Supervisor - Paint

Wabtec Corporation

Cambridge, Canada


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Business Overview:

At Pride Bodies Ltd., we offer custom design and fabrication of utility, service, construction and other custom truck bodies. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • ensuring priorities of Safety, Quality, Continuous Improvement, Teamwork and Leadership are maintained
  • managing employees by instructing, training, coaching, organizing and providing them adequate knowledge about the paint process
  • assigning, planning, monitoring and problem solving in the paint operation and mounting bay to meet efficiencies and plan.
  • attending meetings and providing detailed information about the daily paint/mounting bay issues to management team
  • communicating with employees to understand their issues (i.e. safety, needs) and making necessary decisions to resolve them
  • communicating and co-operating with other department supervisors
  • educating employees about the Company’s established policies, procedures and product quality levels and ensuring conformance to them
  • motivating employees to achieve goals and targets
  • monitoring of daily attendance, performance and vacation schedules and managing exceptions
  • ensuring that documentation for Quality Performance Systems is maintained
  • painting when needed due to production needs as well as absenteeism
  • available for overtime as required to meet production schedules

Eligibility Requirements:

  • High school diploma required
  • ability to industrial paint truck bodies a must
  • previous experience in a supervisory role
  • trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills are essential
  • good reasoning ability to carry out instructions in written, oral or diagrammatic form
  • be a knowledge resource for other team members – experience in automotive painting and body work a must
  • strong conflict-resolution skills
  • strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • proficiency in MS Office an asset
  • 5 to 6 years industrial paint or Red Seal trained or equivalent

Benefits of Working at Pride Bodies Ltd.:

  • Day shift:  41-hour work week, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-Th, 7 a.m. to Noon F;

  • Competitive compensation package;

  • Annual vacation, company-paid holidays;

  • Benefits, effective upon hire, include health care, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment, disability coverage, out-of-country medical, Group RRSP/DPSP

  • Uniforms, safety-boot allowance and prescription-safety-glass allowance upon completion of probation period;

  • Education assistance for work-related programs upon approval;

  • On bus route; on-site parking.

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.