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Title:  Production Supervisor Blending & Grease

Date:  Nov 23, 2021

Mississauga, ON, CA, L5J 2Y3

Basic Function

Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc. (PCLI), a HollyFrontier business, located in Mississauga, Ontario is seeking two Production Supervisors. Reporting to the Team Leader Bulk and Blending, you will play a key role in directing the overall bulk and blending operations in a safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. These roles are responsible for leading an automated and efficient high speed blender, bulk loading racks and grease manufacturing facility.

Job Duties

  • Ensure a safe working environment
  • Achieve production, expense and loss control plans and targets
  • Supervise one of the area teams in either the Batch Blending, In-line Blending or Grease Manufacturing areas. It’s expected this role be able to cover off other areas for periods of absence or development
  • Performance management and capability development of direct reports, scheduling and effective administration of the unionized workforce via the collective bargaining agreement
  • Monitor and manage key business and performance measures for their Area Team
  • Responsible for TLM (Total Loss Management) leadership within the Area Team
  • Safety and environmental performance of all Lubeplex activities
  • Special assignments or tasks assigned to the employee by their manager, as determined from time to time


  • Minimum of three years of experience in a production environment (operations, maintenance, and/or technical)
  • Supervisory experience is as asset

Education Level

  • Post-secondary education however, a combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Post-secondary degree is an asset

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to direct, motivate and lead team members in a dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver timely and effective results while adhering to budgetary and scheduling constraints
  • Solid computer skills, particularly in in SAP and Microsoft Office Suite (both Word and Excel)
  • Strong multi-tasking, decision making and problem solving skills in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to build constructive relationships and work effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated coaching and facilitation skills
  • Displays integrity, consistency and trustworthiness
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of safety practices
  • Displays commitment to quality and continuous improvement
  • Ability to multi task, set priorities and problem solve processes and equipment
  • Experience in a blending and bulk loading type facility is preferred
  • Knowledge of Process Equipment (pumps, tanks, valves, mixers and piping) is preferred
  • Knowledge of Industrial Engineering Principles (process improvements, continuous improvement and lean manufacturing) is an asset

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibility

  • Responsible for supervising up to 20 unionized employees (a combination of permanent and temporary employees)
  • Actively manage the formulations, manpower allocations, priorities and loading logistics of the area
  • Actively work with other operational leaders and stakeholders to effectively service the grease and lubricants business
  • Learn and understand the technical details of lubricants batch blending. Understand piping networks, contamination, blending logistics and tank storage. Lead the area team in troubleshooting, prioritizing and continuous improvement
  • Learn and understand continuous inline blending for lubricants.   Understand a Distributed Control System, the associated distribution network, storage tanks and bulk loading racks. Lead the area team in trouble shooting, optimizing and continuously improve
  • Learn and understand the physical and chemical details of a grease making and finishing process. (The grease process involves a high temperature and pressure reaction). Understand the support infrastructure, heating system, the associated distribution system and packaging. Be able to trouble shoot and continuously improve the

Work Conditions

  • Office in the working area of the manufacturing facility.  Personal protective equipment while on the manufacturing floor

Physical Requirements

Our One HFC Culture:

Our one HFC Culture focuses on four key values of safety, integrity, teamwork and ownership.  They influence our decisions, shape our behaviors and keep us connected across the entire organization.  Safety is first.  We care about our people and work tirelessly to make sure they return home safely, every day.  Everything we do is done with integrity.  We encourage growth and exciting possibilities by championing a culture of teamwork and ownership.

About HollyFrontier Corporation

HollyFrontier Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer that produces high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other specialty products. HollyFrontier owns and operates refineries located in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Utah and markets its refined products principally in the Southwest U.S., the Rocky Mountains extending into the Pacific Northwest and in other neighboring Plains states. In addition, HollyFrontier produces base oils and other specialized lubricants in the U.S., Canada and Netherlands, and exports products to more than 80 countries. HollyFrontier also owns a 57% limited partner interest and a non-economic general partner interest in Holly Energy Partners, L.P., a master limited partnership that provides petroleum product and crude oil transportation, terminal line, storage and throughput services to the petroleum industry, including HollyFrontier Corporation subsidiaries.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HollyFrontier Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other prohibited ground of discrimination.

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