560 Victoria Street North, Kitchener, Ontario, N2H 5G2
Location: Our packaged breads and rolls facility in Kitchener, ON.
Shift: Day Shift (Sunday to Thursday)
Weston Foods is a leading North American bakery company with a specialized focus across all key bakery categories, including breads and rolls, donuts, pies, cakes, alternatives breads, and others. We bake our products in more than 30 bakeries across Canada and the USA, conducting our business with integrity, contributing to our communities, and fostering a respectful culture. We are building a culture of success here, and it depends on our people striving for greatness and having the courage and commitment to getting better every day.
As we forge ahead in the transformation of our business, we are coming together as a united North American enterprise, rebuilding our asset base, adding significant new capacity, and focusing on the development of our people. These building blocks are essential to moving forward as a growth-focused, insights-driven, consumer-led company that will celebrate food and the central part that food plays in our life.
The role of the Production Supervisor is to provide manufacturing front-line leadership to multiple lines, and deliver results. Supervisors are responsible for taking ownership in their area of responsibilities for leading, motivating and developing front-line employees to achieve outstanding manufacturing results. This is done through enhancing teamwork, effective communications, actively listening to employees, and driving change. Additionally, the Production Supervisor must focus on safety, process efficiency and continuous improvement, quality assurance, and meeting customer expectations.
Ensure teams follow safe work practices. Address unsafe working conditions and any team member safety concerns. Complete thorough incident investigations and develop corrective actions to appropriately reduce or eliminate risk. Conduct workplace inspections and audits and address risk. Drive a culture of 0 tolerance with LOTO and other life saving procedures;
Conduct workplace inspections and audits and be proactive to address potential issues;
Provide orientation and training as required to ensure an effective and efficient work force. Assign and oversee formal training and sign off on completed training requirements;
Ensure product quality and food safety requirements are met through verification of quality checks and lot tracking per HACCP plan;
Ensure the required equipment, materials, supplies and manpower are available;
Provide leadership necessary to ensure the team meets or exceeds targets;
Lead optimization of production equipment and processes needed to meet and exceed downtime and waste targets;
Establish and sustain a positive and cooperative working environment through effective communications with all employees;
Provide effective, timely and fair performance and disciplinary feedback to team members and document as needed.
Minimum 5 years experience in manufacturing environment, & minimum 2 years’ experience in a Lead Hand or Supervisory role;
Experience with OSHA regulations, HACCP and Food GMPs;
A good grasp of inventory management (cycle counting, materials management, etc.);
Conduct work with integrity, abiding and upholding the Code of Conduct and Company Core Values (Integrity, Respect, Commitment, Courage and Growth);
Act, react and interact with respect and regard for others;
Ability to anticipate what needs to be done & commits to take ownership to ensure it gets done;
Demonstrated ability to multitask and work with urgency in a fast-paced production environment;
Must be an effective communicator who inspires and motivates, and creates an environment for open and trusting 2-way communication with all levels in the organization.
Weston is committed to fostering a work environment with strong core values that support diversity through various policies, programs and activities that encourage sensitivity and accommodations. Weston offers employment regardless of race, colour, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Diversity is integral to our success as an organization and we will use diversity as a model to help identify and develop the best talent, create effective teams, and achieve overall excellence. In addition, we believe that compliance with laws is about doing the right thing. Upholding the law is part of our Code of Conduct – it reinforces what our customers and stakeholders expect of us.
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