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JBS USA Seafood Production Manager - JBS Ontario in Belleville, Ontario

Seafood Production Manager - JBS Ontario

Department: Plant Operations

Location: Belleville, ON

Seafood Production Manager

With approximately 3,300 employees, JBS Food Canada ULC (-JBS Canada-) is one of Canada's largest beef processors. Consisting of four locations-the main processing facility located in Brooks, Alberta, where approximately 4,200 head of cattle are harvested and processed daily; the Head Office and a case ready plant, both based in Calgary, Alberta; and JBS Ontario, a case ready plant located in Belleville, Ontario. The JBS Canada facility in Brooks has the capacity to produce products ranging from boxed beef primals, ground beef, beef trimmings, beef by-products and hides which are shipped across Canada and worldwide. At the multi-protein Mountain Creek Farms case-ready facility in Calgary, JBS Canada produces value-added products including marinated, portion sized, multi-pack options, kebabs and much more. JBS Ontario in Belleville produces fresh meat and seafood products for leading retailers in Canada.


-In joining the JBS Foods Ontario team, you are making an important choice to participate in a high performance culture where all employees are directly linked to the quality of the customer experience and business results. There are approximately 320 employees at our Belleville facility. This is a team producing retail ready fresh meat and seafood products for our customers. These products include beef, pork, veal, ground beef, fresh sausage, and seafood products. A robust set of values, cultural practices, actions and behaviors, create a safe environment for everyone to contribute and be heard. Working together the right wayis how we engage and inspire each other to innovate and continually create better products, processes, and services for our customers. This creates competitive advantage for our retail food partners, and a strong future for JBS and you!-

The Seafood Production Manager is accountable for the management of Seafood production staff in achieving manufacturing objectives pertaining to Seafood product specifications, yield, quality, efficiency, and safety of all employees. Establishes weekly/monthly production schedules, managing employee issues and ensuring compliance with all standards (production, food safety and employee relations/union relations). Participates in the strategic planning for the SC; working to establish Seafood manufacturing objectives.

You will:

For Seafood operations within the Service Centre, the Seafood Production Manager:

  • Participates in building annual budgets and long range strategic planning for Seafood production operations. Manages operations to meet budget requirements.

  • Is committed to continuously improve manufacturing operations, financial, and process results and efficiencies, while meeting customer expectations and minimizing waste.

  • Facilitates achievement of objectives in terms of product quality, efficiency targets, and customer service.

  • Ensures daily achievement of objectives in terms of product yield and quality, production efficiency targets, and customer service requirements (product appearance, product specifications and volume targets)

  • Plans staffing requirements to meet seafood production needs on a weekly/monthly basis. Communicates these requirements to Seafood Production Supervisors for daily scheduling adjustments.

  • Works with the Shipping department to ensure Receiving and Shipping of raw and finished product is efficient and geared to meeting Customer production and retail requirements.

  • Ensures compliance to Workplace Safety & Health legislation. Ensures workers understand safety requirements, and manages effectively to ensure a safe working environment for all employees. As necessary, conduct accident investigations to determine root causes and corrective action required.

  • Enforces HACCP procedures and displays an ongoing commitment to food safety, including set up requirements. Continually reinforces HACCP and food safety regulations.

  • Receives and acts upon recommendations from Seafood Production Supervisors and production staff on possible improvements concerning operating practices, continuous process improvement opportunities and ways to improve communications on production requirements. Involves plant management on significant decisions as needed.

  • Ensures equipment is operated safely and within product specifications. Oversees and ensures routine maintenance of equipment is completed. Works with the Maintenance team to schedule significant additional maintenance requirements and ensures equipment is operating within expected tolerances.

  • Provides ongoing direction to Seafood Production Supervisors to ensure operations are conducted in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices.

  • Reinforces understanding and compliance with Company Policies, all relevant provincial legislation requirements, and the terms of the Collective Agreement.

  • Administers discipline in line with Company-s requirements; the Company-s discipline policy and the Collective Agreement, including delivering disciplinary messages and conducting disciplinary interviews as needed.

  • The incumbent will present a professional and respectful attitude when dealing with both internal and external contacts and will work towards facilitating a team atmosphere within the Service Centre.

  • Additional duties as assigned

You Have:

  • A combination of education and experience, including a University degree in Food Sciences, Operations Management, Industrial Engineering or similar area of study, accompanied by 5 - 7 years of progressive operating and management experience in a seafood processing/manufacturing environment.

  • Operating and management experience within the seafood food processing sector, preferably in both smoked and fresh seafood manufacturing environments.

  • Familiarization with food safety and productivity requirements of the seafood processing industry. General management experience, including providing leadership on performance management, coaching, employee discipline and improvement, and union/management relations.

  • As a leader, the Seafood Production Manager will present a professional and respectful attitude when dealing with both internal and external contacts and works towards facilitating a team atmosphere in all areas.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to lead a team safely, achieve production objectives and ensure customer satisfaction.

  • Management/supervisory experience, including experience working in unionized environments within the context of Collective Agreements

  • Familiarization with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel

  • Knowledge of applicable legislation and regulations, including WHMIS, Labour Relations, Human Rights, workplace safety, and WCB.

Work Site Environment:

  • Normal office environment for most of each day.

  • Working in a cold working environment on a daily basis, for parts of each day.

  • Exposure to job situations where there is a possibility of injury - on a daily basis for parts of each day

  • Work involves minor physical strain/walking/standing for parts of the day on a daily basis.

Permanent Full time

Exceptional Benefits include:

Competitive Wage | Performance Bonus | Extended Health/Medical Benefit | Group Life & Accidental Death Insurance | Long Term Disability | Vision/Dental Care | Career Growth and Continued Training

Belleville, ON

K8N 5S8

Apply to: www.jbsfoodcanada.ca/careers