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Production Shift Supervisor - Canada  

Dupont Biosciences (company)


Posted on : 09 January 2017

Project Description

Job Description
  • Our company  is currently recruiting for a Production Shift Supervisor.
  • The Production Shift Supervisor will supervise/lead and coordinate activities of Plant Operations Technicians in one or more production areas. 
  • Generally required to be skilled in the activities of workers being supervised and will perform the tasks of workers in the group to maintain production schedule when needed. 
  • Monitors daily plant activities and ensure time and quality commitments are met.

  • Leads and coordinates the activities of Plant Operations Technicians in multiple production, warehouse, & logistics areas on a single shift personally or through team leaders to ensure that the goals are accomplished
  • Responsible for tactical planning of assigned areas to ensure the production team has the personnel and resources available to complete the assigned tasks as defined by location or corporate goals.
  • Creates a culture of employee engagement, trust and talent development through supervising employees to provide coaching, feedback, training and development for those individuals.
  • Leads and promotes Core Values and advances Core value performance. Leads safety engagement and commitment to zero.
  • Drives seed quality and productivity improvement efforts in their assigned area.  
  • Accountable for achieving KPI’ for delivery, productivity, SHE, Core Values, Quality, Cost and Engagement.
  • Performance management of employees (Goal setting, performance measurement, recognition, feedback, coaching, counseling, confronting and reward).
  • Networks with location management on day-to-day location operations, area planning, maintenance, and staffing requirements.
  • May have responsibility for more than one production area, as well as accountability for employees and processes on multiple shifts.
  • The Production Supervisor needs to be knowledgeable of the fundamentals of the overall processes supervised.  

Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Ag Business/operations management or a related subject matter is preferred.
  • 4-5 years of on-the-job or related operations experience that includes supervisory or leadership experience. 
  • Experience may be substituted for formal secondary education. Agriculture operations experience is an asset.

  • Ability to manage work processes, balance workload, train & motivate employees is key for this role.  
  • Specific technical requirements will vary by position but may include any of the following:

Process Improvement Skills:  
  •  Six Sigma and other applicable tools

Computer Skills:  
  •  R/3 systems & reports
  •  MS Office
  •  Working knowledge of PLC

Safety Management Skills:  
  •  Process Safety Managemen
  •  Construction safety
  •  Safety programs
  •  Contractor safety
  •  Safety reporting procedures including incident investigation

Analytical Skills:  
  •  Budgeting/cost analysis
  •  Project management/layout
  •  Capital management
  •  Labor grid

Seedsmanship Skills: 
  •  Concepts of seed conditioning, treating & bagging
  •  Basic understanding of genetics

Plant & Field Operations Skills: 
  •  Workflow planning
  •  Quality/quality testing
  •  Predictive/preventative maintenanc
  •  Basic mechanical systems/welding
  •  Knowledge of field equipment

Customer and quality orientation:
Focus and understanding of quality and the impact of quality on customers and products