With the Caliper’s Advisor Competency Report for Production Supervisor, you will gain a clear, accurate picture of an individual’s strengths, limitations and overall potential.

This product features:

  • A comprehensive report that supports selection and development
  • A detailed analysis of the individual’s strengths and opportunities for development
  • Descriptions of potential competencies and representative behaviours in practical, intuitive terms
  • A phone consultation to help you understand the report and its implications
  • Behavioural-based interview questions tailored to assessment results in recruitment reports
  • Managing for Success suggestions, which include coaching recommendations and tips for working with the individual
  • A Function-Fit index and/or Caliper Consultant’s recommendation can be included.

Production Supervisors direct, plan, and coordinate the resources, processes, and activities needed in the manufacturing of products. They may supervise production and operating workers, inspectors, fabricators, and systems operators in order to ensure that all work is accomplished according to quality, safety, quantity, and cost specifications. Production Supervisors work primarily in manufacturing, production, and fabricating environments.

Examples of Production Supervisor Positions are:
Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Coordinator, Assembly Line Manager, Assembly Supervisor, Shift Supervisor, Production Control Manager, Production Manager, Production Crew Supervisor.


Directing – Production Supervisors manage the contribution and performance of individuals and teams to ensure company objectives are achieved and standards met. This involves communicating with others to make clear what is expected of them and conveying expectations about timeliness and quality.

Planning and Priority Setting – They identify the priorities, processes, and practical actions that are necessary to achieve an objective or an idea. Production Supervisors are involved with developing detailed action or project plans, including objectives, accountabilities, time frames, standards, review stages, and contingencies.

Quality Focus – Production Supervisors ensure that all work in one’s own area of the business, throughout the organisation, by vendors, suppliers, etc. is performed with excellence and to high standards for quality and integrity.

Communicating – They provide the information required by others in a concise, direct, and unambiguous way. They perceive how the message affects the receiver and strive to ensure that the receiver clearly understands the specifics and function of the message.

Safety Focus – They take the practical actions necessary to ensure that the incidence and probability of workplace accidents, injuries, and illnesses are minimized. Production Supervisors excel at keeping up to date with current workplace safety laws, research, and best practices; ensuring awareness of safety-related issues; remaining vigilant for potential hazards; and taking all precautions to ensure the well-being of all employees.

Conflict Management – They address problems openly and objectively and bring substantial conflicts and disagreements into the open with the intention of resolving issues in an unemotional and constructive manner.

Composure and Resiliency – Production Supervisors are able to deal effectively with pressure, maintain focus and intensity, and remain optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. This competency includes the ability and propensity to recover quickly from setbacks, rejections, and conflicts and to maintain self-control in the face of hostility or provocation.

Time Management – They focus on completing all work tasks in a timely manner while remaining responsive enough to react to competing demands and shifting priorities. They are able to manage multiple responsibilities while being organised, keeping on top of important time-sensitive tasks, and performing all work accurately.

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