Machine Shop Supervisor - Night Shift

Collins Aerospace - Oakville, ON (14 months ago)

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In this position you will be reporting to the Machine Shop Manager. As the night shift Machine Shop Supervisor, you will oversee daily, weekly and monthly production targets of a team of Machinist while maintaining the highest of quality, safety and process standards.

Please note that candidates must be willing to work various shifts as required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide day to day working leadership within the machine shop during the night shift, by ensuring that safe-working procedures, good housekeeping practices and all company policies are adhered to at all times.
  • Plan and organize the efficient and effective use of manpower, equipment and material resources.
  • Schedule, distribute and control work assignments to provide smooth flow of both priority and routine tasks to ensure efficient utilization of personnel and production requirements are met in a timely basis.
  • Provide support and direction to employees on machining/technical challenges.
  • Work with the team to drive continuous improvement through driver measures, open team dialogue and actively participating in Driver/ACE board meetings.
  • Participate and support ACE related activities and drive ACE initiatives.
  • Interface with appropriate support personnel (Manufacturing, Engineering, Production Control, and Inspection, in the investigation of production problems encountered in meeting schedule requirements and/or quality standards.
  • Act proactively to ensure a safe work environment and promote safe work habits through formal audits and continuous contact with the shop floor.
  • Act as a coach and mentor to improve employee performance and engagement.
  • Resolve employee concerns by listening, analyzing and taking action.
  • Conduct performance reviews, lead coaching discussions and participate in hiring activities.
  • Coordinate overtime and vacation planning to ensure adequate coverage during shift.
  • Work with the teams to understand the need to drive continuous improvement through driver measures, open team dialogue and a bias for action; actively participate in daily Driver measure board meetings.
  • Establishes lines of communication between other supervisors and cell leaders, determines the area of responsibility and follows up to ensure assignments are completed in accordance with procedures and instructions
  • Assist in reviewing those problem areas that have been identified by monitoring QN’s and PDS sheets and ensures proper action has been taken to correct the unfavorable occurrence
  • Lead the on-going reduction of inventory and elimination of waste from the business by promoting and applying LEAN principles and daily TPM and 5S in the shop.
  • Investigate production and improvement suggestions to determine feasibility, suggest new production ideas including acquisition and commissioning of new production.
  • Work with Maintenance team to drive rapid closure of all daily machine issues, and identify opportunities for PM, TPM and additional support.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Post Secondary education/certification in a related technical discipline coupled with previous experience in a leadership position in a manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment.
  • Must have at least 10 years of experience in a hands on CNC Machinist position.
  • Must have strong background in CNC and manual Machining.
  • Previous experience in a fast paced, manufacturing environment is required, and prior aerospace experience would be considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated performance and leadership qualities through successful participation in company leadership activities/roles.
  • Demonstrated problem solving & data analytics skills.
  • Strong computer skills including all Microsoft Office Applications (i.e. Excel)
  • Ability to work and be available to cover other shifts as required.
  • Knowledge of applicable processes within all cells.
  • Must be able to communicate well with people at all levels in the organization.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Accepts ownership and accountability for own actions and is persistent in following through on daily plan.
  • A team player with strong planning and organizational skills
  • Proven mentoring skills and ability to delegate duties effectively among employees.
  • Respects diversity and treats others with respect.
  • Energetic and innovative leader who shares new ideas in an effort to continuously improve the process.
  • Strong knowledge of EH&S programs and policies with a passion for health and safety.
  • Successful candidate must meet all requirements under ITAR and CGD.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Supervisory: 3 years (Required)
  • Lean Manufacturing: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Machinist: 10 years (Preferred)