Plant Supervisor

Location: Lower Mainland, BC, Canada
Plant Supervisor (#4423999)
 
The Plant Supervisor is responsible for supervision of plant operations and development of a top quality production team. This hands-on position includes ensuring cost effective production, adherence to safety and health procedures and proper upkeep and maintenance of equipment. The incumbent also provides input on work direction, coaching and discipline.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Provides input to the Plant Manager on the scheduling and coordinating of daily production activities to meet production requirements.
  • Makes recommendations for improvement to increase yield or reduce waste and/or to streamline operations. Manages continuous improvement processes through Key Performance Indicators.
  • Monitors expenditures and informs Plant Manager when expenditures are over budget or unusual.
  • Remains current on latest production methods and makes recommendations for implementation as appropriate.
  • Ensures compliance with Health and Safety polices and procedures.
  • Ensures compliance with quality control and HACCP procedures.
  • Provides input for capital expenditures.
  • Recommends policies and procedures to determine best practices in Operations.
  • Assists in preparing various reports involving labour utilization, equipment efficiencies and quality reports.
  • Assists the Plant Manager with labour relations and provides input on personnel decisions.
  • Resolves first level grievances with the union and elevates others to the Plant Manager.
  • Provides input on employee selection, training and discipline.
  • Liaises with Purchasing to ensure raw materials and supplies are purchased cost effectively and meet delivery needs.
  • Maintains time cards and handles transmission of data. Liaises with Payroll on related issues.
  • Carries out other projects and duties as required.
 
Qualifications
 
  • Education: Bachelor in Food Science, Business, Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Experience: 2 to 5 years experience in food/beverage production management, which includes dairy production, including at least 1 year at a supervisory level, preferably in a unionized environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within budget
  • Success record of producing quality products effectively and profitably.
  • Demonstrated management skills.
  • Continuous improvement experience.
  • Computer knowledge – MS Office (particularly Excel).
  • Inventory management.
  • Knowledgeable with HACCP
  • Knowledgeable with WCB and Health and Safety experience.
  • Knowledgeable with BC labour laws and industrial relations
  • Ability to function and perform under pressure.
  • Good oral and written communication.
 
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.
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