programs to evaluate and ensure the efficient use of materials, labor and equipment;
  • Participate in the design of the factory layout by making recommendations for changes to machines, equipment, production system and work methods;
  • Train employees on the use of new equipment or production techniques;
  • Produce productivity analysis reports and carry out production/manufacturing quality verification rounds;
  • Make strategic recommendations for product improvement and development;
  • Ensure that work is carried out in a safe environment;
  • Monitor health and safety standards at work.

Schedule: Full time.
Shift: Evening or night shift.

At DE LA FONTAINE, family is important. We take care of our employees!

We offer you:

  • competitive salary: We are completely dedicated to exceeding our clients’ expectations. The same goes for the salaries of our employees.
  • A job stability: We know that life has its share of uncertainties, but rest assured that your job stability will never be one.
  • An insurance program: We’ve got you covered, so you can focus on what’s important to you.
  • collective RRSP: You contribute to the influence of our company on a daily basis, so let us contribute to your retirement.
  • Annual vacations: We close our factory for 2 weeks during the holiday season (including 4 moving holidays) in addition to 6 statutory holidays and summer vacation, to give you a well-deserved break.

We offer you even more:

  • Continuous training in business;
  • Wellness program with corporate, social and sports activities;
  • Years of Service Recognition Program.

You are the person we are looking for if you have the following skills and qualities:

  • College study program in manufacturing management, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering or any other equivalent training;
  • 2 to 5 years of experience;
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles;
  • Ability to work under pressure and complete different projects;
  • Ability to manage personnel and a department in a factory;
  • Demonstrate leadership;
  • Rapid problem solving skills;
  • Very strong ability to adapt to daily changes;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications (particularly Excel, intermediate level);
  • Knowledge of an integrated management system (ERP) such as Microsoft Dynamics AX (asset);
  • Knowledge of sheet metal processing (an asset).