Production Supervisor jobs in Canada Handi Foods Ltd

Production Supervisor jobs in Canada Handi Foods Ltd 2023




Handi Foods is a leading manufacturer of high-quality food products, serving customers across Canada. We are currently seeking a skilled Production Supervisor to join our team.

Under the general supervision of the Production Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for coordinating and supervising day-to-day plant production operations.

This includes, but is not limited to, organizing and assigning work to shop floor personnel, instructing, guiding, and assisting employees in the attainment of production and quality goals/standards, developing and mentoring team members, and driving safety performance results that meet and/or exceed company goal and targets.

As well, this position functions as a key team member of the Production Department, working to develop operational strategies, policies, procedures and the management of our human resources in the Production Department. Production Supervisors may be part of the company’s HACCP team.

Production Supervisor jobs in Canada
Production Supervisor jobs in Canada

RThe Production Supervisor is responsible for leading the manufacturing processes to maximize the production line capacity and ensuring the fill rate to customers is orders is achieved. Implements the daily and weekly production schedule to achieve productivity KPIs (kg/l-hr, throughput) and quality. Contributes to the Lean Manufacturing projects to achieve the improvement targets on time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and supervise employees, direct production, and related activities on a shift.
  • Maintain a safe working environment and ensure continued compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, JHSC recommendations or MOL work orders, Company Safety rules.
  • Provide performance management counseling and/or progressive discipline in a timely fashion when required.
  • Take initiative and exercise timely and good judgment in day-to-day business decisions.
  • Assist in accident investigation and take an active role in WSIB case management and ensuring early and safe return of injured workers to modified and/or productive duties.
  • Focus production efficiency and minimize plant waste. Maintain and improve product quality standards.
  • Be flexible, capable, and willing to be “hands on” to perform any other technical or production-related task, as the circumstances require.
  • Review and analyze product compliance according to the specifications.
  • Ensures that proper GMP, Safety, Food Safety and housekeeping procedures are followed plant wide.
  • Communicate performance standards to associates, recognize and reward individual and team accomplishments, and counsel performance problems.
  • Ensure all associates have the necessary resources and capabilities to effectively accomplish their responsibilities.
  • Look for ways to reduce or eliminate down time. Help identify constraints in the production process and look for ways to correct them.
  • Analyze and record root cause of production delays on the daily production report.
  • Work closely with the sanitation and maintenance teams to ensure that the production lines are meeting safety and food safety compliance during production up times and down times.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Production Manager and the Management

Critical Day to Day duties or Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain a strong floor presence.
  • Making sure the equipment stays running.
  • Coordinating lunch and break schedules.
  • Instill a sense of urgency; ensuring things are done in a timely manner.
  • Work with Mechanics and Sanitation during breakdowns affecting our lines from running.
  • Maximizing efficiency by being on the floor working with operators.
  • Provide Employee Feedback via performance evaluations provided by the company. Mentor direct reports, identify strengths and weaknesses and manage resources accordingly.
  • Work with mechanics to ensure your requests are met.
  • Assist the Production Manager in the completion of projects.
  • Monitor and manage employee work schedules.
  • Plan, communicate and monitor raw material needs per production demand.
  • Monitors and reports plant production personnel strengths and weaknesses.
  • Responsible for ensuring plant readiness for inspections.
  • Be proactive in identifying production needs and promote the team approach to fulfilling these needs.
  • Possess a high degree of initiative and flexibility along with the ability to multi-task.
  • Participate in developing and maintaining plant safety awareness.
  • Assists in the development of standard operating procedures for production duties.
  • Support the company’s operational priorities by looking for ways to improve Quality, Safety and Waste Reduction/Productivity/5S. Use the company issued tools to complete the projects assigned to you. Also support employees in the process.
  • Conduct training and lead meetings when assigned.
  • Special projects as assigned.
  • Ensure all production operators attend the mandatory annual training.
  • Helping with changeovers, ensuring that they are done in a timely manner.
  • Insuring company policies are met. GMP’s, SQF, housekeeping, breaks and lunches, people on time etc.
  • Supervise the temporary employees to ensure they are getting their breaks and lunches.
  • Use the team approach in dealing with other supervisors and peers within the facility and respect the decisions made by them.

Qualifications: Production Supervisor jobs in Canada

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience in the food, dairy, beverage, or packaged goods industry is a definite asset.
  • Must be knowledgeable and be able to follow GMPs, Food Safety and Health & Safety requirements.
  • Superior communication skills in a multi-cultural environment and the ability to deal with a variety of front-line industrial relations issues.
  • Takes initiative, exercises good judgment in day-to-day business decisions.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Knowledge of good labour/management practices including progressive discipline and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Knowledge of health and safety standards, regulations, and best practices.
  • The flexibility to adapt to a 24-hour, 7-day operation schedule.

Working Conditions: Production Supervisor jobs in Canada

  • Physically demanding work conditions include standing, walking, and lifting heavy raw materials, machinery, and equipment.
  • May require working in various extremely hot and cold conditions, including indoors, outdoors, and working at heights.
  • Loud Noise and hearing protection is used at all times.
  • Shift work required.
  • Occational travel to other locations.

Requirements: Production Supervisor jobs in Canada

  • Post-secondary diploma or certificate in a related discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience in a production-manufacturing
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience in a food baking industry
  • Strong knowledge of HACCP/BRC/GMP/JHSC requirements
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership skills; able to motivate a team in a diverse workforce
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work in various extreme hot/cold conditions, including indoors, outdoors, and working at heights
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and understand production scheduling systems
  • Solid oral, written and listening communication skills necessary and strong computer skills
  • Requires enthusiasm, initiative, and effective judgment in a fast paced, results-oriented environment. Must be receptive to sudden and frequent changes in priorities. A hands-on work ethic with creative problem solving skills, disciplined, consistent and hard working
  • JHSC Certification an assest

We believe that a diverse and inclusive culture creates the best workplace. We embrace our differences, value individuality, and the broad spectrum of every Waver’s skills and abilities. We challenge each other from a place of respect and pursuit of continuous growth. We trust each other and encourage everyone to bring their authentic selves to work, everyday.

At Handi Foods, We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as opportunities for career advancement within our organization. The company offers an annual bonus based on performance.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $65,000.00-$75,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekends as needed

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay


  • Factory Production Supervisor: 5 years (required)
  • Food Manufacturing: 3 years (required)


  • Joint Health and Safety Committe Certificate from MLTSD (required)

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Salary: $65 000.00-$75

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