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 www.lafarge.ca/en/careers .
The Plant Operator at our Stratford Wash Plant site, performs a combination of tasks ranging from housekeeping activities, operation of fixed and mobile equipment used in the production of aggregates as well as routine maintenance and repairs as directed.
Maintenance and Operations
Work in a team environment with other co-workers, supervisors and managers. Complete cleanup assignments using a skid steer and/or hand-held tools; working safely around moving and/or rotating equipment while using the required personal protective safety equipment. Perform pre-operational checks and operate assigned mobile equipment as trained and directed. Complete scheduled maintenance inspections and lubrication of plant equipment using the appropriate job plans, procedures and manuals. Assist in repairing broken or malfunctioning equipment. Run crushing, screening and wash plant as trained and directed.
Assist with plant repairs as needed. Keep Supervisor informed of any problems affecting assigned work. Be aware of environmentally sensitive areas and be alert to correct environmental problems that may develop in the assigned work area. Specific job duties will often vary from day to day depending on business needs.
Health and Safety
Comply with OHSA and all of its applicable regulations. Wear all Personal Protective equipment as prescribed. Strict compliance with Lafarge Canada safety rules, policies and procedures. Report all incidents and near misses. Report all safety hazards. Follow Lockout/Tag out procedures. Emergency response plan awareness. Be willing to work rotating shifts, overtime and weekends when required. Good written and oral communication skills. Dependability – follow instructions and respond to supervisor direction.
Experience in construction, mining or operating heavy machinery is preferred but not required.
Basic welding and fitting is preferred but not required.
Minimum Ontario high school diploma (OSSD) or equivalent.
Be willing to work rotating shifts, overtime and weekends when required.
Good written and oral communication skills.
Dependability – follow instructions and respond to supervisor direction.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
Working outdoors and varied temperatures and weather conditions.
Working indoors in varied conditions (ie. hot, noisy, dusty).
Working rotating shifts, overtime and weekends when required.
Effortless mobility through all areas of the plant.
Working at heights.
Physical abilities to perform duties.
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.