Position Summary :
Reporting to the Plant Manager or Plant Superintendent, the Production Supervisor is responsible for managing production operations on assigned shift(s) that achieve / meet requirements for safety, regulatory compliance, environment, quality, customer service and cost.
As part of the Plant’s leadership team, contributes to building and maintaining a culture of continuous improvement of processes, efficiencies and productivity.
Key Accountabilities :
Deliver results for production lines on assigned shift(s) in accordance with approved production plans / schedules to meet business objectives.
This is achieved by :
Providing effective leadership and direction to hourly employees (coaching, cross-training, addressing and resolution of HR-related issues and concerns)
Appropriate resource allocation
Communication and an on-going reinforcement of production performance indicators / requirements (i.e. health and safety;
food safety and quality, customer service, cost, etc.)
Check weekly and daily production schedules and stock available against plans and advise the plant management of any discrepancies / issues to ensure uninterrupted production process and meeting required efficiency / productivity levels.
Contribute to reviews and analysis of the production performance indicators / requirements to maximize the value and quality of production outputs.
Monitor production environment (i.e. equipment, quality, cost, efficiencies, yield, etc.) through establishing a feedback mechanism to ensure proactive resolution of production issues and consistent quality of work and product.
Assume the responsibilities of the Department Manager in their absence.
Post-Secondary degree or diploma with emphasis on food processing, business management, with a minimum of 3-5 years of industry experience;
a combination of education and experience will be considered.
Strong knowledge of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) and Lean manufacturing concepts
Proven experience in and ability to manage workforce within the guidelines provided through Collective Agreement / Terms and Conditions, and Human Resources policies and guidelines.
Ability to work cross-functionally
Strong communication and analytical skills
Knowledge of MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)