Production Line Manager

by Ontario Plants Propagation Ltd

Position Type: Full-time
Location: Shedden, ON
Date Posted: May 24, 2024
Experience: 3 Years
Ontario Plants Propagation Ltd

Job Description

Production Line Manager

Full time permanent position
St. Thomas, Ontario (Talbotville rural location)


Operations Manager

The Company
At Ontario Plants Propagation Limited, our vision is to be North America’s premier supplier of greenhouse vegetable transplants. In order to help us accomplish this goal, we need to hire a motivated, passionate person that will support our workforce and facilities. With that in mind, we are looking for a high-energy, hands on, Production Line Supervisor to oversee all aspects associated with the greenhouse production lines.

Job Description/Responsibilities
  1. Production Lines Oversight
  • Responsible for the oversight of line operators, Team leads and their production teams.
  • Manage the preparation, scheduling and production of customer orders on the seeding lines, organic line, Elle pot, selecting and block lines and machine spacing
  • Ensure quality assurance procedures are followed, and any defects are addressed and recorded
  • Collaborate with the maintenance department to schedule preventative maintenance and address repairs as required.
  • Develop, implement, and report on key performance indicators for each production line and machine spacing.
  • Examine performance data and reports (e.?g.?, daily/weekly line reports) to evaluate the line activities of the company and take corrective actions where appropriate to maximize performance and minimize losses and deviations.
  • Apply principles of LEAN, Continuous Improvement and other tools to improve productivity and lower operating costs
  • Provide project management for production improvement projects
  • Ensure that goals and objectives are met and that corrective action is taken when necessary.

2. Resource Management
  • Ensure on time posting of production workorders & the timely completion of floor plans.
  • Collaborate with other department leaders to gather input for production scheduling & Coordinate labour planning for the lines with the workforce planner.
  • Create and execute standard operating procedures.

3.  Team Leadership
  • Provide leadership for employee relations through effective communication and coaching
  • Recruit, Promote, Supervise, train, and develop a crew of Line operators & Team leads.
  • Conduct annual reviews and coaching activities to ensure performance meets established standards.
4. Quality Control
  • Establish and enforce quality control standards throughout the production process
  • Conduct regular inspections and audits to identify areas for improvement

5. Collaboration and Communication
  • Demonstrate positive leadership and establish and demonstrate a strong business ethic in relationships with employees & suppliers
  • Ensure effective and efficient communication between all departments

6. Regulatory Compliance
  • Ensure that all reporting employees adhere to company policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all company Bio-security and Hygiene protocols are followed and enforced.
  • Instruct and enforce safety management programs, training and processes for Greenhouse and Warehouse staff.

7. Safety Compliance
  • Foster a safe work environment by promoting adherence to safety protocols, compliance with occupational health and safety regulations, conducting regular safety inspections, and implementing corrective actions to mitigate hazards.

*Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge / Abilities
  • Ability to interpret and act upon complex instructions.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong written and verbal skills to communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Advanced quantitative and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent planning and resource allocation skills.
  • Proven leadership abilities.
  • Project Management Skills
  • Manual dexterity

Minimum requirements
  • 3-5 years of direct experience working in a production leadership role.
  • Experience and knowledge working with Robotics in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in the greenhouse industry, an asset but not required.
  • Experience using Lean Six Sigma and continues improvement tools to drive purposeful results
  • Familiarity with OHSA and safety regulations
  • Experience with leading continues improvement projects

Physical Location/Working Conditions
  • Greenhouse environment in rural area.
  • 30-60 hours per week
  • Able to work long hours including Saturdays, Sunday, and holidays when required.
  • Start times vary significantly during busy times, flexibility is a must.


How to apply:

Submit your Cover letter and Resume.
Mail: 38024 John Wise Line, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 3T2
Subject title: Production Line Manager
Fax: 519 637 2449
Ontario Plants Propagation Ltd
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