Production Supervisor - Day Shift
Maple Leaf Foods - Winnipeg, MB

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The incumbent supervises hourly employees on a shift within a department in the achievement of manufacturing workloads with due emphasis on quality, yields, efficiencies, food and employee safety.


  • Sets a good example to all associates and provides effective leadership, coaching and training to everyone under his or her direction.
  • Ensures that a high level of morale is maintained among associates under their direction and creates an environment where associates are motivated to achieve company goals and objectives.
  • Leads work groups and help to identify projects through coaching and guidance of the group, in an effort to improve quality and productivity in their areas
  • Ensures that company quality, efficiency, and production objectives are achieved in the areas under their supervision by establishing or adjusting work procedures as required.
  • Monitors the performance of all personnel and activities under their supervision on a regular basis to ensure optimum performance, and provides counseling and/or corrective action to associates not meeting expectations.
  • Communicates and coordinates with supervisors on all contingent shifts to ensure that each shift operates at optimum efficiency.
  • Suggests and implements corrective actions to improve quality and productivity both within and, where possible, beyond the scope of their position, through the use of Six Sigma tools.
  • Confers with managers and supervisors of other departments to coordinate inter-department activities and provide feedback regarding inter-related department issues
  • Using sound technical judgment, ensures all production equipment/processes are operating at optimum rates and in accordance with SOPs
  • Reports all equipment and building deficiencies to Maintenance Supervisor, and recommends replacements or overhauls as necessary
  • Initiates and participates in the design and implementation of improved production and cost reduction methods through the use of Six Sigma
  • Works proactively to ensure customer order deadlines are met, supervising overtime shifts if required
  • Analyzes and resolves work issues, and assists workers in solving work problems.
  • Interprets company policies and procedures to associates including but not limited to HACCP, GMPs and health and safety requirements and ensures compliance of same.
  • Complies with all company and government legislated health and safety policies and practices
  • Takes appropriate corrective action when personnel under their direction are in breach of company and/or government legislated HACCP, GMPs, ESA and health and safety policies and practices.
  • Other duties/tasks as assigned.


  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a unionized meat or food processing environment,
  • Demonstrated leadership skills,
  • SAP experience and OEE/Lean manufacturing experience
  • Post-secondary education or equivalent by having completed a recognized food processing, engineering technology, or business management program through continuing education,
  • A strong communicator, both written and oral, who is confident, decisive, able to deal with conflict and yet achieve win-win results,
  • Willing to relocate for promotional opportunities and career development.
  • Ability to get things done with minimal supervision and the capability to work flexible hours, including weekends, when required

About this company
Maple Leaf Foods is a leading consumer packaged food company, headquartered in Toronto with operations across Canada and in the United...