Production Supervisor - Day Shift

Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 06-22-2018


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Maple Leaf Foods is Canada’s leading consumer-packaged protein company, headquartered in
Toronto, Ontario. We make high-quality, great tasting, nutritious and innovative food products under leading brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders Country Naturals® and Mina™. Our Company employs approximately 11,000 people in its operations across Canada and exports to more than 20 global markets including the U.S. and Asia.

Our people are passionate about the work they do and the products we make. As we move forward, we are determined to leverage their integrity and passion to continue to build a high-performing, values-based company enabled by high-performing, motivated and talented people.


Responsible for the day-to-day planning and control of production activities including yields, equipment, sanitation, staffing, supplies, schedules, and machine start-up by effectively utilizing resources to achieve production demands and customer service levels while adhering to quality and legislative guidelines.


  • Maintain safe and clean work environment by educating and directing employees on the use of equipment and resources while maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Maintain quality and legislative requirements by adhering to and enforcing Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Plan, direct, engage and understand daily production operations while anticipating and troubleshooting production problems.
  • Complete production plan by scheduling and assigning employees, establishing priorities, revising schedules, and resolving problems.
  • Measure performance and achieve Continuous Improvement in processes to implement cost reductions while maintaining quality.
  • Strive to continuously improve; employee relations, yields, labour results, equipment, sanitation, personal job knowledge, etc.
  • Develop, direct, manage, train, and motivate employees by communicating job expectations, appraising job results, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees.
  • Contribute to team work and foster positive employee relations by communicating effectively with peers, employees and managers.
  • Maintaining employee adherence to Employee handbook and Plant policies & procedures.
  • Responsible for the administration of employee suggestions, business plan projects, time & attendance, grievances, attendance and health & safety meetings.
  • SAP relating to Production
  • Kronos – time and attendance


  • Post secondary diploma and/or degree (e.g., management studies, business).
  • Two years of supervisory work experience.
  • Experience working within a manufacturing facility.
  • CPR and First Aid certified.
  • A proven track record of proactively managing Employee Relations /Management relationship
  • Effective communication skills to lead, motivate, coach, mentor and resolve employee conflict and developing people to achieve positions of greater responsibility
  • Results orientated, able to work as part of a functional team and must be an exceptional fit with our Maple Leaf Leadership Edge Core Values
  • Ability to make procedural decisions and judgments involving sensitive and confidential issues under stressful conditions
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills plus the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Self starter with good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Continuous learner and willingness to embrace change.
  • Flexible to work shifts.
  • Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Experience with Kronos and SAP an asset
We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.  

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible.
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