Seed Processing Supervisor

Lethbridge, AB

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At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. 


We provide a fulfilling work environment with a strong emphasis on the physical and psychological safety of our employees and the communities we operate in. We are always working to form the best team with an emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion and through lifelong learning and development.  


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We are also thrilled that, for the first time ever in 2023, we have been further recognized by Mediacorp as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Diversity, as well as for Young People. 


We invite you to join our best team on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! 


Working Model: Onsite


Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are looking for a Seed Processing Supervisor to supervise and organize the activities of the Cleaning Team Leads and their Seasonal Teams in the processing (cleaning) of hybrid canola seed for the InVigor market. Day-to-Day during the canola processing season, the incumbent will predominantly supervise a cleaning shift team that rotate through the various cleaning shifts. Utilizing the Work Order system, the Seed Processing Supervisor will ensure equipment and maintenance issues are communicated to Reliability Manager. The incumbent will ensure that published performance information flows to the Planners in a timely fashion and accuracy and integrity are maintained.


Directly accountable to the Clean Seed Process Manager of the Lethbridge Seed Processing Facility, The Seed Processing Supervisor will act as a backup to the Clean Seed Process Manager, Processing Supervisors & Area Coordinators when required.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Supervise all seed cleaning processing activities in the facility by utilizing Process Team Leads and Operators on the various shifts. Have flexibility to develop plans in case problems arise.
  • Monitor the progress of all cleaning production processes to ensure that production goals are met, cleaning schedule is adhered to, and activities are completed as established protocols mandate. 
  • Coordinate the contract and seasonal employees (Operators) in Cleaning, ensuring that they are properly oriented and trained to be able to complete work efficiently adhering to all protocols and standards within the facility.
  • Provide coaching and support to the Process Team Leads and Operators as well as provide feedback on performance to the Cleaning Plant Manager. 
  • Ensure effective training and mentoring is provided to Operators and Team Leads, and that competencies are documented.
  • Work with yard team members to manage seed movement in bin farm and utilize bin space and inventory effectively throughout cleaning and summer season. Ensure all domestic and foreign seed is positioned effectively for blending and treating.
  • Analyze the usage of employees, resources and expense budget to select the best way to meet production goals, consulting with shift Process Team Leads and advising the Cleaning Plant Manager of recommended actions.
  • Assist in the maintenance and management of the facility’s Health and Safety program consistent with company and legislative requirements and provide feedback on performance to the Cleaning Plant Manager.

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. 
  • Forklift Operator License.
  • 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.
  • Ability to use time management effectively. Capability and flexibility to manage a team in a quickly evolving and ever-changing business environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving capability.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you – the whole you – in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry. 


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. We also provide engaging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your role. 

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BASF is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where our employees can be their authentic selves. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, place of origin, ethnic origin, color, religion/creed, sex/pregnancy, marital status, family status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


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