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Production Supervisor

City & State: 

Ancaster, ON, CA, L9G 3L1

L9G 3L1
Job Category:  Bakery Operations
L9G 3L1

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 20 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.

Job Title

  • Production  Supervisor


  • Production

Reporting to

  • Production Manager

Position Purpose                                                           

To manage production line employees and ensure the smooth operation of the production line within food safety and health and safety guidelines.

Key Accountabilities

Effectively manage production employees and ensure smooth operation of the production line.


  • Leadership of the production floor
  • Coaching and training of staff
  • Monitoring of plant labour and material efficiencies and daily reporting
  • Reduce waste, downtime and improve productivity
  • Develop a safe workplace by using systems, policies and safety improvements
  • Active  membership in OH&S committee
  • Recruitment and onboarding of new production personnel
  • Ensuring compliance to QA, GMP and food safety disciplines
  • Deep involvement and leadership in continuous improvement initiatives
  • Involvement in R&D projects and formula improvement initiatives
  • Active member of sustainability improvement and energy reduction teams
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned
  • Adhere to all applicable job procedures as outlined in SOP manual
  • Adhere to GMPs and Health and Safety rules as outlined in employee handbook
    • Keep work area clean and clear of hazards
    • Report any unsafe conditions, incidents or injuries to supervisor immediately
    • Use all prescribed personal protective equipment
  • Ensure GMP’s and safe food handling practices are being followed
    • Monitor and enforce GMP compliance by all operators
    • Ensure all work areas are clean and organized and free of spills, water, wood, and debris
    • Complete incident reports for all FM/GMP incidents
    • Follow up with Health, Safety & Security Manager any reports of unusual people or behaviours
  • Perform other duties as required


Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Minimum Grade 12 Education with good oral and written English skills
  • 3-5 years experience supervising workers
  • Food industry background with knowledge of current health & safety legislations would be an asset
  • Good problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to direct people
  • Strong Leadership, interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) with a proven ability to communicate in an ESL work environment
  • Ability to interact with all levels of business.
  • Excellent planning, analytical & organizational skills


Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Good oral and written English skills


  • 3-5 years experince supervising workers

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regularly required to climb, stand or walk for extended periods of time
  • Physical demands may also include reaching, bending, lifting (up to a maximum of  50lbs) and performing repetitive actions
  • Use a computer keyboard and monitor


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • ARYZTA Limited is a 24 hour/ 7 day manufacturing operation
  • The temperature of the environment within the production area can range from 58 - 80 degrees farenheit depending on the department 
  • Frozen Warehouse may have temperatures reaching 10.4 farenheit
  • The production areas are often loud, exceeding 85 decibels, due to the machinery that is running; earplugs are required to be worn while in the bakery at all times
  • Depending on postion, some employees may be exposed to dust; dust masks and respirators are available if required

We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.