Plant Supervisor

Lafarge North America - Paris, ON (30+ days ago)

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Why work for Lafarge?:
Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions. From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainably constructed building solutions. Lafarge takes personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you. Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Career with us! More information can be found at .

The Plant Supervisor is responsible for the daily activity and performance for their specific operations area and the development, leadership and management of the associated staff. The Plant Supervisor will lead by example supporting alignment with all functional groups, Environment, Land, Manufacturing and Safety to drive communication and consistency. Primary focus is optimizing available reserves and leveraging operational excellence to achieve the highest productivity at the lowest cost of production. Ensures Lafarge is viewed as a valued member of the industry and local communities in which it operates.

Safety Culture: Develop and instill a site level safety culture through consistent engagement with employees and contractors with an objective of “zero” harm; Lead daily huddles to demonstrate commitment to workplace safety; Lead monthly WPI and Safety Meetings; Management representative of JHSC; Ensure front line employee compliance to all applicable local and regional health & safety policies and initiatives, including but not limited to hazard reporting, risk assessment, Working at Heights, Confined Space, Energy Isolation and Hot Work; Assist in the preparation for and participation in periodic health & safety site audits; and assist in the administration of the site Contractor Safety Management program, by completing site orientations, where required, and regularly auditing contractor performance to ensure compliance to applicable local and regional health & safety policies.

Human Resources: Directly responsible for the individual development, motivation and training of all direct reports to maximize their performance; Responsible for the administration of disciplinary measures in a fair and consistent manner to address / correct substandard performance of all direct reports; Assist in the site hiring process; Assist in the administration and management of local collective and hourly working agreements amongst all direct reports; Promote, develop and drive customer focus, operational efficiency and performance management process within frontline teams; Practice active and passive supervision of frontline teams.

Production Management: Implement and track maintenance, production processes and strategies to achieve targeted Operational Performance Indicators (OPI’s). Employ daily communication process with management and Quality to drive group efficiencies, manage inventories and production performance.

Financial Management: Assist in planning, driving and tracking financial performance with local/regional tools, develop, implement and manage annual repair budgets, perform financial analysis to identify cost reduction opportunities. Forecast profitability and production to optimize yield; support supply chain with balancing inventory and sales needs to manage and minimize working capital impact.

Customer Focus: When required assist in the management of all frontline shipping personnel; Coordinate with sales and dispatch personnel to ensure daily customer requirements are met; Management of stockpile inventories; Coordinate with Quality and shipping personnel to address shipping quality issues related to production issues.

Land Management: Responsible for short-term planning and execution of activities in accordance with the Mining Plan; Ensures site level compliance to Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) Ensure that site meets or exceeds all Lafarge and Regulatory guidelines. Implement and management of a sustainable mining plan with detailed stripping, production phasing and rehabilitation forecasts to ensure reserve optimization, while managing community impact.

Environmental Management: Assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of the site Environmental Management System (EMS); Manages daily water taking data to ensure compliance with Permits to Take Water (PTTW) at all respective sites. Assist in preparation for and participate in environmental site audits; and ensure all direct reports comply with operational standards developed to manage activities and mitigate our environmental impact. Ensure that site meets or exceeds all Lafarge and Regulatory guidelines. Implement and manage operational standards to manage activities and mitigate our environmental impact.

Community Relations: Support effective relationships within the community by participating in local activities/events and through partnerships with local associations and the business community.

Relationship with Others:
Reports to Plant Manager
Supervises site production, maintenance, and shipping employees
Works closely with other SW AGG Production Staff, Quality Staff, Area Safety Representatives, Land and Environmental Staff.

Specific Accountabilities:
Safety: Daily Huddles, FLRA’s, HI’s, VPC, Near Miss, Safety Inspections, Safety Meetings, Plant Pride
Land: Dust and Noise control
Labor: Shift Schedules, People Development and Management, Union Agreements
Production: Manufacturing OPI’s, Maintenance management, Daily production sheets & meeting, Primary Crusher report, Blasting, Downtime reports, Maintenance Module
Customer Focus: Shipping & Quality KPI’s, Manage Shipping and Stockpiling staff
Financial: Stay within operational budget
1 MT of Aggregate production & sales
10 Hourly Employees (Union and non-union)
Sites: West Paris, Brantford, and Hagersville

Grade 12 Diploma, College Degree in Engineering or Business would be definite asset.
A minimum of two years Supervisory/Managerial experience working in an Aggregate manufacturing and operations environment (or similar environment) is required.

Lominger Competency

Action oriented
Motivating others
Conflict Management
Priority setting
Problem solving

Why work for us?

Working for Lafarge offers a wide variety of career opportunities that utilize your abilities and skills to contribute to a better world. In addition to local and global developmental opportunities, we provide employees with competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan, a health & wellness program with financial incentives, an extensive global e-learning platform and much more! More information can be found at:

We thank you for your interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Lafarge is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages the applications from women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Lafarge Canada Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. In Ontario, our organization/business is committed to fulfilling our requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.