Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor

Lafarge North America - Vancouver, BC (11 months ago)

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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 Maintenance Supervisor will coordinate and supervise mechanical or electrical maintenance activities to achieve the highest level of quality, safety and effectiveness to maximize equipment availability of plant equipment at the lowest optimum sustainable maintenance cost in compliance with H&S as well as environmental rules and regulations. To coordinate and supervise mechanical or electrical maintenance activities to achieve the highest level of quality, safety and effectiveness to maximize equipment availability. This position is based out of our Richmond Cement Plant.

H&S and environment:
Follow the rules and regulations defined by the company as well as the legal ones of his country, support the elaboration of safety standards for their area, control the leakages and follow the environmental rules.
Internal controls providing reasonable assurance of effective and efficient operations, including actions to prevent and detect fraud and protect Company resources.

Maintenance operations:
Supervise the execution of the daily/weekly maintenance repairs; recommend technical improvements for cost reductions.
Administrate work order system by generating notifications, closing work orders and recording data base and trends. Assure the quality of the job of maintenance Mechanics and Electricians in the field. Assure the right storage of lubricants and cleanliness of the warehouse and the maintenance shop, takes care of the inventory levels.
Optimize efficiency or completed work orders, and balance the workload for each week of the year Participate in weekly planning meetings as well as in the major shut-down meeting to coordinate jobs with other departments.
Responsible for the timely response to repair requests. Guarantees the correct and on time execution of work, interpret the results and generates actions based on inspection. Reports any abnormality in the weekly meetings. Monitor job duration, cost and performance of crew and subcontractors working under their responsibility.

Management – Planning & Cost control:
Collaborate with the planning team with the development/optimization of job planning. Follow and report the Maintenance Planning KPIs, maintenance cost compared to budget, third party service cost analysis, unplanned downtime and work order efficiency.
Assist in preparing the annual maintenance budget.

Creates/optimize with own personnel and/or with suppliers innovative techniques and advanced technology procedures to assure the quality of the job and reduce downtime.

People management:
Establish the training program needed for his personnel, schedule available suppliers training based on Frame Contract.

Innovation and continuous improvement:
Coordinates meetings with suppliers to check new/innovative developments or new techniques available to optimize the workload and the equipment. Provide assistance in the mechanical design and execution of plant projects.

Specific Accountabilities:
Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.
Think the business: Strategic alignment; analysis and problem solving; business and financial acumen
Deliver results: Manages execution; customer focus; supports action, change and innovation; leads for performance
Energize people: Communication; engages and inspires; develops employees; cultivates relationships and networks; fosters teamwork and cooperation
Act as a role model: Adapts and learns; establishes trust and confidence
Generates a complete daily and weekly maintenance work schedule and supervision of job quality and execution.
Coordinate with other departments and organize personnel for repairs as well as for big repairs and shutdowns.
Monitor job duration, cost and performance of his/her crew and subcontractors working under his/her responsibility. Monitor and control overtime.
Contribute to minimize the level of equipment failure rate.
Record adjustment measurements / anomalies observed on the equipment during work execution or inspection.
Supervise, train and develop direct reports to achieve department goals in a manner to create employee ownership; create bench strength and succession plans.

Education & Experience:
Journeyman - Mechanical Trade
Minimum of five (5) years' of maintenance experience in an industrial environment, preferably in the cement or heavy manufacturing industry; and at least one (1) year of supervisory experience.

Skill Set:
Ability to work self-directed.
Knowledge of CIF (Cement Industrial Framework), MAC (Maintenance Cement), ACS, PMA CbM (Computer based Monitoring), Project Management Approach (PMA), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), and Cost Basics preferred.
Ability to adjust to changing priorities and propose improvement actions.
Flexibility with working hours.
Ability to manage stress, to provide assistance and to encourage the maintenance team in critical situations.
Computer Skills Microsoft Office, SAP PM (only transactions needed for the role) , CATS.
Good level for written and spoken English.

Pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing and a criminal record check may be required.

Through LafargeHolcim’s 2030 Plan, Lafarge is committed to providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving the environment in and around its operations.

The company has a sixty year history in Canada and works continually to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used in our operations.