Shop Supervisor

Date: Nov 10, 2023

Location: Cambridge, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

BWXT Canada Ltd. is a world leader in design, engineering, manufacture, construction and service of nuclear power generation equipment.  As a supplier of innovative, high-quality nuclear components and services we cater to a worldwide customer base.  We take great pride in supplying highly engineered solutions that allow our customers to compete within the complex nuclear power generation industry.


We are looking for a Shop Supervisor for our Cambridge, Ontario location.

(Shift to be determined upon hire.)




The Shop Supervisor will lead and supervise the day-to-day activities of the shop personnel and ensure that all the company objectives are met in regards to safety, quality, productivity and cost.  This position reports to the Focus Shop Manager.  Shop personnel report directly to this position.




Safety Compliance


  • Hold safety meetings, perform monthly safety audits and issue work orders to maintenance for any malfunctioning or unsafe machinery.
  • Hold toolbox talks at the beginning of each shift to heighten awareness of safety during the work day.
  • Perform accident investigations with JHSC and EHS as required, ensure personal protective equipment is in place as well as train employees on the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Conduct safe observations through the Dupont Safety Observation Program.


Schedule Achievement


  • Know and try to achieve on time delivery.
  • Work with Schedulers to achieve daily targets.
  • Order any special tools required and work with design/manufacturing engineers to design fixtures and to resolve any deficiencies with components.
  • Perform temporary transfers of employees.
  • Ensure schedules are communicated to shop personnel and best efforts are conveyed to achieve schedule commitments through ToolBox Talks, Pre-Job Briefings and individual interface(s).


Manage Shop Personnel


  • Manage shop personnel according to collective agreement and maintain a professional relationship with employees.
  • Manage attendance, time, and vacation of shop personnel and able to perform manual computer inputting to verify employee statuses.
  • Provide coaching and issue discipline, as needed.


Cost Objectives


  • Monitor production levels at the individual machines.
  • Ability to provide computer manual labour inputs with accuracy and recognition of balancing shop needs.
  • Develop and initiate cost improvement activities, regularly reviewing productivity reports and discussing the required expectations with employees.




  • Ensure all employees are trained in BWXT’s procedures and support quality and safety objectives.




  • College Diploma (Technical, Welding Technician, Fitter, Fabricator, etc.) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5 to 10 years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel. Experience with SAP is an asset.




  • Work within the growing and exciting nuclear industry as well as with highly skilled employees!
  • Competitive salaries
  • Employer-paid pension plan
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Bonus plan
  • Competitive Health and Dental benefits
  • Educational Refund Program
  • Life insurance… and so much more!


We thank you for your interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


BWXT Canada Ltd. is committed to fostering an accessible, fair, and inclusive environment where all employees are able to access goods and services while being respected and supported. If you require accommodations during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made. If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact Human Resources.


BWXT Canada Ltd. embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability, or any other category protected by provincial law.


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