First Line Production Supervisor
Biggar, SK
Cargill Malt offers the broadest malt product portfolio on the market for brewers, distillers and food manufacturers. Since entering the malt business in 1979, we’ve strengthened our network of global production and sourcing to not only tap the best available malting barley, but also ensure physical supply and competitive pricing for our customers.

With a production of over two million metric tons of high quality malt annually, Cargill ranks among the top maltsters of the world. Its worldwide malt network includes malting facilities strategically placed in barley-growing regions of 10 different countries and sales teams based in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Japan, Russia, Spain, and the United States, who can partner with you to meet your malt needs.

Cargill’s Malt in Canada is located in Biggar, Saskatchewan, where some of the best barley in the world is grown within a 100 kilometre radius of this Malthouse.

The Biggar malt facility produces and supplies high quality Canadian malt for domestic and international beer brewing customers.

Position Purpose

The purpose of this position is to lead the malting processes of steeping, germination, and kilning through the technologies based in the control center.

Their responsibilities include monitoring of all processing parameters to meet customer specifications and to provide assistance and leadership to malt house production employees to ensure they operate in a safe and professional manner. In addition, they are responsible for ensuring their teams execute on operating procedures.

This position although primarily Monday to Friday does require after hours call ins and periodic weekend shifts.

Principal Accountabilities

The primary purpose of this position is to manage all of the processing of barley into malt including steeping, germination and kilning. Set all process parameters to meet customer specifications while managing production costs and yield. Act as direct supervisor of Production Operators.

30% - Lead and monitor daily production activities and set all daily production parameters with responsibility including off shifts and weekends. Report progress to Production Manager and participate in customer and department meetings.
30% - Supervise and direct production operators in the overall malting operational process. Manage employee scheduling, ensure completion of safety training and procedural training, encourage engagement and proficiency in their work assignments.
15% - Inspect plant areas for safety and sanitation and report necessary needs to the Production Manager.
15% - Input process control requirements and strategies in the process control system and maintain and use the daily logging form to verify procedures.
10% - Process troubleshooting including water use, energy consumption, yield, and performing miscellaneous job related duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:
  • Four year college degree or higher in Biochemistry, Chemical, Process, Agricultural, Food Science, Mechanical science or Engineering OR 2+ years of practical malting, food product or related industry experience
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence people including direct reports with a willingness to manage conflict and enforce standards
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Fluent in English (Written and Speaking)
  • Competent with Microsoft Office tools including: Excel, Power Point, and Word
  • Ability to make quick decisions and manage priorities in timely manner
  • Able to proactively identify and resolve problems
  • Demonstrated basic mechanical aptitude
  • Experience working with process flows/production lines and process troubleshooting
  • Global Mindset
  • High energy levels. Action oriented. Willingness to take responsibility, accountability and initiative
  • Proven experience in prioritizing work and meeting deadlines
  • Flexibility; able to cope with fast changes within a growing company
  • Creativity and innovative approach in building and/or improving systems and processes
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Able and willing to provide leadership for a diverse work force
  • Working days are Monday through Friday, require after hours call ins and periodic weekend calls
  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Some Malting processing knowledge is a benefit
  • Food Production (the analytical side)
  • Kronos or payroll knowledge is a benefit
Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.
Job Operations
Primary Location Canada-Saskatchewan-Biggar
Schedule Full-time
Job Type Standard
Shift Day Job