Production Supervisor
Trenton, ON

Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 11,000 employees, who work in more than 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers have come to rely on.


The Containerboard Packaging Group, a division of Cascades, is the largest containerboard producer in Canada, and is also a top converter of corrugated products in the country. The Group manufactures a wide range of products made from recycled fibres for its North American customers in the food, beverage and consumer products sectors, among many others. The Division, which employs close to 3,400 people, owns six containerboard mills and nineteen corrugated products plants in Canada and the United States.

Your challenge!
Our mill in Trenton, Ontario, which is located on the bank of the scenic Trent River boasts a 90 year history. We are looking for a dynamic Production Shift Supervisor to join our team. Reporting to the Production Manager, you will have a diverse workload supporting the operations of the plant. As an effective leader you will build on relationships to strengthen operational competencies. You will maximize production efficiency, reinforce our safety culture and ensure a quality product is produced.

Business Objectives Alignment
Help develop and roll out an operational strategy in line with his/her sector’s business strategy
Operational Excellence
Effectively manage human and material resources to ensure sound financial performance and the achievement of manufacturing efficiency targets
Maximize production efficiency and optimize the resources under his/her responsibility
Maximize synergy and foster collaboration among Cascades’ groups, units and business units
Maximize the return on assets under his/her responsibility
Make sure operational efficiency targets are met
Ensure compliance with standardized manufacturing practices and procedures to deliver on the sector’s objectives
Support the sector’s continuous improvement initiatives
Human Resources
Build a team of competent and dedicated people whose skills complement one another
Ensure that the work flow and job structure are tailored to his/her sector’s needs
Manage and engage his/her staff based on Cascades’ values and business strategy
Implement the talent development and succession strategy in his/her sector in collaboration with Human Resources
Health & Safety
Accept the full responsibility that comes with his/her position in line with Cascades’ OSH requirements
Help set OSH priorities for his/her sector in line with corporate objectives and follow up on them
Insist on and create a safe and healthy work environment for all employees in his/her sector
Promote sound occupational health and safety management
Personally commit to and display strong leadership in health and safety
Corporate Responsibility and Governance
Make sure governance rules are followed and responsibilities are carried out
Ensure the sustainable and responsible development of his/her sector
Insist on ethical conduct and uphold the values underlying Cascades’ corporate culture
Client Focused and Innovation
Help his/her unit achieve its innovation objectives
Participate in technical support for clients
Core competencies defined for this job
  • Health and safety
Action-based focus
Active listening
Flexibility and ability to adapt
Managerial courage
Team leadership
Desired experience
3-5 years of related work experience with unionized manufacturing experience preferred

Technical competencies
Post-secondary education preferred

Effective leadership, communication and organizational skills

Knowledgeable of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Ability to work 12 hour continental shifts

Must have or establish residence within 20 minutes of our mill

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications required and experience with SAP and Ultipro an asset

Additional information
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Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner.

Use of the masculine gender in communications refers equally to both men and women.

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