Production Supervisor
Maple Leaf
Port Perry, ON, CA
3d ago

A Sustainable Protein Company

We are proud of our roots, which we can trace back over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking.

As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we work to reconnect families with the goodness of food.

We are helping to transform the world’s food system so that it can survive, and thrive, for generations to come.

Our job is to make great food

Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong, values-based culture, where dedicated employees take pride in doing what’s right for our consumers, our customers and our communities.

Our 11,500 employees thrive in an engaging, open and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and responsibility.

Each Maple Leaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline.

We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement.



Production supervisors coordinate daily production in a multi-line, fast paced food production facility through the direction of a unionized hourly workforce to achieve daily operating goals while maintaining all company safety objectives, Food Safety and customer quality specifications.

Production Supervisors exhibit and promote behaviors consistent with Maple Leaf Leadership Values , provide solid leadership and direction to all plant employees and are key members of the Operations Team, working closely with various supporting departments including Quality Assurance, Food Safety, Logistics, Health and Safety, Research and Development and Human Resources.


  • Provide direction, motivation and technical support for all plant employees including production, mixing, shipping, sanitation and maintenance personnel
  • Ensure proper training on all job requirements and employee compliance with all company policies and practices
  • Manage specific departmental responsibilities as determined by the Plant Manager
  • Support and promote the company’s health and safety program, maintain a safe working environment and ensure continued compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and JHSC recommendations
  • Actively identify safety and ergonomic concerns with a focus on injury prevention
  • Take an active role in WSIB and non-occupational return to work programs
  • Maintain quality and legislative requirements by adhering to and enforcing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Sanitation Standard Operation Procedures
  • Ensure product quality and the training of employees on quality standards and procedures
  • Provide operational support for HACCP and other Food Safety Quality Assurance programs to maintain the required standards for quality, food safety and customer service
  • Work in partnership with QA Technicians to prevent and resolve any quality or food safety issues
  • Achieve daily expectations for the output of production including yields, volume, labour and material costs
  • Continuously improve the manufacturing process by supporting Six Sigma methodologies to identify opportunities for productivity improvement and waste reduction
  • Participate in plant improvement teams and Six Sigma projects as required
  • Measure performance and achieve Continuous Improvement in processes to implement cost reductions in labour, equipment utilization and raw material and packaging consumption while maintaining program standards
  • Contribute to team work and foster positive employee relations by communicating effectively with peers, employees and managers
  • Oversee and document all plant Health & Safety, Food Safety, Quality Assurance and Sanitation issues and changes
  • Respond to employee suggestions and grievances in a timely manner and administer employee time and attendance issues, coaching, counseling and Corrective Action as required
  • Foster and maintain a positive union and labour relations environment and effectively administer the Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Career development opportunities. Your career will not stop at this role, this is just the beginning
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employment
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Commitment to Learning courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Post secondary education or equivalent industry experience
  • Minimum of 3 years previous production supervisory experience
  • Will be required to work shift work
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, verbal and written communication, presentation and analytical skills
  • Self-directed and professional
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and Power Point
  • Knowledge of HACCP, health and safety legislation, quality standards and Good Manufacturing programs and practices
  • Strong employee relations and problem solving skills
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