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Shift Leader - Production

Posting Start Date: Jan 16, 2022

Location: St-Marys, ON, CA

Company: Cascades



Big things are happening at Cascades Containerboard Packaging – St. Marys! If you are looking to grow and elevate your career with a collaborative team environment, fulfilling work, and opportunities for growth and development, then look no further! At Cascades, we believe deeply that our people are our greatest asset, which is why we are excited to have YOU join our growing team of Cascaders!

Why work at Cascades?


  • For strong values that live on and define us. You can feel it in our employees - it's not surprising that they call us Cascaders!
  • To contribute to the innovative initiatives of a responsible company on all fronts. Because we want to do more and more to reduce our environmental footprint and because sustainable development is in our DNA.
  • To benefit from a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, including Group Insurance Plan, Pension Plan, Share Purchase Plan, Clothing Allowances, Etc
  • To continue to learn and grow through our in-house training programs and continuing education allowances.
  • For competitive compensation and profit sharing. You contribute to our success, you are entitled to a share of the profits, twice a year, according to your performance.
  • For all the little extras, like community involvement and sports challenges, recognition programs, and more!

Individual responsibilities


Reporting to the Production Manager, Shift Leader’s will have the following responsibilities:

  • Personally commit and provide strong leadership in health and safety and ensure world class results in safety, quality, waste, OEE, continuous improvement and 5S;
  • Motivate and engage employees, provide coaching and optimize production performance;
  • Help develop and implement operational strategy and effectively optimize resources to maximize achievement of targets;
  • Support employee development and ensure necessary training is received;
  • Coordinate the daily planning of production and manage changes to lineups;
  • Ensure compliance with standardized manufacturing practices and procedures;
  • Maximize synergy and foster collaboration among departments and business units;
  • Serve as resource person within the group to fulfill various requests.

What you’ll bring to the team:


  • You have a safe attitude at all times and ability to promote an engaged safety culture.
  • You are a natural leader who embraces succeeding through others, bottom-up leadership, and building a team.  
  • You have an employee-centric mindset focused on maintain effective and productive working relationships.
  • You are a self-starter, are willing to take initiative, be proactive and propose solutions. You view learning as the foundation of your action plan.
  • You embrace challenges, are open minded and react favorably to changes.
  • You have the ability to prioritize, assess and take measures, in a timely manner, to solve problems;
  • Nice to have - previous supervisory experience and/or knowledge of the corrugated industry

Experiences and strengths


  • Extensive experience in supervision and the manufacturing sector
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing (an asset)
  • Leadership and a collaborative spirit that inspire and engage teams to achieve excellence
  • Ability to solve problems and prioritize daily tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong listening skills to quickly understand needs and issues
  • Ability to act and react quickly while working on a number of files at the same time
  • Leadership to cultivate a culture of OHS accountability
  • Sound judgment and the courage to make the necessary decisions
  • Proficiency in written and spoken French and basic knowledge of English
  • Agility needed to work with various technological tools
  • Knowledge of SAP software or other ERP (an asset)

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Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. It will fairly consider all those qualified for this position. The use of the masculine in our communication refers to both women and men.


About Cascades

Being part of Cascades means revealing the full potential of matter, people and ideas. We are a source of possibilities. Since 1964, we have been offering sustainable, innovative and value-creating solutions in terms of packaging, hygiene and recovery. 

Join 12,000 women and men working in a network of more that 90 business units located in North America and Europe.

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