DuPont Production Shift Supervisor in Ontario, Canada

Production Shift Supervisor (Job Number: 197727W-01)


“Seeking a new and challenging opportunity to further enhance your career? Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ has an exciting opportunity for a Production Shift Supervisor for our Chatham, Canada facility. The Production Shift Supervisor will supervise/lead and coordinate activities of Plant Operations Technicians in one or more production areas. Generally required to be skilled in the activities of workers being supervised and will perform the tasks of workers in the group to maintain production schedule when needed. Monitors daily plant activities and ensure time and quality commitments are met.


Leads and coordinates the activities of Plant Operations Technicians in multiple production, warehouse, & logistics areas on a single shift personally or through team leaders to ensure that the goals are accomplished.

Responsible for tactical planning of assigned areas to ensure the production team has the personnel and resources available to complete the assigned tasks as defined by location or corporate goals.

Creates a culture of employee engagement, trust and talent development through supervising employees to provide coaching, feedback, training and development for those individuals.

Leads and promotes Core Values and advances Core value performance. Leads safety engagement and commitment to zero.

Drives seed quality and productivity improvement efforts in their assigned area. Accountable for achieving KPI’ for delivery, productivity, SHE, Core Values, Quality, Cost and Engagement.

Performance management of employees (Goal setting, performance measurement, recognition, feedback, coaching, counseling, confronting and reward).

Networks with location management on day-to-day location operations, area planning, maintenance, and staffing requirements.

May have responsibility for more than one production area, as well as accountability for employees and processes on multiple shifts.

The Production Supervisor needs to be knowledgeable of the fundamentals of the overall processes supervised.


Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Ag Business/operations management or a related subject matter is preferred.

4-5 years of on-the-job or related operations experience that includes supervisory or leadership experience. Experience may be substituted for formal secondary education. Agriculture operations experience is an asset.


Ability to manage work processes, balance workload, train & motivate employees is key for this role. Specific technical requirements will vary by position but may include any of the following:

Process Improvement Skills:


o Six Sigma and other applicable tools


Computer Skills:

o R/3 systems & reports

o MS Office

o Working knowledge of PLC

Safety Management Skills:

o Process Safety Management

o Construction safety

o Safety programs

o Contractor safety

o Safety reporting procedures including incident investigation

Analytical Skills:

o Budgeting/cost analysis

o Project management/layout

o Capital management

o Labor grid

Seedsmanship Skills:

o Concepts of seed conditioning, treating & bagging

o Basic understanding of genetics

Plant & Field Operations Skills:

o Workflow planning

o Quality/quality testing

o Predictive/preventative maintenance

o Basic mechanical systems/welding

o Knowledge of field equipment

Customer and quality orientation:

o Focus and understanding of quality and the impact of quality on customers and products

Ability and willingness to work in a variety of conditions (field, plant, warehouse – hot, cold, dust, pollen, etc.).

Required to work shifts, weekends and/or holidays during seasonal peaks.

We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and DowAgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.

At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.


Primary Location: NA-Canada-Ontario-Chatham

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Entry Level

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