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Shift supervisor

Are you a good manager? Can you motivate your people? Find out what shift supervisors do and about their career opportunities.


Shift supervisors manage a production team and meet production targets in every respect (quantity, quality, lead-time, safety, etc.), by optimizing operation of the plant and available resources, and fostering operators’ career development.

Skills and abilities needed

  • Ability to lead teams by setting targets and monitoring performance.
  • Ability to ensure the safety of people, equipment and environment, the prevention of risks, and compliance with health regulations.
  • Ability to motivate production operators.
  • Ability to show leadership when the situation requires.
  • Ability to communicate and to explain changes (in products, plant, or organization) and the reasons for them to operators.
  • Knowledge of unitary operations in chemical engineering.

Education and experience

High school diploma and two-year post-secondary diploma in chemistry (e.g. advanced technician certificate or university technology degree) with at least five years’ experience.

Career development


The role of our Production professions is to manufacture our products under optimal safety and environmental conditions, while meeting our customers’ expectations.

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