Production Supervisor
Gay Lea Foods - Guelph, ON

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Reporting to the Plant Manager, the scope of this position involves directing the production team to achieve standards related to cost, line efficiencies, waste, safety and productivity.

Key Accountabilities:

Supervise the production staff, including planning workload and staffing schedules.

Participate in various employee relations matters, such as hiring, training and disciplinary processes.

Maintain production PM programs, generate daily operating reports, as well as weekly production map.

Ensure line efficiencies and maintain product quality.

Ensure and maintain quality and safety standards within the plant.

Responsible to train operators on all changes in the Food Safety & Quality system as communicated by Management and QA.

Attend prescribed courses and training as required.

Qualifications & Competencies:

Minimum 3 years post secondary education or minimum 5 years of related experience.

Minimum 3 years supervisory experience in a HACCP regulated dairy, food or beverage processing environment.

Solid knowledge of GMPs, including excellent sanitary habits and a strong understanding of HACCP and MSS as it applies to a food manufacturing environment.

Familiarity with CIP systems and UHT &/or HTST processing.

Familiar with total quality management and continuous improvement processes.

Good decision-making & problem-solving capabilities.

Excellent interpersonal & communication skills, including written and verbal.

Mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting ability.

Proficient computer abilities using Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

Schedule: Rotating 8 hour shifts, including weekends