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Lower Mainland Brewery Seeks Operations Supervisor

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Position Summary

The Operations Supervisor duties are to supervise the daily operations of blending/brewing and production of finished Wine and Beer kits to company specifications.

Key Responsibilities

• Organize/Coordinate and lead the daily operations and function to produce required product in accordance to production schedule and within the terms of the collective agreement
• Maintain proper liaisons with other departments (Maintenance, QA, Warehouse, R&D, Planning, Purchasing, Retail Store), to ensure efficient site operation and delivery of finished goods within company specifications
• Maintain/Improve yields from production
• Maintain/Improve production efficiencies
• Ensure accurate inventory control onsite raw materials used in blending
• Assign work schedules to employees
• Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
• Prioritize according to demands and deadlines
• Qualify Suppliers for sundries needed in the operation
• Purchase of department sundries and Supplies
• Equipment operational standards
• Department Safety
• Temporary staffing requirements for day to day and harvest season
• Employee coaching in a union environment
• Establish written policies and procedures for key positions in production
• Assess and identify saving opportunities on waste in the department
• Maintain daily time and attendance records and address issues with Payroll
• Recommendations on capital expenditures
• Manpower allocation and requirements
• Make recommendations on improvement of work flow and ergonomics
• Participate in employee recruitment and discipline
• Provide a safe environment to all employees in the facility.  Chairperson for plant safety committee
• Improvement for logistics and site storage

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Strong operations background, preferably in a manufacturing food and beverage industry
• Minimum of 5 years experience in a supervisory capacity in a union environment
• Highly motivated individual committed to excellence and quality
• Understanding of production equipment operation
• Mechanical aptitude


Post secondary education (Operations Management or similar) or equivalent practical experience is required.

Interested parties should contact:
Barry Wilson, Specialized Recruiter
Apex HR Services
6620 Kitimat Road, Unit 1
Mississauga, ON
L5N 2B8
Tel: (905) 812-0800 ext.221

Written by BCbrews

February 2, 2009 at 10:18 pm

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