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BASF Production Supervisor in Lethbridge, Alberta

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Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

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 fulfilling work environment with a strong emphasis on the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in. We are always working to form the best team with an emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion and through lifelong learning and development.

We are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been proudly recognized as one of Canada's & GTA’s Best 100 Employers in 2022 and for many consecutive years. We have also recently been honored as one of Canada’s Safest Employers in addition to a Bronze winner of the Psychologically Safe Workplace award.

We invite you to join our best team on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Seed Processing Supervisor (2201305)

Where the Chemistry Happens…

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

Leveraging the information available from the Seed Planners and with guidance from the Seed Processing Manager, the Seed Processing Supervisor will establish the Site production schedule and consequent crewing schedule.

Utilizing the Work Order system, the Seed Processing Supervisor will ensure equipment and maintenance issues are communicated to Reliability Supervisor. The Seed Processing Supervisor will ensure that published performance information flows to the Planners in a timely fashion and accuracy and integrity are maintained

The incumbent will work with the Processing Plant Manager to act as a backup position to the other Area Supervisors & Area Coordinators to cover short-term absences.

Day-to-Day during the canola processing season, the incumbent will predominantly lead a cleaning shift team and will also rotate through the various cleaning shifts as required to ensure that key cleaning elements, critical protocols and QMS expectations are in place on all canola cleaning process team

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • 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

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • 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

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. We also provide engaging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your role.

Job: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians

Organization: N-APN/TO-Regional Seeds Supply NA-63021919

Title: Production Supervisor

Location: CAN-AB-Lethbridge

Requisition ID: 2201305