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Team Leader

  • Full-Time
  • Production

Leclerc, a North American leader in the snack food manufacturing industry, is seeking a strong team leader to join its most recent production plant located in Cornwall, ON and which is due to begin production in the spring of 2019.

Leclerc, a thriving family company, manufactures snack bars, crackers and cookies for distribution to more than thirty countries all over the world. For more than 100 years, Leclerc has successfully balanced innovation, freshness, and good taste, pleasing customers of all ages. For the past decade, Leclerc invests in its Canadian facilities with state-of-the-art production facilities two in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures and one in Hawkesbury. While these three plants are destined for growth in the near future, our success warrants further expansion of our production capacity in Canada. which translates in this strategically located facility in Cornwall, Ontario. Just like Leclerc’s seven existing plants (4 are in USA), this future production site will be high tech and devoted to some of the niche products Leclerc proudly prepares for its clientele.

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Team Leader is responsible for being the leadership resource to team members, providing knowledge, motivation, support and advice. He / She will encourage team effort and supportive attitudes between workers. In addition, the Team Leader is responsible for daily supervision of production activities and ensures that the production team is in compliance with company policies, programs and standards concerning safety, quality, and productivity.
Assist the Production Manager by ensuring that employees follow safe practices, including but not limited to: Lock out Tag out, Proper lifting techniques, PPE; Report all unsafe activities;
Ability to perform basic setup, operation, cleanup, for each line equipment;
Ability to operate multi-function process control machinery (and ERP system) through control panels, computer terminals or other control systems to mix, blend, cook or otherwise process food products, and to bag, box or otherwise package food products;
Maintaining production line operation by solving production process problems, making equipment adjustments, reporting production and quality data, reporting decisions made, referring questions to the production manager;
Responsible for the overall product quality, processing, and packaging requirements and quantity needed for each run;
Oversees the regular review and repair of production equipment to ensure that all lines are operating safely and efficiently;
Provide leadership to others through example and the sharing of knowledge and skill;
Motivate and encourage employees to attain production goals;
Provide on-the-job training to new employees;
Fosters an effective department relationship with Maintenance to ensure common understanding and agreement on priorities and maintenance schedule so as to deliver continuously improving reliability;
Make sure that the team applies all established norms and regulations (HACCP, Leclerc Quality System) and all client requirements to ensure the product and packaging meet expectations.
Communicates any problems or changes in production or quality to supervisor and appropriate personnel Monitors the equipment efficiency;
Demonstrates a production floor presence and visible leadership, ensuring actions continually reinforce performance as a core value;
Support performance on the production floor in matters of Safety, Quality, Continuous Improvement and Productivity;
Create and maintain POKA guides relative to all production operations;
Perform other duties as assigned.
In the event the Production Manager is unavailable (absence, vacation, training, etc.) the Production Team Leader will provide leadership to the team members and ensure that all tasks and duties of the team are being completed; Oversee the quality of work performed by the Production Team Members; Manage staff hours and submit to payroll; Must be willing and able to complete other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or equivalent is required;
Previous manufacturing and/or food production related field experience is preferable;
Knowledge of BRC, SQF, GMP and other food safety standard including HACCP or similar food industry regulations;
Experience using Microsoft Office and other computer based application (I pad, One Note, etc.); Excellent communication and leadership skills; verbal and written;
Demonstrate strong leadership and is detailed oriented;
Ability to work in a fast-paced, challenging, and consistently changing environment;
Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting through root cause problem solving;
Excellent manual dexterity;
Strong physical endurance;
Ability to stand for long periods of time;