Production Supervisor

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