Production Supervisor (2 week rotations) - Upfield

Production Supervisor (2 week rotations)

Location: On-Site, 10 Craig Street, Brantford, ON

Schedule: Rotating shift, every 2 weeks


About the Role

The Production Supervisor will work on 2 week rotations (7AM - 3PM, 3PM - 11PM, 11PM - 7AM). The facility runs 24/5. 

The Manufacturing Supervisor is responsible for leading our production employees and overseeing the day-to-day operations to ensure objectives are met for quality, safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the processing and packaging of our products using the WCM operating framework.

Direct responsibility for all Hourly Production Employees, both on and off-shifts. Additionally, the Supervisor will work on continuous improvement projects both individually and with teams.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, this role forms a key part of our leadership team responsible for the site.


How You Will Make Contributions That Matter

  • Demonstrate strong knowledge on KPI’s, GMP, Health and Safety, Food Safety, Quality, HACCP, Waste Rate and Run Rates
  • Ensure the safe, efficient and effective use of manpower, equipment and material resources.
  • Provide leadership, direction, guidance, supervision, evaluation, motivation and training of production employees.
  • Schedule equipment and employees to meet production requirements and deadlines ensuring product quality.
  • Review and maintain the appropriate inventory and stock levels.
  • Effectively use data to measure and communicate trends; reinforce positive results and initiate corrective actions.
  • Must have experience with HMI’s and process troubleshooting to minimize downtime.
  • Prepare written communication including work procedures, notices, and progress reports.
  • Manage the line manpower roster. Including vacation schedule, overtime equalization etc.
  • Manage the line hourly job rotation schedule and ensure that all responsible employees are trained and following assigned rotations.
  • Work closely with Maintenance to minimize downtime, ensure product safety and quality.
  • Validate all production records and CIP records.
  • Administer the collective agreement, Company policies and standards.
  • Build and maintain a positive work environment.


About you!

The successful candidate will possess a high degree of initiative, is self-motivated and works well under pressure. The candidate will have demonstrated experience in managing a safety culture, high speed packaging, food manufacturing, GMP, HACCP, and union relations. 

So what does it take to be successful in this role?

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Demonstrated leadership and conflict management skills
  • Union environment experience (an asset).
  • At least 3 years of demonstrated success in a manufacturing capacity in a dairy or food environment.
  • Proficient knowledge and experience on Lean Manufacturing tools. Knowledge of SHEQ is critical
  • Safe, licensed operation of powered industrial vehicles (an asset)
  • Self-motivated with results-driven approach
  • SAP experience and proficiency in MS Excel.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Work in a fast-paced environment and is accountable for their actions.
  • Ability to work shift work (including day, afternoons, overnights, and weekends)

We support and care for our employees and their families by providing:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Full range of group insurance benefits
  • Group retirement pension plan with employer contribution
  • Assistance program for employees and their families
  • Bonus Plan
  • Free Parking


What’s next?

If this position sounds interesting please hit the apply button now!

We understand your resume might not be up to date, apply with what you have or your LinkedIn Profile. Upfield is dedicated to build an inclusive and diverse workplace, we understand that you might not hit all the requirements which are stated in the description, we really encourage you to apply anyways. You might just be the right candidate for this role or other roles.

Upfield is an employer who is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and equal opportunities for all. We recruit based only on values, qualifications, performance, skills, behaviors, experience and knowledge. We ensure job adverts are free from unintentional bias.

No personal characteristics should be a barrier to joining Upfield and we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other personal characteristic.