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Supervisor, Plating

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    Posted: 04/16/14
    Job Type: Full Time
    Location: Winnipeg

    Reporting to the Manager, Plating, the incumbent will be responsible for the supervision and day-to-day management of a team of plating department staff.  Will maintain and co-ordinate the department's work schedules and activities.  The Supervisor will manage and promote a safe working environment, ensuring compliance with regulations and the Royal Canadian Mint Health and Safety programs.  Will coach, mentor and oversee the plating department's staff performance and training and will supervise plating department employees to ensure that delivery, quality and cost targets are met.


    1. Supervision of team of Plating department staff
      • Manage and direct day-to-day activities of plating operators and lead hands in plating facility.
      • Organize staffing requirements and prepare shift schedules.
      • Administer disciplinary actions for staff as required in accordance with the collective agreement.
      • Manage the departmental operations to meet objectives and cost controls.
      • Ensure that expectations and objectives are clearly defined and communicated to each member of staff.
      • Promote safe work habits and maintain a safe work environment.
    2. Managing Internal Processes
      • Verify and release of plating labour data from HRIS system on a weekly basis.
      • Ensure that Plating staff have all tools and materials required to complete tasks assigned.
      • Approve employee applications for leave; resolves discrepancies and issues related to labour time reporting.
      • Ensure that department housekeeping is maintained on a daily basis.
    3. Training
      • Ensure that each employee has been appropriately trained for all assigned tasks.
      • Track and update training matrix for all Plating employees. 
      • Identify training requirements of employees.
    4. Scheduling and Attending Meetings
      • Participate in Huddle Board meetings.
      • Participate in Kaizen projects, as well as other Lean initiatives, including 5S.
      • Participate in cross-functional teams and other improvement initiatives as needed.

    Experience and Competencies:

    1. Must have 2-3 years of demonstrated supervisory experience
    2. Experience in supervising unionized workforce
    3. Strong communication skills
    4. Demonstrated commitment to safety, quality and profitability
    5. Experience leading projects and tasks to completion
    6. Experience working within a lean manufacturing environment in a leadership capacity
    7. Strong time management skills, and self motivation
    8. Strong of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) skills are required
    9. Ability to coach, motivate and lead employees
    10. Direct experience in a plating facility is an asset

    Twelve-hour shift work and crew rotation will be required for this position.

    The successful candidate should not have any known chemical sensitivities that may jeopardize the safety of himself/herself or others in the work area and participation in the safety-related chemical surveillance program is required.

    If you qualify for the mandatory requirements, and if the above describes your abilities and interests, please forward your resumé and cover letter in confidence to:
    Royal Canadian Mint, Human Resources,
    520 Lagimodière Blvd.
    Winnipeg, MB R2J 3E7
    Fax: 204-984-6599

    While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

    The Royal Canadian Mint promotes equity in employment: As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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