Shift Supervisor (Maintenance)

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Department: Operations/Maintenance

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor


Tree Island Steel Ltd.  (“Tree Island Steel” or the “Company”) is a publicly listed company whose shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSL.  Headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, since 1964, Tree Island Steel, through its four operating facilities in Canada and the United States, produces wire products for a diverse range of industrial, residential construction, commercial construction, agricultural, and specialty applications. Its products include bright wire; a broad array of fasteners, including packaged, collated and bulk nails; stucco reinforcing products; concrete reinforcing mesh; fencing and other fabricated wire products. The Company markets these products under the Tree Island®, Halsteel®, True-Spec®, K-Lath®, TI-Wire® and Tough Strand® brand names. Tree Island Steel operates in Canada under Tree Island Industries Ltd and in the United States under Tree Island Wire (USA) Inc.


Job Summary:           

Provide leadership and direction for employees involved in the manufacturing of company products and services. The Supervisor will work a rotating shift schedule (day, afternoon and graveyard). The schedule will vary depending on operational needs.


Job Responsibilities:                                                             

  • Build & foster a strong team culture.
  • Provide training and education that provides for employee health and safety.
  • Provide leadership in continuous improvement toward reducing scrap and rework.
  • Assist with troubleshooting as required during equipment downtime.
  • Manage the flow of materials in work centres.
  • Ensure the facilities are well cared for.
  • Ensure all employees are trained in care for the environment.
  • Meet or exceed customer service expectations and ensure compliance with all company quality standards and procedures.
  • Ensure employees are trained and developed to meet Company goals and objectives.
  • Plan crewing and organize manpower for optimal results. (Performance to schedule).
  • Provide effective cost control in materials, manpower and facilities.
  • Foster positive labour relations between the company and bargaining unit.
  • Administer and support company policies including hiring, discharge and discipline, where necessary.
  • Provide input and feedback regarding language and clauses for the union contract.
  • Ensure Company policies concerning performance, conduct and attendance are maintained.
  • Use corrective progressive discipline as required.
  • Manage employee performance problems.
  • Conduct investigations into all work place accidents and alleged misconduct.
  • Perform security checks of the property on a regular basis.
  • Others duties of a minor nature related to the above which do not affect the value of the job.



  • Successful completion of secondary education plus applicable post secondary courses or possess a skilled trade’s ticket or diploma.
  • Formal Supervisory training an asset.
  • Mechanically inclined, with knowledge and experience in maintenance related functions considered an asset.
  • Experience with preventative maintenance programs an asset.
  • 10 years’ experience in a manufacturing/ production environment.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ previous supervisory experience with safety, quality, production and lean experience, preferably in a unionized environment.
  • Up-to-date First Aid certification.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office (i.e. excel, word and outlook) and knowledge of MRP in an integrated computer environment.
  • Knowledge of WCB Alberta Industrial Health and Safety Regulations.
  • Knowledge of the basic concepts of workplace law.
  • Previous experience with forklifts.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and time management skills.
  • Well developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of lean management metrics and/or procurement.
  • Self-motivated with a high degree of personal ethics.


We thank you for your application, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No agencies please.

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