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Production Supervisor - Night Shift

Location: Guelph

Production Supervisor - Night Shift

Status: Full-time
Location: Guelph
Department: Operations

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Production Supervisor will oversee and be responsible for the effective, efficient and safe operation of the Production departments. The successful incumbent will also support and participate with the Production Management Team to focus on continuously improving processes and efficiencies within the operation. This job will be primarily assigned to the night shift. There may be some scheduled rotation onto the Day and Night shifts based on Operational needs, but the primary focus of this position is on the night Shift.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall effectiveness of the plant operations during assigned shift; this is a ‘hands-on’ position that directly supervises all shift staff, including training, planning workloads, developing production schedules and disciplining where required. Emphasis is on time spent on the floor directly supervising to meet organization goals.
  • Work closely with the production staff in the areas of sanitation, hygiene, GMP's and other necessary quality-related training
  • Work towards Process Excellence & Lean Manufacturing endeavors of the organization
  • Responsible for authorizing and monitoring employees' time, attendance and payroll information
  • Maintain Production PM Programs, generated daily operating, efficiency reports as well as daily/weekly production mapping
  • Validate all production records and CIP records
  • Develop a co-operative team approach in the Production Department and work closely with Production Planners, Finance, Maintenance, Human Resources, Quality and Plant Management
  • Champion and enforce Health & Safety, proactive approach to prevent accidents in the plant. Member of the JHSC
  • Provide flexible shift coverage including nights and weekend coverage on a rotational basis. Willingness to work overtime as required
  • Train operators on all changes in the Food Safety and Quality system as communicated by Management and QA
  • Other projects as assigned by management

Qualifications:

  • University degree or College Diploma preferably majoring in Science, Engineering or Business.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in a HACCP and SQF regulated consumer packaged goods manufacturing environment is required. Food industry preferred, and knowledge of pasteurization equipment considered an asset.
  • Minimum three (3) years of hands-on supervisory experience is required.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Solid analytical skills with knowledge of process improvement techniques
  • Strong computer skills, including Windows and MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Mechanical aptitude and trouble shooting ability.

Working Environment:

Regular exposure to noise, odor, chemical hazards, hazardous machines, and frequent interruptions. Occasional exposure to dust and extreme temperatures.

Physical Demands:

Standing and walking for extended length of time

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Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment Specialist

Location: Teeswater

Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment Specialist

Status: Full-time
Location: Teeswater
Department: Human Resources

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Director of OHS Environment & Sustainability, this position is our site SME (subject matter expert), leading and further embedding our health, safety & environmental agenda. This role supports the effective management of our corporate health, safety & environmental program, employee education, and H&S policy and procedure implementation. Working very collaboratively with your Operations, Supply Chain, and other department stakeholders to drive safety awareness within your span of influence, you possess the ability to juggle multiple priorities within a fast-paced environment in different locations, managing a high level of detail including Regulations compliance, claims management, and local WSIB administration. You have a safety-first mentality, understand the value of working as part of a team, and enjoy the challenge of a high-demand role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide site Health & Safety leadership
  • Attend and support site Joint Health and Safety Committees
  • Assist in the upkeep of the Occupational Health, Safety & Environmental compliance management system.
  • Coordinate and participate in internal and external health, safety & environmental audits and inspections.
  • Attend with Ministry of Labour on site audits; follow up to completion on any issued Orders
  • Coordinate site return to work programs
  • Help coordinate environmental affairs: Environmental ApprovalsMonitoring and Reporting (NPRI, Reg 127, etc.), Hazardous Materials Management (waste material disposal), Waste Management (3Rs), and Sanitary & Storm Sewer Discharge (including wastewater treatment)
  • Track all health, safety & environmental training programs, training on most
  • Report on accidents, providing meaningful analysis to assist in continuously improve the workplace, health, safety and loss control
  • Investigate and develop corrective actions for cases of accidents and non-conformances (e.g. environmental spills, dangerous circumstances, etc.)
  • Work with construction contractors to increase safety awareness and improve safety practices by: monitoring and inspecting sites to ensure HSE compliance; assisting in and ensuring proper investigation and reporting of incidents and accidents; and conducting in-house training sessions on site (e.g. orientations, hazard assessments, shop talks, etc.)
  • Maintain the health, safety & environmental bulletin boards

