Production Supervisor

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Job Title: Production Supervisor
Location: Lethbridge, AB, Western Canada, Canada
Company: BASF Canada - We Create Chemistry
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Manufacturing/Production
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description: At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. 

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized as one of Canada's Best 100 Employers in 2021 and was honored as one of Canada’s Safest Employers Award. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future


Production Supervisor


This position is directly accountable to the Seed Processing Manager of the Lethbridge Seed Processing Facility for supervising and organizing the activities of the Seasonal Cleaning Team Leads and their Seasonal Teams in the processing (cleaning) of hybrid canola seed for the InVigor market.


  • Coordinate the contract and seasonal employees (Operators) in Cleaning. Ensure that they are properly oriented and trained to be able to complete work efficiently adhering to all protocols and standards within the facility
  • Analyze the usage of employees, resources and expense budget to select the best way to meet production goals, consult with shift Process Team Leads and advise the Cleaning Plant Manager of recommended actions
  • Supervise all seed cleaning processing activities in the facility by utilizing Process Team Leads and Operators on the various shifts. Ensure that production goals will be met, and that all activities are completed as established protocols mandate.
  • Provide coaching and support to the Process Team Leads and Operators as well as provide feedback on performance to the Cleaning Plant Manager. Ensure effective training and mentoring is provided to Operators and Team Leads, and that competencies are documented.
  • Monitor the progress of all cleaning production processes to make sure that production goals are met, and cleaning schedule is adhered to. Have flexibility to develop plans in case problems arise.
  • Work with yard team members to manage seed movement in bin farm and utilize bin space and inventory effectively throughout cleaning and summer season. Ensure all domestic and foreign seed is positioned effectively for blending and treating. Observation of master bin map, estimations of daily production for a 24hr – 120hr lead time and all outbound seed for shipments for the various destinations.
  • Assist in the maintenance and management of the facility’s Health and Safety program consistent with company and legislative requirements and provide feedback on performance to the Cleaning Plant Manager. Ensure safe operating procedures are always adhered to throughout the Cleaning Department. 
  • Remain current to the latest Cleaning schedules as published by the Logistics Planners. With guidance from the Cleaning Plant Manager, develop shift schedules and crewing plans to execute to schedule needs.Work closely with the Reliability Supervisor in utilizing Work Order management technology to assist in maintaining all equipment in Cleaning to meet scheduling requirements.
  • Education


    Diploma in Certified Engineering Technology, in Business Management, in Journeyman Instrument Technician or equivalent. Education related to seed certification, seed cleaning, seed treating & packaging would also be beneficial Certification as an Operator and Grader by CFIA Forklift Operator License  




    Minimum of 3 years of leadership experience in a production facility Experience with data entry, data management, and data analyzing. SAP software knowledge and Microsoft Office 2010 experience would be an asset 


    Ability to identify root causes of process and employee shortfalls and be capable of developing effective solutions Strong coaching skills relevant to supervising within a team environment including the ability to motivate and coordinate seasonal staff and to ensure the ongoing performance of seed processing activities Ability to work multiple shift schedules and overtime hours to ensure processes are maintained to meet schedules. Some weekend work is required Ability to use time management effectively. Capability and flexibility to manage a team in a quickly evolving and ever changing business environment Excellent problem solving capability 

    Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

    Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

    The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

    BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

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    Job Post Date: 01/13/22
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