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A manufacturing supervisor building a career with a focus on a professional approach to health and safety, quality, productivity, continuous improvement and achieving company goals.

Work experience

Jan 2015Present

Production Supervisor

ABC Group - Tier 1 Automotive
  • Reporting to the Production Manager
  • Supervising hourly workforce comprised of 55-60 production operators, team leaders and skilled trades
  • Achieving attainment, cost and quality targets
  • Ensuring adherence to standardized work
  • Educating, coaching, counseling employees through effective communication and motivation
  • Developing employees to become autonomous work teams and effective leaders
  • Addressing product quality, equipment breakdowns, machinery change overs, equipment and employee concerns in order to improve process efficiencies
  • Working with Engineering, Maintenance, Material Planning and Logistics to deliver continuous improvement (Kaizen) initiatives
  • Ensure compliance to Health & Safety Standards

Oct 2012Present

Group Lead

Apotex, Toronto, Ontario

Developed a project using Lean manufacturing to improve line efficiency. Reducing machine downtime, WIP and labour costs. Potential to save a minimum of $45,000 annually.

  • Manufactures pharmaceutical products as per FDA, Health Canada standards and requirements while working within a liquid filling sterile and non-sterile environment.
  • Perform liquid dose filling and high speed packaging manufacturing duties according to SOD's in a GMP environment.
  • Complete all documentation as per SOD's, GDP and GMP requirements.
Apr 2004Jan 2013


JDI Cleaning Systems, Toronto, Ontario

Managed a commercial cleaning business while maintaining and exceeding customer expectations.

  • Recommended suggestions to customers to improve and maintain their facilities.
  • Supervised part-time employees; performed all hiring duties including recruiting, interviewing, and training.
  • Conduct quality inspections to ensure customer needs and requirements are maintained.
  • Evaluate employee performance and provide feedback as required.
Apr 2002Apr 2004

Production Supervisor

Armada Toolworks Ltd, Lindsay, Ontario

Supervised plant operations on the midnight shift in the plastic injection molding and die cast departments, in a tier 1 and 2 automotive industry, containing 42 injection molding machines, 12 die cast machines and 40 employees.

  • Organizing and prioritizing production needs.
  • Planning, assigning, and directing production work.
  • Member of team initiating 5S.
  • Employee training and supporting documentation.
  • Tracking staff absenteeism and time-keeping.
  • Daily material, production and process audits.
  • Assist in set-up, start-up, shut-down and troubleshooting of injection molding machines.
  • Review operator production reports for accuracy and efficiency.
  • Accident/Incident investigation reports.
  • Maintained a safe work environment to meet all health and safety standards.
Mar 2001Nov 2001

Production Supervisor

Progressive Moulded Products Ltd, Concord, Ontario

Supervised a staff of 45 personnel ranging from machine operators, set- up technicians and maintenance to produce efficiency, quality & safety in an automotive plastics manufacturing environment.

  • Completed production efficiency reports daily for plant manager.
  • Provided assistance to all personnel with any issues including engineering, quality, set-up, maintenance and operators.
  • Ensured all production documentation and labeling meet QS 9000 requirements.
  • Fast-paced 5S, “just in time” delivery environment.
  • Assisted in production scheduling.
  • Coordinated with plant manager to organize and improve lay out and efficiency of production cells
Oct 1999Mar 2001

Production Supervisor (Laid-off)

Duramould Plastics Ltd, Whitby, Ontario

Supervised a team of 15 employees to ensure a safe, efficient operation in a 5S environment.

  • Coordinated with Maintenance, Mould-makers and Secondary-operations to resolve any production issues to maintain/improve quality and efficiency.
  • Start-up, shut-down and trouble-shooting of 24 injection molding machines.
  • Set-up/mould changes.
  • Complete set-up and process specification reports.
  • Tracking staff absenteeism and time-keeping.
  • Maintained a safe work environment to meet all health and safety standards.
  • Supported Quality in an ISO 9002 environment.
Jul 1990Oct 1999

Process Technician

Horizon Plastics Ltd, Cobourg, Ontario

Primary responsibilities were to Start-Up/Shutdown and Trouble-shoot twelve 300-2500 ton structural foam injection machines.

  • Employee training in production and machine operations.
  • Monitor machine efficiency to maintain/maximize quality and efficiency.


Sep 1984Jun 1988


Cobourg District Colligiate Institute West
Mar 1998Sep 1999

Quality Assurance Certificate Program

Durham College

Quality Concepts; Blue Print Reading; Inspection and Metrology; Statistics; Reliability

Jan 2003Mar 2003

Injection Molding Machines

Humber College

Injection Molding Machines One;  Injection Molding Controls 


Jan 2014Jan 2017

First Aid

St. John
Nov 2014Nov 2015

SCBA and Spill Response

Scott Safety/Apotex
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus. Spill Response Training (Basic Spill Response).

Skills and Experience Summary

Supervisory Skills

Workplace Safety

Team Building/Coaching

Machine/Equipment operations/Set-up/Trouble shooting

HMI Experienced


5S/Lean Manufacturing

JIT (Just In Time)


Computer Proficient