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Supervisor, Bakery Canada 1

Location: 

Ancaster, ON, CA, L9G 3L1

L9G 3L1
Shift Type:  Bakery Operations
L9G 3L1

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries 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

  • Sanitation Supervisor

Department

  • Sanitation

Reporting to

  • Sanitation Manager

Position Purpose

This position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Sanitation department and the supervision of a team of people. 

Key Accountabilities

The Sanitation Supervisor must ensure operation meets and exceeds all GMP and cleaning criteria as determined by government bodies, customer requirements and internal standards.

Responsibilities

  • Lead sanitation employees in a multi shift 24 hour bakery production operation
  • Responsible to be highly engaged in Safety culture through active participation in huddles, meetings, audits, and investigations. Actively look for ways to improve safe processes and behaviors aimed at accident prevention
  • Monitor and enforce GMP compliance by all operators
  • Ensure compliance of all employees to weekly / monthly training schedule
  • Create SSOP’s for new equipment
  • Participate in Internal and External Audits
  • Manages employee performance, discipline, and development. Ensures compliance to company policies and procedures
  • Ensure facility meets all municipal and provincial waste water regulations
  • Ensure a safe work environment
  • Ensure the sanitation is trained to handle any potentially hazardous cleaning agents
  • Adherence to the master cleaning schedule
  • Training employees to work based on GMP criteria
  • Dealing with outside contract services
  • Motivating all employees to work cleanly and safely
  • Gaining co-operation from the rest of manufacturing team
  • Providing leadership and performance development to employees
  • Flexibility around shift work is required with availability for overtime hours
  • 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
    • All tools to be cleaned and maintained in good repair. Report any broken, damaged, or missing tools to your supervisor. Do not discard any damaged or broken tools.
    • Follow all GMPs including maintaining personal hygiene, hand washing/sanitizing hands, clean up spills (i.e., ingredients, water, debris and wood)
    • Report any foreign material findings to your supervisor
    • Report all ceiling leaks to your supervisor
    • As part of food security, report any unusual people or behavior to your supervisor
  • Perform all other duties assigned

 

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • A good knowledge of GMP, HACCP and Safety policies
  • Must to be focused, alert, aware, and able to respond quickly
  • Must to be organized and goal oriented
  • Problem solver
  • Ability to direct people
  • Must be dependable
  • Physical requirements include standing, bending, walking, heavy lifting, climbing
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility around shift work is required with availability for overtime hours as needed
  • Proper understanding of WHMIS requirements
  • Knowledge of site’s Fire Evacuation procedure
  • Meet audit, customer, and regulatory requirements for cleaning
  • Must have excellent attendance and work habits

 

Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level

Required

  • Diploma in food science or related discipline
  • 3-5 years supervisor experience in a food manufacturing environment

 

Preferred

  • 3-5 years supervising a sanitation department in a food manufacturing environment

 

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

 

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.

  • Aspire Bakeries is a 24 hour/ 7 day manufacturing operation
  • The temperature of the environment within the production area can range from 58 - 80 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the department  
  • 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 position, 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.