Production Shift Supervisor

at W.A Oil Factory & Distribution PLC
Location Debre Markos, Amhara, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 6, 2021
Category Engineering
Production / Manufacturing
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


1.                  Job Summary

Under the general supervision of Production Department Manager  prepares monthly , weekly and daily plan for raw materials/input based on detail evidences and guidance received from immediate supervisor; prepared daily & weekly implementation programme, delivers to subordinates and immediate supervisor; controls and makes follow-up of its implementation; in-place system that enables to  lead & control regular tasks of the shift and controls its implementation; receives new task execution procedures and confirm their proper implementation


2.                  Detailed Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Prepares weekly &daily plan of raw materials/input and products by participating production superintendents.
  • Organizes and co-ordinates manufacturing processes to meet planned production target.
  • When plan is approved, provides the plan along with implementation programme to production supervisors.
  • Closely controls and supervises proper implementation of the programme.
  • Reviews weekly and daily production plan to ensure its conformance with capacity of machines; if there is negative deviation from plan, reports to production department Manager with tangible evidences.
  • Coordinates; controls and initiate immediate subordinates toward achieving production target.
  • Ensures that production process is directed toward producing yields that meet planned product quantity and quality.
  • Receives regular reports about quantity and quality of products from supervisors.
  • When an encountered product of inferior quality and quantity take corrective measures immediately and reports the case to production department manager.
  • Confirms availability of inputs to run machines and production of adequate quality products for Production  department and other customers; seeks remedy for shortage of raw materials and outputs
  • Reports about performances of the shift in detail & transparently to the next shift leader and production department manager.
  • Confirms the proper functioning of all machines and accomplishment of their preventive maintenances.
  • Makes strict expedition regarding absence of raw materials/input and product wastages, economic utilization of all inputs, cleanliness of production instrument & machines and proper cleaning of production area[ floor, ceiling and walls]
  • Ascertain fixation of fire extinguisher at a visible location and ensures that causes of accidents are timely avoided
  • Ensures that employees are following current good manufacturing practice, use work clothes and instruments properly and product trolleys are place at their proper places.
  • Makes follow-up that all machines are functioning; confirm that those non-functional are reported to be maintained.
  • Conduct necessary investigation about those machines that generate defective products & maximize wastages; provides technical improvement suggestion; comment on rejection of old machines and instruments and their replacement by new ones.
  • Controls that the difference between productions out puts and inputs are in acceptable range; if it is out of the range, investigate the driving factors for the variation and takes appropriate corrective measures.
  • Work to ensure that there is healthy relationship among production line workers, request about information demanded currently and in the future.
  • Checks the availability of adequate raw/input and packing materials, utilities and machine parts.
  • Designs & implements systems to minimize &/or avoid wastage of production inputs and bottle necks.
  • Sorts out problems faced during regular production and solves them with the help of service departments, if required.
  • Ensures in synchronization with technical department that all production equipment& machines are maintained in good working order.
  • Initiates and follows-up the maintenance of production premises and facilities.
  • Ensures that there is a general discipline and a conducive- work culture among production staff.
  • Makes sure in collaboration with shift supervisors that production personnel are trained as per approved training assessment need schedule
  • Appraises production personnel performances with concerned supervisors.
  • Lead & organize jobs during machine and instrument installation and commissioning.
  • Approves leave requests of supervisors taking into account load & nature of work.
  • Prepares and submits periodic reports on all activities of the shift to production  department manager
  • Performs all related jobs when instructed by production head.

Job Requirements


  • First Degree in Chemical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Industrial Engineering or related fields

Related Work Experience

  • First Degree in Chemical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Industrial Engineering and 6 years relevant experience 


Applying Instructions

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