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Production Supervisor (Portage la Prairie, MB, CA)

Simplot Canada (II) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Company. The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


This role is responsible for ensuring that all product produced meets quality standards by continuous monitoring of the finished product on all lines and executing the appropriate processing standards to achieve those quality standards. This role supervises and coordinates on an assigned shift the activities of the facility to meet operational goals, specifically, but not limited to product quality, sanitation, food safety, employee safety along with any other customer or facility requirements. Leadership, delegation, coaching and subordinate development are key ingredients to the success of the Product Quality Supervisor. This role also will assist the Shift Manager manage and coordinate the activities of the facility to meet all other operational goals which includes quality, sanitation, food safety, employee safety along with budgeted volumes and controllables. In addition, the incumbent must closely monitor internal information gathering and communications systems to evaluate performance of the facility and team members.

Key Responsibilities

  • May lead various departmental teams to and participate in cross functional teams for problem solving in a manner that promotes collaboration.
  • Ensure Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans are current, relevant, and executed effectively to prevent unsafe conditions and adulteration of product.   
  • Is responsible for supporting, managing, or implementing Food Safety and Product Quality standards.                                                               
  • Assists in auditing facility for Quality and Production processes.  Provides an assessment of plant capability identifies gaps, works with project teams and functional partners to address gaps found during audits. 
  • Serve as an ongoing resource for all facilities to drive continuous food safety improvement initiatives as well as processing efficiency standards.  
  • Understands Quality Assurance Procedures and importance of, continually drives for process efficiency as well as product quality. 
  • Champions and supports Six Sigma processes and approaches to lean manufacturing.
  • Works in conjunction with management team in monitoring control room activities for the facility. 
  • Ensures that the processing, packaging and analytical equipment is calibrated and functioning properly. 
  • Supervise activities of all staff engaged in the duties of the sanitation processes. 

Typical Education

Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

3+ years related experience and/or training

Other Information

This role supports a 24/7 operation and will be required to work shifts.

Job Requisition ID: 12037 

Travel Required: Less than 10% 

Location(s): FG Plant - Portage la Prairie 

Country: Canada 


** Simplot Canada (II) Limited is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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