Qualifications:

  • Health & Safety University Degree
  • 2-3 years of experience as a Health, Safety and Environment Coordinator or equivalent
  • Solid working knowledge of health, safety & environmental regulations and related principles and practices
  • Experience conducting adult training considered an asset
  • Detail oriented with excellent organization skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Effective change management and influencing skills
  • Ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality and sensitive information
  • Proficient in Microsoft office (Power Point, Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to establish priorities and meet firm deadlines

Working Environment:

Primarily sedentary in nature with regular interruptions and deadlines. Frequent business travel to other facilities.

Physical Demands:

Sitting, walking and keyboarding for a considerable length of time.

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Maintenance Manager

Location: Guelph

Maintenance Manager

Status: Full-time
Location: Guelph
Department: Maintenance

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the scope of this position involves the responsibility of safe and efficient operation and repair of all plant equipment, as well as the maintenance of plant equipment and plant infrastructure. This position is responsible for leading and supporting the maintenance staff with a special focus on continuously improving processes and efficiencies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to safely maintain all mechanical and electrical systems, all machinery and refrigeration systems
  • Provide leadership to the Maintenance Supervisor, Skilled Trades employees, and programs to support the efficient operations of the two facilities
  • Direct and lead the Maintenance team in scheduling, preventative maintenance and repair of all production equipment within the plants
  • Work planning and coordination of all skilled trades within the plant on a 24/7 basis (this includes Operating Engineers, Millwrights and Electricians)
  • Monitor, support and maintain the Quality, Food Safety and SQF systems
  • Food Safety & Quality responsibility as outlined in SOPs and other training materials provided and accurate record keeping
  • Oversee Capital Projects as assigned by the Operations Manager & provide technical expertise and support to our Corporate Engineering Team.
  • Oversee the safe and efficient operation of all utilities (Steam Boilers, Refrigeration, Cooling Tower, Air Compressors, HVAC, etc.) within the plants, working with the Chief Operating Engineer and Operating Engineers who are responsible for maintaining on a daily basis.
  • Coordinate with all outside contractors and ensure that work is completed in a safe manner that complies with all necessary manufacturing codes, regulations and standards i.e. H&SE, GMPs, HACCP, WHMIS, MSDS
  • Communicate daily maintenance activity to all supervisors
  • Participate as an active member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee
  • Improve and maintain existing preventative maintenance systems
  • Identify opportunities and make recommendations to continuously improve maintenance operations and efficiencies
  • Assist senior management with establishing and implementing operating and capital budgets; ensure maintenance operates within budget parameters
  • Train and develop maintenance staff using continuous improvement methods
  • Ensure that required parts are ordered, organized, and stocked
  • Attend prescribed courses and training as required
  • Other projects as assigned by management

Qualifications:

  • Educational background in mechanical or engineering technology (diploma or degree), coupled with a Millwright and/or Electrician license (or equivalent) is considered an asset.
  • Minimum of five(5) years’ experience leading in a related position within the food/ beverage industry
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in a unionized facility an asset
  • Solid troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, including PLC programming and preventative maintenance computerized programs
  • Progressive approach to maintenance and process improvement driven
  • Computer skills – experience with MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.) Ability to prioritize, plan and schedule work effectively with a production team in a fast paced and values driven environment

Working Environment:

Physical Demands:

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Maintenance Technician - Millwright

Location: Teeswater

Maintenance Technician - Millwright

Status: Full time - Shift Details: 12 hour rotating continental
Location: Teeswater
Department: Maintenance

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Manager, Operations, the Maintenance Technician – Millwright is responsible for the preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of all equipment and machinery at the Teeswater facility including refrigeration, waste water systems, steam boiler, building maintenance and other duties as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operation and maintenance of all refrigeration/boiler/HVAC equipment
  • Maintain/monitor/check all equipment
  • Participate in plant equipment repairs/installations
  • Interface with necessary contractual and inspection departments for adherence to regulatory and company requirements
  • Maintain all records to ensure regulatory and company compliance
  • Troubleshoot breakdowns relating to all boiler, refrigeration and HVAC issues
  • Ensure all work performed complies with governing practices, codes and regulations
  • Operation of all equipment in a safe and efficient manner as well as participation in plant efficiency initiatives
  • Food Safety & Quality responsibility as outlined in SOPs & other training materials provided and accurate record keeping
  • Attend prescribed courses and training as required

