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Production Supervisor

Ventura Foods

Ventura Foods

Product, People & HR, Operations
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

Employment Type: Salaried
Shift: Nights
Work Designation: Onsite
Employment Status: Full Time

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Production Supervisor functions as an integral member of the Operations Team and shares the responsibility for establishing and maintaining a professional working environment that is committed to customer service, quality, teamwork and continuous improvement. In addition, the supervisor is directly accountable for ensuring that products meet or exceed the standards set for safety, quality, cost, productivity and customer service in this established food manufacturing facility.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Shift supervision to maintain the flow of product as per production requirements, customer specifications and productivity targets.
  • Ensuring product & packaging quality, product & packaging efficiencies, shop floor logistics (production sequence, utilization of equipment, staffing levels, product costs, product run times, line efficiencies & operational capacity).
  • Assuring daily production schedules are met and the timely accurate communication of all issues.
  • Monitor shift production activities against production plan and paperwork and communicate progress within the team on the shift.
  • Overseeing and assisting team members in production activities on assigned shift to ensure that:
    • QC protocols are in place with all required documentation (including daily records) completed accurately and on time.
    • All raw materials/packaging required to meet the production plan are in stock and available.
    • Work is performed according to SOP’s, GMP’s, Food Safety Requirements and Health and Safety standards.
    • Quality products are produced, as ordered, on time by working together efficiently and efficiently.
  • Deliver training to team members as required to ensure proper production SOP’s, GMP’s, equipment and Health & Safety Standards are met
  • Monitoring and maintenance of the required high standards of cleanliness and general housekeeping.
  • Carry out timely and effective line handover to supervisors between shifts, including the completion of proper documentation and accurate briefing on progress/issues.
  • Ensure proper maintenance, sanitation and Health & Safety protocols are followed by all team members at all times.
  • Checking and verification of timekeeping logs for assigned team members daily.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable legislation and codes in all areas of plant including WSIB, HACCP, WHMIS, & Workplace H&S.
  • Assist and support the R&D, QC, Maintenance/Engineering and Production Department Managers to troubleshoot and resolve problems in their area as required.

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years supervisory experience.
  • Experience in Food Manufacturing facilities.
  • Post secondary education in a related field.
  • Hands on and results oriented supervisory experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Identify, schedule, and follow up on preventative equipment maintenance and comprehend general mechanical processes.
  • Work with employees to adequately ensure HACCP, USDA OSHA and other regulatory standards are met.
  • maintain or exceed goals on yields, productivity and efficiencies.
  • Understand and interpret documents such as safety regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to the production staff ensuring an excellent job performance.
  • Work well with a diverse workforce
  • To solicit suggestions in the areas of safety, efficiency and morale from all levels of employees including management, general laborers, supervisors, etc.
  • Possess effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to sustain excellent interpersonal and labour relations across cultural and ethnic diversity.
  • Strong written, verbal, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficient with basic standards office computer technology such as Microsoft Office (Work & Excel).
  • Proficiency to diagnose and coordinate activities in order to solve Mechanical Manufacturing issues.

Why Join Us:
Ventura Foods innovates and manufactures food solutions for foodservice and retail businesses. We make exclusive products for the world's most iconic restaurants and retailers, we provide ready-to-go product solutions for professional kitchens, and we make consumer brands everyone knows and loves. When you work for Ventura Foods, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work. As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth because you invest in ours.

Ventura Foods offers career growth opportunities as well as competitive compensation and benefits, with coverage beginning on your 1st day of employment.

  • Health, Prescription Drugs, Dental & Vision
  • RRSP Program
  • Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short & Long Term Disability, Out of Country/Emergency Medical Travel, and other optional benefits.
  • Employee Appreciation Events​ and Employee Assistance Programs
  • College Assistance Program

Physical Demands:
Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling. Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance. Additional demands may be required.

Work Environment:
In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed. May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity. Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards.

Diversity & Inclusion:
Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.

Ventura Foods Canada is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds. We welcome and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. Accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.