Welcome To Confederation Freezers - Applying For The Lead Hand (Production) Position

The Production Lead Hand is responsible for ensuring that the production line continues to run effectively and efficiently. The Production Line Leader prepares production reports, oversees workflow, and ensures practices are followed and product quality is maintained.

Position type: Salaried

Environment: Meat Production/Processing

Regular Hours: 8 hours per day. Working hours between 7:30 AM – 12:00 AM. Weekend days may be required. Hours may vary as per workload. Overtime paid as per labour regulations.

Accountabilities and Detailed Activity

Line Management

• Oversee line throughput. This includes setting up the production line, controlling production velocity, minimizing downtime, and tracking and recording production information

• Provide direction to the line workers. This includes controlling labour and break times and assigning line positions

• Ensure production results and targets are being met or exceeded

• Able to communication production needs clearly to production works and liaise with production supervisors/manager

• Assist in the development of production reports

• Efficiency improvement (overtime reduction)

• Reduce reduction in meat on the floor give away and losses

Food Safety & Quality Service

• Contribute and be involved in following Good Manufacturing Practices, Sanitation and Safety Standards

• Oversee employee compliance to GMP and HACCP policies and implement measures when deviations are noted

• Ensures all company guidelines, GMP’s, food safety policies are followed and implemented as assigned

• Oversee product quality standards are met and product cases/pallets are scanned into the system

Leadership & Training

• Train operators on production line equipment and processing methods, development of employees

• Ensure all internal processes and practices are adhered to by line workers. This includes health and safety, GMPs and HACCP

• Directing workers, coaching the team for areas of improvement

• Employee recognition

Timely Line Production Fulfillment

• Monitor the production line(s) to ensure that production goals/tasks are being fulfilled in a timely manner (adhering to time constraints)

• Ensure that product is of the highest quality prior to being packaged/prepared for shipping/delivery

Team Performance

• Monitor the performance of the production workers; support them in areas of improvement and growth

• Ensure production workers feel supported and motivated to accomplish production goals efficiently

• Recognize members of the team who may require further support or training opportunity

• Surpass the set targets, keep goals clear and focused. Encourage team building

Minimum Requirements

Education and/or Professional Designation:

• High school diploma, GED or equivalent combination of experience and education. Food Science or equivalent degree preferred Experience:

• Minimum 1 year of experience in a food production environment • Leading people experience considered an asset

• Meat production/processing environment is an asset

Language Skills:

• Ability to communicate effectively and professionally

• Fluent in English

Technical Skills:

• Computer system: excel, material control

• Good mathematical skills


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