Production Lead Hand - Full Time

Sunrise Soya Foods
Posted On
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:27


Since 1956, Sunrise Soya Foods has been trusted by generations to produce healthy and delicious soy products. As Canada’s leading tofu manufacturer, we are dedicated in our commitment to putting Goodness First® behind everything that we do. From our products to our workplace, we adhere to our values of: Customer Focus, Honesty and Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Corporate Citizenship.


The Production Lead Hand supports their production team with coordinating their activities and ensuring that all operational work and tasks for their production lines are completed in a safe, effective, and efficient manner. The incumbent is also responsible for operating production machinery, ensuring materials used for production and products made are within quality expectations, reporting daily operations to Production Management Team and relaying company policies and decisions to production workers.

The successful candidate will have impeccable leadership and problem-solving skills to direct the team by effectively communicating and motivating team members.  


  • Conducts startup checks and routine inspections to ensure machinery is operable and ready for the safe production of food
  • Understands all aspects of the SOP’s, including ingredient preparation, proper production methods and quality standards
  • Ensures all equipment are operating in a smooth and efficient manner
  • Reviews daily production schedule, labor schedule and bean-loading plan
  • Performs general preventative maintenance and minor repairs such as replacing sealing plates or gaskets
  • Ensures safety features are in place during production
  • Ensures that all equipment is properly sanitized as GMP requires before production starts
  • Conducts pre-startup and post-operation checks with QA and Maintenance staff
  • Promotes, complies and adheres to SQF, OHS and GMP standards, requirements and practices
  • Participates in daily bean loading with production workers
  • Establishes and promotes a positive team-oriented work environment emphasizing employee involvement, pro-active communication, inter-departmental cooperation, and continual improvement on all levels
  • Ensures that members of the team are trained in all production and quality procedures
  • Identifies and implements efficiency performance indicators to improve the performance of all members of the team
  • Other duties as assigned by the Production Management team


  • High school diploma or equivalent qualification
  • Courses in Operations Management, Supervision, Leadership or related an asset
  • Minimum 3 + years production experience
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to identify and resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Effective organizational, prioritization and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills in English (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationship with management and employees
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and supervisory skills


  • Work is mainly performed in the production plant
  • Permanent Full-Time position
  • Shift rotation (AM and PM) and flexible work hours to meet Production requirements


Please email, mail, or fax your resume/CV to:

Sunrise Soya Foods

 Attn: Human Resources Dept.

 729 Powell Street

 Vancouver, BC

 V6A 1H5


 Fax: 604-254 2828


Thank you for your interest in Sunrise! We appreciate your application, however, due to the high volume of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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