GLB Job Posting: Production Supervisor


Great Lakes Brewery (GLB) is a leader in the Ontario Craft Beer industry. As one of Ontario’s oldest independently owned and operated craft breweries, GLB has set the bar exceedingly high with respect to product innovation, customer service and safety practices.

GLB performs with a purpose. Constantly looking to innovate to sustain our people, our community and our business practices. We are looking to bring new ideas into action and are determined to find ways to drive efficiencies, improve processes and achieve the highest level of safety… all while meeting the demands of our customers and consumers to deliver the best products.

This position contributes to the success of GLB by directing the manufacturing front line team to meet customer needs and achieve standards related to cost, operating efficiencies, waste, safety and productivity. This individual must align the team to achieve production performance standards.

Major Tasks, Accountabilities and Key Responsibilities:

  • An understanding and knowledge of TPM processes, equipment and system capability for challenging individual and facility standards
  • Sets and achieves performance standards with regards to safety, line utilization and quality
  • Develops a team to solve day-to-day operational issues and reach short- and long-term performance goals
  • Delivers effective change leadership to drive business changes while minimizing people impact
  • Communicate and collaborate cross-functionally to assist team to solve operational issues
  • Motivates team members to achieve plan goals
  • Tracks key performance indicators/costs, anticipating and correcting trends which would compromise achievement of financial targets
  • Oversees and ensures facility equipment reliability to minimize downtime
  • Builds people capability through effective employee relations, hiring, training, and communication for front-line hourly personnel
  • Ensures compliance with all health & safety regulations
  • Administer policies and procedures
  • This role requires regular presence on the plant floor
  • This role requires lifting 50 lbs. occasionally
  • This role will operate forklift and manufacturing equipment occasionally
  • This role may require off-shift and weekend work
  • This role may require some travel (less than 5%)


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Preferably in engineering, business, operations management, or similar field
  • Understanding of Lean Six Sigma Experience preferred, demonstrated by successful completion of a major improvement project
  • Understanding and knowledgeable in HACCP and WHMIS
  • A minimum of 2 years of manufacturing or operations experience preferred
  • Demonstrated planning and organization skills
  • Demonstrated front-line supervisory skills
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Suite
  • Forklift certified
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Ability to lead a team-based approach to decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a results-oriented, challenging environment
  • Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team building skills
  • Must be have valid drivers licence

Here at GLB we hold ourselves to the highest standards in both our passion for beer, customer service and quality of product. If you feel like you are the right match for this position please send a CV and cover letter to [email protected]. In the subject please note the position that you are applying for.

Great Lakes Brewery is an equal opportunity employer. Each job posting and candidate selection process that GLB undertakes will consider all qualified applicants for employment within the brewery without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected factors. GLB will work with qualified applicants on accessibility accommodations during all levels of our internal recruitment process. Please notify GLB of any accessibility requirements in an email and our team will work alongside you to ensure your needs are met.

Schedule: Full-Time, Salary
Shift: Flexible schedule
Probation period: 3 months upon which a review will take place
Work Location: Great Lakes Brewery – 30 Queen Elizabeth Blvd, Etobicoke ON
Posting Category: Production and Packaging

Please note – Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by Great Lakes Brewery