Shift Manager (Food Processing Industry)

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Protrans Personnel Services Inc
May 25, 2023
Lethbridge, Canada
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  • Lethbridge


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Job Summary (Shift Manager)

Our client has open position for a Shift Manager in Lethbridge area (Alberta). Accountable for motivating employees produce and package quality product in a consistent, timely and cost-effective manner that meet and exceed the quality expectations of our customers.


Relationships and Contacts

This position reports to the Production Manager. The job incumbent will directly supervise unionized and Salary employees.


Major Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Safety, Quality, and Productivity of 2 shifts.
  • Utilize equipment, supplies and personnel to maximize productivity.
  • Meet production output targets including yields and volume.
  • Identify productivity improvements.
  • Provide guidance and supervision to employees to ensure that standard operating procedures are understood and followed.
  • Document and maintain accurate records with respect to employee performance, product quality, daily reconciliation, health and safety, and attendance.
  • Develop, lead and coach employees through effective training and recognition.
  • Foster and maintain a positive labor relations environment by ensuring that all employees are treated with respect, grievances are dealt with in a timely manner, and employee concerns are managed in accordance with the collective agreement.
  • Ensure compliance to Government regulations and Company specifications for HACCP, Sanitation, and Safety.
  • Identify training gaps for employees on shift and act on them, including cross training.
  • Provide vacation coverage for Shift manager and Packaging Supervisor on your shift.
  • Attend daily downtime meetings.
  • Take a process owner role in projects and CI initiatives ensuring floor understanding and sustainability.
  • Daily review with the current supervision of previous shift using statistical process control data.
  • Weekly financial review with Cost Accounting and Production Manager
  • Participate in Safety initiatives.
  • Attend all product reviews and provide feedback to the team on quality.
  • Handle any day-to-day tasks assigned by the Production Manager
  • Lead a daily war room meeting consisting of Shift Supervision, Maintenance, Safety, QA etc.


Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Using or wearing the protective equipment designated by the accident prevention policy.
  • Follow safe work procedures, rules, and policies.
  • Obtain and keep current Standard First Aid Level C CPR & AED certification.
  • Ensuring employees are not performing work with faulty equipment or in violation of safe work practices.
  • Supervising and directing employees when doing hazardous work.
  • Ensuring all protective devises and equipment are properly used and maintained.
  • Ensuring employees are thoroughly familiar with safe work methods for jobs being performed under their supervision and always insisting on their use.
  • Developing a proper perspective among their employees toward accident prevention through training and personal example.
  • Initiating appropriate action promptly to correct any unsafe situation, condition, tool, equipment, process, or practice that they may be aware of. Initiate all follow-up required to ensure completion.
  • Provide first aid and/or arrange for transportation for injured employees to medical aid.
  • Investigating all medical aids, lost time accidents, first aids and near misses. Submission of reports to the Plant Manager, Production Manager and Health and Safety Manager.
  • Training and instructing new, transferred, or loaned employees with respect to Safety Rules and Procedures in their area, including the issuing of personal protective equipment.
  • Ensure that good housekeeping is always maintained.
  • Enforcing awareness of all Accident Prevention Rules in Provincial Health and Safety legislation.
  • Conduction monthly departmental safety meetings.
  • Reporting all accidents or injuries to your supervisor immediately.
  • Conducting monthly departmental safety meetings.


Food Safety Responsibilities

  • Commitment to Quality System Policy
  • Enforce quality and food safety programs within the role.
  • Communication of food safety issues to related department and action within the role.
  • Active participation in food safety, food security, health, sanitation, hygiene and quality program within the role

Qualifications and Abilities

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot problems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage conflict and build teams.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • A proven track record of being pro-active and taking initiative.
  • The flexibility to adapt to a 24-hour, 7-day operation schedule; and
  • Knowledge of HACCP and Health and Safety regulations.
  • Post secondary education in one of the following disciplines: agriculture, food science, business, engineering, or operations management.
  • 1 or more years of production experience in a food processing industry; and
  • 1 or more years supervisory experience.


Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Using or wearing the protective equipment designated by the accident prevention policy.
  • Follow safe work procedures.
  • Reporting immediately to their supervisor any unsafe conditions or acts.
  • Reporting all accidents or injuries to your supervisor immediately.


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand/walk for 8 hours.
  • Ability to squat, bend, kneel, reach, twist, use ladders, climb stairs.
  • Occasional lifting up to 50lb/ 34kg.
  • Occasional carrying up to 50lb/34kg.


Required Training

  • Personal Hygiene
  • WHIMIS and Chemical Training
  • Food Safety


Required Employment Screening & Testing

  • Post employment drug screening
  • Reference check
  • 4 pre-employment assessments
  • Background (criminal) check
  • PDA (physical demands analysis)
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