Production Lead Hand in Richmond Hill at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 10/11/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


ON Richmond Hill

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Production Lead Hand

Job Description:

Position Summary: Reporting to the Production Team Leader, the Production Lead Hand will be responsible for ensuring production team is actively engaged to meet daily customer demand and production schedule.  The Production Lead hand provides effective training to all new and existing employees and ensures safety and quality standards are maintained at all times.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with Production Team Leader to manage and prioritize staffing assignments to ensure customer demand and production schedule are met.
  • Execute and coordinate employee training to ensure that production procedures are followed and meet all GMP and safety requirements.
  • Arrange for and train temporary and permanent staff in performance of tasks for efficient line operations 
  • Report all quality, production and equipment issues Production Team Leader, maintenance and Production Manager in a timely manner.
  • Be responsible for efficient, high quality operation of assigned production lines
  • Assist Production Team Leader to ensure production targets are achieved, including monitoring staffing, waste, productivity
  • Ensure efficient and effective line change-overs
  • Ensure preventative maintenance on equipment and partner with maintenance for equipment trouble-shooting/repair
  • Be responsible for ensuring sanitation standards are adhered to
  • Monitor product quality (including sampling/record-keeping) to ensure products meet required specifications – including immediately addressing issues with QC Technicians, Supervisor, Maintenance staff as required to minimize waste and downtime
  • Accountability for the general operation and efficiencies of production operations.
  • Provide leadership for all aspects of operations including employee health, safety and training, product quality, production effectiveness, cost control and continuous improvement.
  • Ensure company policy and departmental Standard Operating Procedures, forms and work aids are developed, implemented, enforced and reviewed.
  • Identify and lead small capital projects within the department as required by Production Team Leader.
  • Provide direction to staff regarding assigned tasks and performance expectations through the use of clear job descriptions, regular performance conversations, coaching and team meetings.
  • Conduct spot investigations/ audits and regular inspections to ensure all work is performed safely.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with employees.
  • And other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum Grade 12 education
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written communications.
  • Have true sense of ownership and pride in your work
  • Ability to multi-task and manage deadlines in a timely manner
  • Experience in food industry is a definite asset
  • Excellent teamwork, inter-personal and leadership skills  
  • Must be able to work flexible hours and days of work
  • Be able to lift, carry, push or pull moderate weights (up to 50kg).

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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