BASF Seed Treating and Packaging Supervisor in Lethbridge, Alberta

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Where the Chemistry Happens…

The Seed Treating & Packaging Supervisor is directly accountable to the Treating Plant Manager of the Lethbridge Seed Processing Facility for supervising and organizing the activities of the Treating & Packaging Team Leads and their seasonal Teams in the processing (treating and packaging) of hybrid canola seed for the market.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • 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 Treating Plant Manager of recommended actions

  • Oversee all treating and packaging processing activities in the facility, utilizing Process Team Leads on the various shifts. Ensure that production goals are met and all activities are completed as established protocols mandate to ensure that all treated seed lots meet both internal and external standards

  • Provide coaching and support to the Process Team Leads and provide feedback on performance to the Treating Plant Manager

  • Monitor the progress of all treating and packaging production processes to make sure that they stay on schedule and develop plans in case problems arise

  • Assist in the maintenance and management of the facility’s Health and Safety program consistent with company and legislative requirements

  • Remain current to the latest Treating schedules as published by the Planning Manager – Treated Seed and with guidance from the Treating Plant Manager, develop shift schedules and crewing plans in order to execute to schedule needs

  • Work closely with the Reliability Supervisor in utilizing Work Order management technology to assist in maintaining all equipment in Treating & Packaging to meet scheduling requirements

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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.

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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

  • 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

We welcome and encourage applications from all persons. BASF has a robust policy of accommodating employees who are able to perform the essential duties of the job upon accommodation. In particular, applicants with disabilities are entitled to a recruitment process and accessible materials.

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: N-APN/P-Regional Operations-60000310

Title: Seed Treating and Packaging Supervisor

Location: CAN-AB-Lethbridge

Requisition ID: 1802809