What will I be doing?
Every good team needs a great coach. Production Supervisors generally perform the following duties:
- Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who harvest, fabricate, process and package meat
- Co-ordinate work activities and meet production schedules
- Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and product quality
- Requisition tools and supplies for production staff
- Train staff in job duties, safety procedures, and company policy
- Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
- Prepare reports
What training do I need?
Production Supervisors will benefit from a post-secondary education, but will often move into a supervisory position once they’ve worked in the processing industry for a few years. An intimate knowledge of industry workings and the various dimensions of the meat processing sector will be most beneficial.
What kind of salary and working conditions can I expect?
Depending on your level of experience, and your provincial standards, Production Supervisors can typically earn up to $45,000 (est.) per year.
Production Supervisors tend to work in processing facilities, often as full-time, salaried employees. Their work tends to be less hands-on, and more administrative in nature.
What are my career options?
Once experienced, Production Supervisors can often move to more senior managing positions within meat processing organizations