Production Supervisor (Nightshift)

Job Posted: 3rd November 2022

Location: Paisley, Scotland 


Role purpose

The role of the Production Supervisor (Cutting) is to assist the Cutting Manager in ensuring the safe and operational efficiency of day-to-day production which guarantees optimum performance, achieving all production KPI’s, and fulfil customer demands whilst ensuring all company procedures and compliances (both internal and external) are fully met. The Production Supervisor will also work, in conjunction with the Cutting Manager, on a variety of projects related to ongoing organisational improvements including, but not limited to, Health and Safety, Quality, Workplace Organisation, Environmental and Sustainability.


Key accountabilities

  • Embed H&S culture of zero tolerance ensuring the policy is fully understood, owned and implemented by every individual – ensuring machine operators have set up machines correctly and all pre-shift safety checks have been carried out and recorded
  • Promote the use of TCards for near miss and hazard reporting– ensuring appropriate feedback and recognition to operators.
  • Implement the actions identified through internal and external audits (including health & safety and quality inspections) and ensure they are completed in a timely manner
  • Manage all internal and external regulatory compliances and guidelines as set out by health & safety, quality and environmental requirements
  • Ensure all prescribed quality checks are carried out by machine operators, to ensure product quality is not compromised
  • Live and breathe workplace organisation ensuring the factory is always customer ready.
  • Supervise to execute the production plan, communicating and highlighting any risk to OTIF to Production Manager at earliest opportunity
  • Takes ownership of POD information recording monitoring and improving KPIs
  • Create an open and honest culture of communications between management and factory employees, always aligned to our core values
  • Deliver optimum results by creating a can-do attitude through motivating and encouraging employees
  • The performance management of team leaders and operators required with the support of HR, e.g., absence management, lateness
  • Handling holiday / absence requests and identifying any labour shortages to the Cutting Manager
  • Liaising with Maintenance Department to ensure plant and machinery is kept in full working order, ensuring job requests are logged on maintain


Experience Desired

  • Excellent supervisory skills, demonstrating practical leadership in people, product process and plant
  • Experience in a similar role, preferably in a manufacturing/industrial setting with a good understanding of operational metrics and drivers and the use of KPIs to manage an operation Experience of meeting and exceeding health and safety/environmental/ workplace organisation requirements
  • Demonstrable supervisory and line management skills with a coaching style that gets the best out of people, focused on collaboration and continual improvement
  • Skilled in logistics
  • Competent IT Skills
  • Excellent organisational skills


Key Competencies Required

Role Model

  • Being an exemplary role model and taking the lead in promoting and living our values
  • Establishes norms of behaviour (from the shadow he/she casts) for the team and takes appropriate actions if they are broken  

Develop Yourself

  • Invests in Personal Development
  • Is self-aware and authentic
  • Is open to feedback

Develop your People

  • Develops, empowers and motivates teams and individuals
  • Drives employee engagement   

Provides Direction

  • Translates strategy, creating a positive vision
  • Inspires while managing change

Drives for results

  • Delivers against targets in a way which is fast, agile and in line with our company values


  • Uses effective influencing strategies  
  • Clear, concise, consistent, and relevant for individual situations. Understands, manages, and clarifies expectations
  • Engages with key stakeholders prior to an important presentation/meeting to enlist their support 

Problem solving

  • Always seeking valid information to solve and eliminate root causes of problems/ issues.


Key relationships

  • Production Manager
  • Head of Operations
  • Value Engineer
  • Team Leaders
  • Operators
  • HSW Advisor
  • HR Advisor


How to Apply

To apply please send your cover letter and CV to

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