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Production Supervisor

Reference ID: 2016-2321

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Job Description

Production Supervisor

Richmond, BC

At Avigilon we are helping solve some of the biggest challenges around safety and physical security by developing advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and products that are used to help keep people, businesses, and cities around the world safer. Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions company, designs, develops, and manufactures advanced AI, video analytics, network video management software and hardware, surveillance cameras, and access control solutions that help change the way people interact with their security systems.

Founded in 2004 in Vancouver, Avigilon has been a driving force behind the security industry's AI evolution and has continuously been a company that stands for innovation and growth. At Avigilon, you will find a culture of thought-leaders who are passionate about creating exciting new solutions for security and surveillance. We seek problem-solvers who are eager to rise to the challenges of a continuously evolving technological industry, and those who want to make an impact of the safety of people and businesses globally.


    • Manages the production workforce, through Team Leads, in a fair and equitable manner in accordance with company guidelines, procedures, and applicable legislation • Acts as the Constraint Buffer Manager and ensures that resources feeding the buffers execute their schedules to maintain the integrity of the buffer profiles • Responds to deep buffer penetrations and mobilizes the workforce to ensure timely delivery to the buffers • Ensures that the Capacity Constrained Resource executes the schedule efficiently and effectively • Manages the Team Leads to ensure that product and information flows appropriately through the production process • Deploys manpower on a daily and weekly basis in order to achieve required production volumes • Supervises production operations to ensure compliance with safety regulations, quality standards, production standards and effective operations of equipment • Works with multiple departments to review, coordinate, and approve schedules and departmental maintenance activities • Recommends alternative standard operational and working practices as necessary and monitors direct reports to ensure compliance with current standards • Makes decisions relating to production issues using technical knowledge and professional experience • Leads meetings and communicates guidelines, procedures, and other information • Checks machines and systems to ensure production targets are met • Takes appropriate actions to correct employees' performance and/or behavior • Provides regular updates on production to the Production Manager and VP of Manufacturing and Global Supply Chain • Resolves issues relating to production as a result of other manufacturing factors • Prepares production and progress reports • Escalates significant problems to the Production Manager and presents solutions based on an assessment of data and relevant information • Coordinates shift activities with other production supervisors to increase continuity of operations

    • Ensures production of quality products that meet corporate standards • Assesses production procedures and initiates quality improvements • Participates and contributes to corrective action processes, if they arise

    • Creates/completes Work Orders within the ERP and manufacturing systems • Interviews and recommends candidates for employment • Coaches and develops the team to high performance while fostering a culture of team ownership • Evaluates staff performance and provides constructive, effective feedback • Ensures all employees are properly trained in health & safety policy/procedures and the duties and responsibilities of their role • Enrolls employees in ADP time & attendance system; review and approve hours worked and process vacation requests • Addresses and resolves personnel issues and concerns, through coaching, counselling and performance management in conjunction with the HR department and the Production Manager • Keeps the company's budget in mind when making production related decisions

Requirements, Skills & Qualifications:
    • Post-secondary courses in Supervision and Leadership preferred • 3-5 years supervisory experience in an electronics manufacturing facility • Experience and/or education in lean manufacturing or six sigma an asset • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills • Demonstrated knowledge of an electronics environment • Excellent analytical reasoning and problem solving skills • Knowledge and experience with ERP system • Strong working knowledge of various computer applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook) • Ability to multi-task and juggle priorities along with strong organizational skills • Time management skills; able to set priorities, handle deadlines, and contingency planning

Perks & Benefits:

As a full-time employee at Avigilon, you are eligible to receive a comprehensive benefits package which includes MSP, extended health, dental, medical insurance while travelling. You will also receive a health spending account to cover additional healthcare costs, such as vision care, RMT and chiropractor visits.

We believe that diversity spawns innovation - the more diverse our employees are, the more ideas and talents we have to excel as a leader in the technology sector. If you would like to be part of a dynamic team of people who are ambitious, focused, and hardworking then we look forward to meeting you!

Posted: March 23, 2019
Closes: May 22, 2019