Production Supervisor – Waterloo

We are currently recruiting at our Waterloo location for: Production Supervisor – Waterloo

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Production Supervisor provides leadership and supervisory support for all operational shifting (primary shift will be days), ensuring production, quality, safety and food safety standards are met. The Production Supervisor will provide project leadership and follow through for plant based improvement priorities and will work collaboratively within the Waterloo facility to identify and achieve sustained improvement results.

The following represents the general nature of the role and is not meant to be an exhaustive list of priorities:


  • Provide Supervision to an operational team including: training, staffing, performance management and work organization.
  • Provide leadership and encouragement, while continually developing employees in accordance with the needs of the unit.  Create an environment where teamwork and continuous improvement flourish.
  • Accountable for achieving or exceeding daily performance targets.  Will ensure corrective measures are taken where needed and preventative actions are followed.
  • Supervise the quality of our products and the  healthy and safety of the work environment.
  • Manage all production and crew activities to produce results that meet or exceed accepted quality, efficiency and safety standards.
  • Foster a continuous improvement philosophy in all areas of operation.
  • Liaise with other departments on production concerns and maintain strong customer service relationships within and outside the organization.


  • Minimum 5 years Supervisory experience in food production and processing is required, preferably with poultry and coatings experience.
  • Knowledge of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) and Quality Assurance systems.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision (work well in both team and independent settings).
  • Creative organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

About JD Sweid Foods

Founded in 1917, JD SWEID FOODS is one of Canada’s largest poultry and red meat processing companies and is a national supplier of further processed poultry and beef products for the retail and foodservice markets. With approximately 550 employees at operations in Langley BC and Waterloo ON we are working to provide world class customers with high quality products.

Applications will be accepted online and by e-mail.  Although we appreciate the interest expressed by all applicants, only those being considered will be contacted.

JD Sweid is committed to fair and equitable recruiting practices. Accommodations are available for persons with disabilities during all stages of the employment process.

JD Sweid Foods Ltd.
"A Tradition in Taste"
Phone: 1-800-665-4355
JD Sweid Foods Ltd