Material Supervisor

Manufacturing Mesquite, TX


Position Title:  Production Material Supervisor


Reports To:Production Manager




Responsible for the overall material control and production data control. The successful candidate needs to manage production materials to help drive continuous improvement in our material inventory accuracy, consumption rates, scrap rates and repair rates.  It will co-ordinate and verify raw material deliveries to Production throughout the shift and ensure sufficient material to keep the lines running effectively.



  • Be responsible for working with production department regarding material control, consumption, repair, and scrap
  • Take leadership with material teams to support production and minimize losses caused by line shut down
  • Assist in organizing and leading, when required, in periodic inventory count and cycle count activities for materials and finished goods
  • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the Canadian Solar Solution Code of Business Conduct
  • Provide leadership by instilling team goals and objectives and foster positive staff relationships
  • Coordinate with operational departments to achieve company goals
  • Communicate results and issues to shift staff
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Complete other duties and projects as assigned
  • Set daily/weekly/monthly objectives and communicate them to employees
  • Submit reports on performance and progress
  • Identify issues in efficiency and suggest improvements
  • Enforce strict safety guidelines and company standards
  • Set goals for performance and deadlines in ways that comply with company’s plans and vision and communicate them to subordinates
  • Organize workflow and ensure that employees understand their duties or delegated tasks
  • Monitor employee productivity and provide constructive feedback and coaching 


Qualifications & Experience

  • A bachelor's degree in accounting, business management, or a related field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with production/material control in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to complete the above responsibilities
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, confidentially, diplomatically, and professionally always
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Attention to detail in all areas of work
  • Analytical and time management skills
  • Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Office, experience with enterprise ERP /SAP system or other software
  • Intermediate skills in Excel
  • High School Diploma, Degree in an accounting, or industrial relevant field will be an advantage
  • Mandarin speaking considered an asset but not required


Compensation and Benefits:

Canadian Solar offers a competitive salary plus fully comprehensive benefits and performance bonus package based on an annual objective achievement. Our generous benefits package includes a 401(k) Retirement Plan, medical/dental/life/disability program, PTO and sick days.  This is a full time position.


Canadian Solar Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.








Original: December 2016

Revised: March 2018