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Glass Operations Supervisor

Waterdown, 407 Parkside Dr., Waterdown, Ontario, Canada Req #268
Wednesday, July 3, 2024


From our roots providing sand to local foundries in the 1880's, Opta has grown to an international group of companies committed to delivering optimal results for our customers. Opta's purpose is to be the leading supplier of performance solutions for metallurgical, value-added glass, and specialty chemical applications. We strive to be the leading provider of innovative steelmaking reagents, slag conditioners, and metal remediation materials consumed in the North American and European markets. We aim to be the market leader in steelmaking products through an unwavering focus on supporting our customers’ needs. We measure our success by our presence in a majority of steel mills throughout the world. Our vision is to expand our geographic reach and broaden into adjacent industries such as aluminum, copper, concrete, and glass. 


Accountability and Integrity in everything we do
  • PEOPLE: We will invest in our people with promoting Diversity and Inclusion for the success of our organization
  • CUSTOMERS: Committed to our customers to deliver Consistent Quality products, Solutions and Service
  • SAFETY: Providing employees a Safe environment in which to thrive
  • INNOVATION: Deliver outstanding performance through Continuous Improvement and Creativity
  • SUSTAINABILITY: Enhancing Sustainability by respecting and protecting the Environment in the communication where we live and work



The Glass Operations Supervisor will report directly to Plant Manager. He/she/they will direct and manage all plant operations. They will work closely with QC lab and other company staff to ensure that they meet production targets, products attain a high-quality standard and production employees working on the floor adhere to safety protocols at the Waterdown, ON location.



  • Direct and manage glass plant operations.
  • Maintain safe and clean work environment by training and directing production personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources, maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Establish and monitor overall plant performance for production and quality standards.
  • Control and minimize labor overtime and equipment repair expenses.
  • Maintain existing plant facilities and equipment; give suggestions to replace or adjust plant facilities and equipment when necessary to increase plant efficiency.
  • Implements and maintains preventative maintenance programs.  
  • Incorporates shop floor organization and plant cleanliness among plant personnel.
  • Ensure operation of production equipment by calling for repairs when required.
  • Actively participate in the safety processes of the plant including posting safety bulletins, performing weekly/monthly safety walks, and training, as well as any reporting required.
  • Conduct daily meetings with production crew.
  • Conduct safety observations and observe unsafe acts at the plant and fix it right away.
  • Monitor all inventory daily and order supplies and raw material as needed.
  • Achieve staff results by communicating job expectations, planning, monitoring, appraising job results, coaching, counseling production employees, and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Resolve personnel problems by investigating issues, identifying solutions, and recommending action. Escalate to Plant Manager when needed.
  • Timely approve and submit payrolls for all hourly employees.
  • Performs other related duties as required.



  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Multitasking and time management skills.
  • Good problem-solving abilities and Mechanical Aptitude.
  • Ability to lead a team.
  • Interpersonal skills, along with written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of safety laws and environmental regulations.



  • Proven experience as an operations supervisor or similar role.
  • Background in managing manufacturing equipment and process improvement.
  • High School Diploma. Bachelor’s degree/Diploma in a relevant field will be an advantage.
  • Hands-on experience Implementing and managing operations processes.



  • Prolonged periods of standing and walking on the production floor.
  • Must be able to access and navigate the production facility.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds at a time.


SHIFT - Afternoon

Opta offers a diverse 
compensation and benefit package that includes the following: 
  • Extended Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Healthcare Spending Account
  • Life, AD&D, and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Professional Development
  • Paid Time Off 
  • RRSP Match
  • Competitive Compensation program
  • On Demand Pay (Dayforce Wallet)
We thank everyone for applying however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

he above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Opta Inc., an Opta Group Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, we will work with you to meet your needs. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $95,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $120,000.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Waterdown, 407 Parkside Dr., Waterdown, Ontario, Canada