Production Engineering Supervisor

Job Function:

CA, ON, Brampton

Position Summary: 

The Production Engineering Supervisor will supervise and lead the Production Engineering Team (switchgear design) and day to day activities to maintain high quality and productive flow. Emphasis on team continuous improvement activities, lean initiatives and order flow scheduling.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Supervise Production Engineering Team to create and design made-to-order switchgears by integrating existing switch modules and new mechanical and electrical components
  • Review and understand design requirements of each sales order and quotation requests. Work closely with application engineer and customer to prepare all information required to allow production engineers to process the design
  • Supervise electrical engineer to prepare control programming and factory commissioning
  • Manage team scheduling and order flow throughput improvement activities, along with overall sales order status. Manage team workload and issues
  • Define processes, select materials and provide analysis in the improvement or application of new or existing products and processes
  • Prepare written documentation of processes, material requirements, test results and project activity as required
  • Verify and validate engineer’s work. Design and create products when required
  • Request help from or provide help to new product development engineers
  • Track and report team metrics (mechanical and electrical)
  • Develop team members through coaching and mentoring
  • Promotes and leads team continuous improvement activities and lean initiatives for both mechanical and electrical teams, as identified through daily management and problem-solving activities
  • Coordinate and manage projects of all sizes with little to no supervision
  • Provide technical support to Manufacturing, Production Planning, QA and AMS
  • Interface with Purchasing and vendors in approval, modification and substitution of component and assembly
  • Conduct performance evaluations of subordinates against their job requirements and performance to goals within the time frames designated for their position
  • Collaborate with Engineering Manager to develop and mentor team to improve department quality, throughput and to reduce scrap/rework
  • Provide guidance and instruction on CAD techniques and engineering standards. Ensure established design procedures and processes are followed (Windchill and JDE)

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • 5+ years’ experience in customized design of products
  • 2+ year’s working experience with 3D CAD software (Creo preferred) for mechanical design, detailing and drawing and BOM
  • 3-5 years’ leadership experience, preferably leading a team of engineers and designers
  • Knowledge and understanding of mechanical-electrical equipment/ power engineering systems fundamentals (switchgears preferred)
  • Knowledge of control and automation
  • Ability to manage multiple complex tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate the activities within the team comprised of diverse tasks and demanding schedules 
  • Ability to work effectively cross-functionally
  • Ability to uphold confidentiality


Supervisor:  Responsible for day-to-day performance of a group ~6 + employees.  Guides/monitors group toward its goals, ensures employee’s productivity, resolves problems, has authority to change work roles and work distribution.  Responsible for genuine input regarding Human Resources matters of significance: eg. Participates in selection of new employees, provides meaningful input to performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, employee training and development, terminations etc,

Why G&W Electric?

We have established a long lived reputation for product quality and innovation. We believe our greatest asset is our employees and look for highly motivated, self-driven individuals who thrive in a fast-paced challenging environment. Our business is growing and if you are looking to grow and continue your development and reach success, you’ll find it at G&W Electric.  Be a part of keeping the lights on for critical infrastructure needs; hospitals, manufacturing, schools, retail spaces and much more.

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G&W offers the following benefits:

  • Generous Profit Sharing with RRSP Program paid quarterly
  • Management Bonus 
  • Competitive vacation package plus floater days 
  • Annual performance increases
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package including life insurance, health, dental and paramedical services (all paid by employer)
  • Education Tuition Assistance
  • Job Security
  • Succession Planning
  • Air-conditioned/heated state-of-the-art manufacturing facility
  • Wellness and Gym Reimbursement Programs
  • Training and Developmental Opportunities
  • Continuous Performance Feedback
  • Fun social events, holiday party, bowling nights, and many more.

G&W Canada Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, G&W Canada Corporation will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform G&W Canada Corporation’s Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.



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