Manufacturing Supervisor

Thornbury, Ontario

Job description:

BREAKER TECHNOLOGY Ltd.  is a leading Canadian manufacturer of high quality rock breaking systems, hydraulic attachments and underground mobile equipment for the mining, construction and aggregate industries worldwide. Our company has been in business at the same location for 60 years and we attribute our success to our people.

Safety, quality and productivity is the cornerstone of our longevity; in that order.


Position Responsibilities Include: 

  • A strong commitment to actively promoting and maintaining a safe work environment for all employees
  • Manage the team by assisting in hiring of production employees, integrating new hires, coordinating production staff, and the monitoring of employee performance
  • Accurately assess problems, analyze and evaluate options in order to manage issues and address concerns that arise with employees within the value streams
  • Support the team in order to meet objectives and established schedules
  • Communicate and keep plan deadlines while making the necessary interventions to successfully finish orders on time
  • Participate in the training and development of the skills of all production employees. Give timely constructive feedback to enhance performance
  • Promote employee engagement amongst everyone through the use of the WIN program, QED application, and the use of other lean methodologies
  • Mobilize and empower employees to bring forward change ideas
  • Instill creativity, greater participation, and problem-solving capabilities in all employees while fostering a sense of community and respect among all team members
  • Help plan and organize production within the value stream: assigns work according to production needs and issues recommendations on production organization and makes adjustments
  • Keep track of production activities and is able to report out the status of all jobs
  • Monitor equipment availability and operational status to ensure production processes are carried out
  • Maintain accurate and up to date standard work instructions for the value stream and audit to ensure that the work is carried out in accordance with those work instructions
  • Ensure accurate records are maintained and signed off / approved in a timely manner. Including time & attendance information and job records / paperwork
  • Work within expected company standards regarding ethics, safety, quality, productivity and environmental matters

The Preferred Candidate Will Have: 

  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting a safe work environment and the willingness to actively participate in our health and safety programs
  • A post- secondary education in a related discipline
  • Training in lean concepts and methodologies and the application of same in a manufacturing environment
  • A proven track record of using lean problem solving methods (i.e. 5 why’s, Pareto analysis, value stream mapping)
  • Good computer skills using Microsoft office software
  • A proven track record demonstrating the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively within a team environment


BTI offers an excellent work environment that promotes teamwork and a positive work / life balance. Our company offers an excellent benefit package that includes:

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Overtime after 40 hours
  • 3 personal floater days
  • Paid vacation program
  • Prescription drug card
  • Extended health care including physiotherapy, chiropractor, and massage therapy
  • Eye exams and prescription eyewear
  • Orthotics
  • Generous dental benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Short and long term disability programs
  • AD&D, Life Insurance
  • An excellent company paid Registered Retirement Savings Plan
  • Paid safety equipment and safety incentive program
  • Profit sharing
  • Company paid training programs and a generous education assistance program


We are an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise Human Resources of any accommodations that are needed. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

Our company is located in Thornbury, Ontario 22 kilometers west of Collingwood in the heart of the Georgian Triangle, Ontario’s premier 4 seasons resort area.


Please feel free to contact us anytime.

Call us


35 Elgin St. N. , N0H-2P0 Canada


Drop us a line