Maintenance Supervisor- Novelis

Job Type: Standard 

Schedule: Full Time 

City: Kingston 

State/Province: Ontario 

Country: Canada

Position Overview

Novelis is one of the world leaders in aluminium recycling and rolling and a leading sustainable aluminium solutions provider. Headquartered in Atlanta Georgia Novelis has approximately 13000 employees in 32 operating facilities on 4 continents.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

The Maintenance Supervisor is a key position within our team. The position is responsible for maintaining a high level of reliability on all machine centers in addition to organising all predictive and breakdown maintenance so that work can be carried out in a safe and efficient manner.


  • Ensuring that everyone works in a safe manner, taking pro-active steps to eliminate risks to the health and safety of the team and/or the environment
  • Having an open-door policy to listen to and address team member concerns in a pro-active manner
  • Communicating daily tasks and work targets to teams
  • Coordinating work inspections, welding, confined space and lock-out tag-out permits
  • Facilitating communication between team members, departments and shifts
  • Ensuring training plans are maintained and delivered efficiently and effectively
  • Understanding and upholding the collective agreement
  • Coaching team members to reach their full potential, both individually and as a team
  • Supporting and demonstrating WCM (World Class Manufacturing) and Lean principles in all undertakings
  • Facilitating a culture of continuous improvement
  • Performing inventory checks to make sure that adequate materials and tools are available to meet the needs of current and future shifts
  • Working with their teams and other departments to troubleshoot or address out of the ordinary circumstances including emergency situations, breakdowns and manpower issues. Uses these opportunities to develop others as appropriate.


  • Demonstrated ability to lead a complex team through change in a positive and motivating manner
  • Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking
  • Strong communication skills to communicate verbally one on one and to a group
  • Written communication skills to document and communicate clearly in writing
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities and to meet short-term and long-term goals
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment and demonstrated knowledge and application of Lean/WCM principles an asset
  • An industrial maintenance background, particularly in an electrical and/or mechanical capacity an asset
  • SAP knowledge an asset
  • Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness and OHSA knowledge Experience working in a unionized environment a definite asset

Novelis recognises its talented and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Novelis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All terms and conditions of employment at Novelis, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoffs, recalls, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation, and training, are without regard to citizenship, race, place of origin, ethnic origin, colour, ancestry, disability, age, creed, sex/pregnancy, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and record of offences.

If you require accommodation to participate in any part of the selection process, please contact Human Resources at 613-541-7104.

Location Profile

Novelis – Kingston Works is situated on the traditional homeland of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, and Huron-Wendat peoples. We thank them for their ongoing stewardship of this land where we are fortunate to work.

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