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Plant Supervisor

Full Time + Cambridge, Ontario

About Dare Foods Limited

Dare Foods Limited is a private, family owned portfolio of brands established in 1892. The Dare “Made Better” promise guides everything we do and comes to life through our portfolio of consumer-loved brands including Bear Paws, Breton, REALFRUIT, Boulangerie Grissol, and Whippet (to name just a few). Our head office is in Cambridge Ontario. We have been located in the Kitchener area since the family’s original store opened in 1892.

About the job

Plant Supervisor – Cambridge
We are offering a fast paced, career elevating opportunity at our new highly automated state-of-the-art baking facility in Cambridge, Ontario. The expectation for every employee of this unique and flexible facility is to work cooperatively as part of the team to produce safe, high quality food products, efficiently and effectively.

The successful candidate must be prepared to work flexible shifts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, coaching and technical support to a group of 10 – 15 Technical Operators, Maintenance Personnel and Sanitation Crew Members
  • Participate in the commissioning and start-up of a new production line
  • Actively participate in JHSC meetings including daily/weekly and monthly safety audits
  • Lead daily Production Meetings and coordinate shift to shift communication sessions
  • Drive Continuous Improvement in Cost (Attainment and Waste), Quality and Health & Safety
  • Develop and engage team members, through training and growth opportunities
  • Report daily activities through clear, concise production reports to both Plant Lead and Maintenance Lead
  • Responsible for material inventory control, allocating material and meeting production deadlines
  • Participate in Quality Audits and coordinate the completion of outstanding action items
  • Issue and reconcile maintenance work orders, ensuring tasks are completed safely and efficiently

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • College or Bachelor degree in Food Science Technology/Engineering or related field
  • 3 – 5 years relevant working experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably food manufacturing or consumer packaged goods
  • Broad range of experience with Operational Systems
  • Strong technical writing skills, with experience developing Quality and Health & Safety Systems/Programs
  • Knowledge of the principles of Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing would be considered an asset
  • A history of meeting and exceeding challenging performance goals; a desire to “win”
  • Ability to perform tasks effectively both individually and as a member of a team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience in developing a “team first” culture

We offer career elevating opportunities and a competitive salary and benefits package.
If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply in writing by November 20, 2021 quoting the appropriate position title to: hrresumes@darefoods.com (.txt, .doc or .pdf formats).

Thank you for your interest in Dare Foods Ltd. and the opportunity to review your resume, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No follow up inquiries or agencies at this time please.

Dare Foods Limited is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. Dare Foods Ltd. will provide accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation..