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As the global leader in innovative and sustainable building materials, we’re committed to shaping a greener, smarter and healthier world. At Lafarge Canada Inc., safety comes first, collaboration matters and diversity is celebrated with people who share our desire to continually make our materials better.
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The Relief Shift Supervisor's prime objective is to provide vacation, training and sickness relief for the current four (4) shift supervisors. While on shift the relief supervisor shall ensure the good functioning of the production process from the raw mix preparation to the cement silos with respect to quality and production objectives, daily planning and plant safety and environment procedures. In addition, he or she will ensure process operators (A and B-Ops) are held accountable for the work standards and performance in order to achieve the Departmental objectives and Plant targets. Shifts are 12 hours in duration and rotate amongst the supervisors to provide supervision to a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year operation.
The incumbent will report directly to the Production Manager. Performance review will be conducted by the Production Manager with input from the other “client” department heads.
As a Relief Shift Supervisor, your responsibilities will include:
While on Shift
Within the framework of the production instructions given by the production coordinators, is in charge of raw mix preparation, grinding, clinker and cement production, cement storage after milling in accordance with Quality Assurance procedures and environment regulations.
Use PPW as a communication/coaching tool. Ensuring information on equipment operation is captured and passed on to all involved parties.
Ensure daily shift running inspections are being performed by b-ops.
Perform daily kiln shell audits, adjusting shell cooling fans as required.
When necessary adapt the production planning.
Coordinate all interventions in case of breakdown.
Supervise the shipping areas on nights and weekends.
Help to supervise the yard when required on overtime or weekends.
Ensure proper use of the equipment in particular to avoid damage.
Ensure high level control (Kiln/Mill Master) is being utilized.
Organizes manpower due to absenteeism and overtime requirements.
Equipment optimization and benchmarking.
Administration of the Collective Agreement.
Participates in development and implementation of safety rules and procedures. Carry out monthly safety meetings and seek to resolve all safety actions raised by the crew.
Carry out daily safety workplace inspections, hazard and field level risk assessments (FLRAs).
Perform annual performance reviews with four shift supervisors.
Facilitate reliability corrections as required in areas of responsibility.
Perform First Aid as required.
While Off Shift:
The relief supervisor is expected to spend at least half (1/2) of the year on shift covering for other supervisors. When not relieving the relief supervisor is expected to carry out the following duties:
Review and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Organize and carry out operator training.
Fill in for the yard supervisor when required.
Be in communication with Procurement to determine raw material requirements.
Support the production department with refractory management during kiln outages.
Act as an equipment start-up champion after annual shutdowns.
Execute production projects.
Carry out first level inspections.
Participate in production department on-call schedule.
Help to facilitate communication between all departments.
Lead safety and housekeeping initiatives.
Remain flexible to meet changing demands of plant operation.
Ensure proper quality and quantity of production of raw mix, clinker and cement under the production coordinator’s instructions.
Guarantee the achievement of the quality objectives of intermediate and finished products.
Manage the activity of his/her crew according to the production priorities and ensure that the safety and environment procedures are met. Suggest improvements with respects to safety at work.
Ensure crews have full coverage when operators are off due to vacation/illness.
Ensure that production equipment is in good working conditions by regular inspections and calls for maintenance interventions.
Propose technical improvements with the view of optimizing the product quality, process efficiency, environmental impact of the production process.
Respects production commitments in terms of volume, deadlines, costs and product compliance.
Ensures a good work atmosphere in the crew. Have routine open communication and dialogue with Process Operators.
Ensures the safety of the people working in the crew and protects the integrity of Plant equipment.
Ensures the compliance with the environmental standards in the crew. Clearly state expectations with employees with regards to housekeeping/environment concerns.
Maximize alternative raw material usage. (FCC/LKD…)
Minimum post-secondary education at a technical college or related subject with minimum 3 to 5 years heavy industry experience.
Good knowledge of all applicable environmental and safety laws and regulations
Cement production or similar continuous process operation
Problem solving methods and tools (Root Cause Failure Analysis, Risk Analysis).
Understanding of cause and effect relationships.
Ability to learn through formal training and work related experiences.
Good knowledge of product quality parameters and of quality control (QC) test.
Ability to conduct sensory inspections of equipment to detect abnormal conditions.
Knowledge of lubrication principles and specificities for each equipment
Knowledge of the principles of main cement manufacturing equipment (FK pump, pulse jet dust collectors, airslides, bucket elevators, belt conveyors, etc.)
Basic knowledge of electricity principles and instrumentation (Energy Isolation, basic troubleshooting skills and general awareness of arc flash and electrical hazards).
Knowledge of the structure of HMI supervision software.
Basic knowledge (how to identify, interpret an alarm or a problem with the alarm).
Process interlocking and startup sequences.
Result driven (reliability, cost)
Accuracy and precision.
Good aptitude for field work.
Ability to interact with plant personnel.
Good interpersonal skills (peers, managers and direct reports).
Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
Ability to take decisions.
Ability to prioritize actions.
Ability to multitask effectively
Demonstrated leadership capabilities.
As part of our dedicated focus on the health and safety of all employees, a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol testing and a criminal record check, may be required.
Lafarge Canada is committed to providing a safe environment for employees, customers, contractors and vendors. As such, in keeping with the requirements of our industry associations, partners, and clients across Canada, Lafarge Canada has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination policy intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As of October 1st, 2021, all new employees joining Lafarge Canada, subject to any requirement to accommodate pursuant to applicable human rights legislation, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
As we are reinventing the way the world builds, we need world-class talent to join our Lafarge Canada team: people who are passionate, driven by curiosity and keen to grow, learn, develop and thrive in our high-performance culture.
Whatever you do, you will make a difference here. Because we know that your passion and curiosity are the natural resources the world needs.
See more opportunities at www.lafarge.ca/careers.
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.