Production Team Leader

Location: Hamilton, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 11-22-2018
A Sustainable Protein Company
We are proud of our roots, which we can trace back over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we work to reconnect families with the goodness of food. We are helping to transform the world’s food system so that it can survive, and thrive, for generations to come.

Our job is to make great food
Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong, values-based culture, where dedicated employees take pride in doing what’s right for our consumers, our customers and our communities.  Our 11,500 employees thrive in an engaging, open and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and responsibility. Each Maple Leaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement.
 

Production Team Leader - Hamilton

The Opportunity:
The Production Team Leader will be responsible for providing direction to the Team Members within Wieners or Deli/Bolo. This role will be accountable for ensuring lines are running effectively and optimally within their area with a trained team in place at all times.

A snap shot of some of the exciting things you will do:

• Execute against standardized work methods to meet daily and weekly production schedules
• Monitor and analyze production inputs, outputs and key metrics
• Attend and participate in daily meetings such as OEE stability, productions, and work order meetings
• Act as single point of contact for employee issues and concerns and providing follow-up in a timely manner
• Conduct grievance, incident investigations, counseling, and discipline meetings
• Properly administering the Collective Agreement
• Review OEE spread sheet and prepare review presentations
• Accurate payroll processing
• Complete daily signoff of all documents along with completing daily production shift reports
• Conduct communication, safety, and food safety meetings
• Review view of action items with other team leaders from production meetings during shift handoff
• Planning, organizing, and executing product tests
• Coach production Process Leader and Team Members on delivering business results, professional development and individual performance issues
• Audits processes: People System, FSQA, Reliability predictive practices
• Conduct weekly team meetings to review FS/QA, People, Reliability and CI KPIs
• Drive a strong safety culture (H&S and Food Safety)
• Develop Team Members through certification training and coaching, providing clear roles and consistent support and feedback for all employees
• Foster and maintain positive union and employee relations environment by treating all employees with respect, providing timely feedback and grievance resolution
• Participates in continuous improvement initiatives to reduce waste and improve overall operational results
• Effectively operate SAP and MES
• Applies knowledge and ensures compliance with CFIA, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Environment, Health & Safety and other legislative bodies that impact plant performance.
• Shall demonstrate full commitment to the implementation of the requirements of the Global Standard for Food Safety and to processes which facilitate continual improvement of food safety and quality management.
• Guide and support all employees in the Maple Leaf Values
 
What we have to offer you:
• Career development opportunities.  Your career will not stop at this role, this is just the beginning
• Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employment
• Defined Contribution Pension Plan
• Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
• Employee Assistance Program

What you will bring:
The successful candidate will be results-oriented, thrive in a fast paced, demanding environment, and have the ability to develop positive working relationships with all employees. Candidates must have:
• Post secondary education in Operations Management, Business or related field
• 5+ years of supervisory experience in a unionized, manufacturing environment
• Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office (Excel) and time and attendance applications (Kronos)
• Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work as a team with all functional areas to support a common goal
• Strong leadership skills, independent thinking, strong organizational and planning abilities and excellent analytical and problem solving skills are essential
• Environment - Plant environment (ambient and refrigerated); 24-7, 2 shift operation
• Volume & Complexity of Work- A fast paced work environment with multiple, tight and changing priorities
• Travel Requirements – Minimal
• Physical Requirements - Low
 



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 accommodations@mapleleaf.com.  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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