Production Supervisor

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Closes: June 30, 2024
Nova Scotia

As a recognized leader in fish tracking technologies, Innovasea provides work-anywhere solutions that scientists around the world count on for real-time insights. We optimize our advanced acoustic telemetry tools and consulting services to shorten the paths from data collection to conclusion, observation to discovery, and detection to protection.


Our field-experienced scientists and engineers partner with customers to understand their distinct study needs and research goals and then solve any challenges or issues that arise. So whether we’re recommending the best sensors for wide-ranging applications or providing full-service study support, we do so as an invested collaborator – the kind intent on fueling conservation and biodiversity. Today. Tomorrow. For life.


Role and Responsibilities
We are seeking a full-time Production Supervisor.


Reporting to the Director of Production, the Production Supervisor must be an excellent communicator and work well within a team environment. You will be responsible for the delivery of customer orders, training, safety, continuous improvement initiatives and the development of your team. This position requires strong organizational skills and the ability to motivate and lead a diverse team of people.


  • Plan and manage weekly build schedule while also looking out 3 – 6 months to ensure we have sufficient capacity to meet customer demand.
  • Work closely with the Production Administrator to ensure customer orders are shipped on schedule.
  • Ensure that quality standards are consistently met. Identify problems, track trends in product failures, and report them to the Quality Manager. 
  • Work with engineering team to transition new products into production. Participate in design reviews and ensure that all processes are safe, stable, and well-documented in standard operating procedures.
  • Identify areas where equipment and fixtures need improvement, documentation needs updating, or staff require training.
  • Guide and mentor team members to meet production targets.
  • Ensure employees receive and maintain all necessary training related to safety, chemical handling, and the assembly processes that they perform. 
  • Ensure health and safety standards and procedures are always followed.
  • Hire, onboard, and manage ongoing staff performance development.
  • Coach, facilitate and participate in continuous improvement projects. 
  • Conduct daily stand-up team meetings and keep your crew motivated and engaged, ensuring a positive work environment. 
  • Continue to learn and implement Lean Manufacturing concepts including workplace organization, process mapping, and continuous improvement.


Required Skills and Experience

  • A proven track record managing people and process
  • Strong writing, communication, organization, and leadership skills
  • Self-motivated and willing to lead change
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Detail oriented and accurate record keeping
  • Fine motor skills including work under microscope
  • Intermediate to advanced user of Microsoft Office Suite


Candidates are required to have completed a college diploma. Equivalent work experience and training may be considered.


Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Knowledge and experience with Lean Manufacturing
  • Experience using Atlassian JIRA/Confluence


Benefits of the Job

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Pension plan
  • Professional development opportunities


About Innovasea
Fueled by leading-edge technology and a passion for research and development, Innovasea is revolutionizing aquaculture and advancing the science of fish tracking to make our oceans and freshwater ecosystems sustainable for future generations. With 275 employees worldwide, we provide full end-to-end solutions for fish farming and aquatic species research – including quality equipment that’s efficient and built to last, expert consulting services, and innovative platforms and products that deliver unrivaled data, information and insights.


Innovasea is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


No phone calls, no unsolicited third-party recruiters or agencies, please.