Production Supervisor

Saputo Inc. - Abbotsford, BC (30+ days ago)

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Everything begins with passion, a legacy from the Saputo family, which offered tasty and quality cheeses to its community. Today, after more than 65 years, the company employs thousands of dedicated employees, proud of their role, who work day after day to deliver quality products to customers and consumers.
Ensuring the well-being of our employees is our priority. We offer attractive working conditions and benefits to our employees and their families:
Competitive salaries
Advantageous corporate agreements
Full range of group insurance benefits
Group retirement pension plan with employer contribution
Purchase option of company stocks
Group RRSP
Health and wellness program in the workplace
Assistance program for employees and their families
We support employment equity. Saputo strives to embed diversity and inclusion in its operations and invites candidates from all horizons to join its family.

Reporting to the Production Manager, this role forms a key part of our leadership team. The Production Supervisor is responsible for leading our production employees and overseeing the day-to-day operations to ensure objectives are met for quality, safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the processing and packaging of our products. The successful candidate will possess a high degree of initiative, is self-motivated and works well under pressure.

  • Shift work is required as business operations are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week*
  • Ensure the safe, efficient and effective use of manpower, equipment and material resources
  • Provide leadership, direction, guidance, supervision, evaluation, motivation and training of production employees
  • Schedule equipment and employees to meet production requirements and deadlines
  • Maximize product quality and yields
  • Take appropriate actions to ensure the health and safety of all workers under direct supervision, inform employees of safety hazards, consult with the joint committee and safety representative;
  • Review and maintain the appropriate inventory and stock levels
  • Effectively use data on a daily basis to measure and communicate trends; reinforce positive results and initiate corrective actions as appropriate
  • Prepare written communication including work procedures, notices, progress reports
  • Ensures that both Company and Governmental quality, sanitation and environmental standards are met working closely with Quality Assurance and Technical Services, ensure frequent review and successful implementation of Company and Governmental Policies
  • Work closely with Maintenance to minimize downtime, ensure product safety and quality
  • Administer the collective agreement, Company policies and standards
  • Maintain effective internal and external business relationships and other duties as required
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, preferably in a unionized environment
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • 3 years’ progressive experience in a dairy or food manufacturing environment
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office), analytical and organization skills
  • Knowledge of Dairy operations with particular emphasis on processing, cheese making and sanitation preferred
  • Post-secondary education in Food Sciences, Dairy Technology, Microbiology, Operations or Management or related field would be an asset