Qualifications:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid certificate as an Industrial Mechanic Millwright 433A (preference will be given to those holding multiple tickets)
  • Minimum 3 years maintenance experience within the food industry, preferably in dairy
  • Knowledge of GMPs, including excellent sanitary habits and possess knowledge of HACCP
  • Strong preventative maintenance and troubleshooting ability
  • Solid knowledge of high speed filling and packaging lines and PLCs
  • Familiar with continuous improvement processes and methodologies considered an asset
  • Knowledge of fuel systems, waste water treatment, air compressors and refrigeration systems
  • Good communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Must be flexible in terms of shift work and perform other duties as required
  • Physically capable of performing the demands of the job
  • Computer skills would be an asset

Working Environment:

Regular exposure to long duration of driving and frequent interruptions. Occasional exposure to dust and extreme temperatures. Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place at all facilities. For safety, all employees and visitors will continue to be required to wear a company-provided mask in all manufacturing and distribution areas at Gay Lea Foods.

Physical Demands:

Standing and walking for considerable length of time Moderate lifting of materials up to maximum 25kgs

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Production Supervisor

Location: Teeswater

Production Supervisor

Status: Full time
Location: Teeswater
Department: Operations

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Production Manager, the scope of the Production Supervisor involves leading your production team to achieve standards related to cost, line efficiencies, waste, safety, and productivity.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the production staff, including planning workload and staffing schedules
  • Communicate with planning for effective and efficient scheduling of production
  • Participate in various employee relations matters, such as hiring, training and disciplinary processes
  • Monitor and maintain inventory of packaging, labels and raw ingredients
  • Generate daily operating reports, as well as weekly production map
  • Ensure line efficiencies and maintain product quality
  • Ensure and maintain quality and safety standards within the plant
  • Train operators on all changes in the Food Safety & Quality system as communicated by Management and QA
  • Interact with maintenance and other supervisory staff or management regarding any production issues
  • Complete documentation of GMPs, H&S and HACCP related items
  • Food Safety & Quality responsibility as outlined in SOPs & other training materials provided and accurate record keeping
  • Attend prescribed courses/training
  • Other duties as assigned by Management

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years' post secondary education, Degree in Food Science preferred
  • At least 3 years' supervisory experience in a HACCP regulated dairy, food or beverage processing environment
  • Solid knowledge of GMPs, including excellent sanitary habits and a strong understanding of HACCP and MSS as it applies to a food manufacturing environment
  • Familiar with total quality management and continuous improvement processes
  • Good decision-making and problem-solving capabilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
  • Mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting ability
  • Proficient computer abilities using Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task
  • Physically capable of performing the demands of the job
  • Must be punctual and diligent
  • Computer skills and experience working with automated machinery

Working Environment:

Regular exposure to noise, humidity and dry conditions. Continuous exposure to hazardous machines and frequent interruptions. Occasional exposure to dust and extreme temperatures. Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place at all facilities. For safety, all employees and visitors will continue to be required to wear a company-provided mask in all manufacturing and distribution areas at Gay Lea Foods.

Physical Demands:

Standing and walking for an extended length of time. Sitting, climbing stairs and working in awkward positions at moderate lengths of time.

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How To Apply

Gay Lea Foods is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in our workplace. Reasonable accommodation is available upon request throughout our recruitment and selection process.
  1. Application

    Submit resume and cover letter to jobs@gayleafoods.com Be sure to list job title in the subject line.
  2. Selection

    Applicants’ education, experience, and skills will be reviewed. Those who best meet our position needs will be contacted for an initial phone screen.
  3. Interview

    Applicants may be invited to one or more interviews. Questions asked are designed to assess an individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, and fit within the organisation.
Successful applicants will be extended an offer upon the satisfactory completion of professional references. Then, our onboarding begins!
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