Production Supervisor in Ottawa at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 7/28/2020

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Job Description

The Opportunity | Production Supervisor

This is a temporary, evening shift position (3:45pm -- 12:15am, Monday to Friday) until Dec 31, 2020.


Reporting to the Production Manager, the Supervisor has responsibility for the Manufacturing Operations Production Group to ensure that daily/weekly targets are met and that the team has the right tools, processes, training and resources to effectively manage and assemble the large variety of Curtiss-Wright's PWBs.


  • Responsible and accountable to monitor and co-ordinate all the day-to-day related activities to maximize resources and product deliveries on time and within budget

  • Resolve transaction issues that have caused negative material consumption

  • Complete all logs, reports and other data as defined by the Production Manager and or the Production Controller

  • Actively pursue and enhance good working relationships with other Supervisors (Internal Customer and Supplier relationships)

  • As a means of keeping communication lines open between the two shifts, practice face-to-face shift exchanges on a daily basis

  • Attend daily production meetings

  • Conduct monthly one-on-ones with your team members

  • Work with the production leadership to assess performance. Plan and monitor individual performance of team members by means of Reflektive feedback and employee reviews

  • Hold bi-monthly quality meetings with your team

  • Participate in the corporate Curtiss-Wright Way Lean training program

  • Using Lean thinking, work with Process Engineering and other area supervisors to bring best-in-class activities, to improve process performance, reduction of costs, improve efficiencies and increase quality to completion

  • Help provide on the job training and mentoring for your team

  • May contribute as a member of the Spill team and/or Health and Safety committee. Ensures all Safety and operating procedures are followed

  • Participate and, as required, conduct Continuous Improvement Team meetings that help drive the area and business forward


  • Preference given to individuals with 3-5 years working Leadership experience (not necessarily in 2nd Stage) with a minimum of 3 years hands on work experience performing day to day production requirements

  • A focused individual with demonstrated ability and experience within a low volume high mix PWB assembly environment to minimize downtime and maximize output

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and respond quickly to changes in the build schedule is required.

  • Good working knowledge of an ERP system

  • SAP knowledge is a definite asset

  • Strong interpersonal /communication and teambuilding skills are required


  • Community College Technical diploma or equivalent education and work experience with a minimum of 5-7 years of hands on manufacturing experience

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Human Resources and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must meet eligibility requirements of the ITAR and of the Controlled Goods Directorate (CGD).