Superintendent - Assembly

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Date posted: Apr 30, 2021


Oversees the Department Supervision, daily plant schedules and goals and drives continual improvement. Coordinates activities in everyday plant operations and longer-term projects, while ensuring all Manufacturing processes are followed and production is completed on time.


  • Manages, maintains and adjusts Standard Work. Audits and assists with 5S.
  • Follows and adjusts Manufacturing processes to ensure production is completed on time.
  • Supervise, co-ordinate and direct all the activities of the Department and Personnel, including daily plant schedules.
  • Ensure that all Foremen/Supervisors enforce company procedures, standards, policies and safety regulations.
  • Be supportive, coach and assist Supervisors in everyday issues regarding both personnel issues and plant operations.
  • Work with the Human Resources in hiring, terminations, internal transfers and other personnel issues.
  • Interface with QC, Safety, Engineering and Procurement.
  • Ensure that safety policies and procedures are adhered to consistently.
  • Intimately understands and enforces the Production Golden Rules - has the authority to break them where required (and knows the consequences).
  • Final approval of performance reviews. Overall management of departmental performance reviews and subsequent development plans.
  • Identifies system capacity and maintains performance to maximize utilization, efficiency and area performance.
  • Manages root cause variance issues outside of department to ensure resolution.
  • Sets plan and works with Manufacturing Engineering to determine labour and resource requirement standards.
  • Inventory adjustment resolution and prevention, including maintaining inventory accuracy.
  • Request for PRB/MRB and review of PRB/MRB 'multiple hit' items. Confirmation of resolution from internal and external suppliers.
  • Determines the level of cross-functional training between jobs, roles, and areas. Develops associated training plans.
  • Identifies areas and processes requiring detailed process review and/or opportunities for reduction in non value-added activity.
  • Drives Departmental Continuous Improvement activities.
  • Maintains a clean and safe plant standard and ensures accountability by area owner(s).
  • Develop and maintain succession plans for key Personnel of the Department, including Superintendent role


Education and Experience

  • Post-Secondary education in a job related discipline and a minimum of five years’ experience in a Manufacturing Environment, that includes supervisory, quality and manufacturing engineering experience
  • Minimum three years’ experience in a leadership role.
  • Experience with leading, training or actively implementing Lean Manufacturing activities
  • Experience working with Collective Agreements is an asset

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent decision-making capabilities and the ability to work in a high paced work environment
  • Strong negotiations, presentation and communication (both verbal and written) skills to effectively lead, motivate, mentor and develop team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Good planning and administrative abilities
  • Knowledge of Agricultural equipment would be an asset
  • Knowledge of company product and production flow is an asset