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Plant Superintendent

companyLafarge
locationWoodstock, ON, Canada
PublishedPublished: Published 2 months ago
ExpiresExpires: Expiring in 1 month
Supervisor
Shift Work
2 - 5 years

WHO IS LAFARGE?
As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Lafarge is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of our strategy, we are becoming a net-zero company, with our people and communities at the heart of our success. We are driving circular construction as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. It’s all thanks to our 7,000 talented people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.

WHO ARE LAFARGE PEOPLE?
Lafarge people are passionate about finding better ways to build. They embrace innovation and improvement with a pioneering spirit. They work as trusted partners, creating better solutions and experiences for their customers, communities, and colleagues.

Objective

  • To supervise the safe and efficient operation of a concrete batch plant including concrete mixer drivers and plant maintenance to ensure delivery of quality product, timely delivery and customer satisfaction.

Scope:

  • Volume: 20,000 m3
  • Staff: 6 employees
  • Customers: 100+ of varying sizes and sophistication
  • Materials: 1200 MT of truck traffic per day
  • Logistics: Responsible for up to 20 orders per day for quality and on-time delivery
  • Tools: Command Concrete Dispatch software and Concrete Direct GPS system

Responsibilities

Health and Safety:  

  • Demonstrate a commitment to communicating, improving, and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.  
  • Responsible for ensuring safety guideline are followed by employees on a daily basis.
  • Correct safety issues immediately when possible, and offer employees coaching on safe work practices.
  • Ensures all aspects of his/her role are executed in a safe manner.  
  • Responsible for keeping accurate and organized daily safety talks binder.
  • Document near misses and significant coaching events to plant manager along with plant safety issues.
  • Ensure safety documentation is up to date with Safety minutes and tool box talk sheets and communicated to the plant employees and drivers.

Batching:  

  • In a fast paced, customer oriented environment, responsible for scheduling concrete deliveries, providing pricing to customers, ordering raw material as required for production and ensuring accurate batching to produce a quality product to meet the customers' requirement on a daily basis.
  • This role will assist the plant manager in his/her daily plant operation duties by managing resources needed and batch quality concrete.  
  • In this role, you will also be asked to supervise a group of drivers and help coordinate the truck loading process, batch the appropriate concrete, and coordinate plant maintenance.  
  • Safety is the number one priority and, as such, you will need to supervise safe working procedures and follow group policies.

HR/Coaching & Mentoring:  

  • Report to the Manager regarding situations that require disciplinary actions.  
  • Foster an effective environment for employee relations.  
  • Ensure employees have a daily job list and inform them of any irregular work hours. 

Environment:  

  • Demonstrate a commitment to meet/exceed environmental compliance.  
  • Have an understanding of the procedures for environmental issues such as spills, dust control, truck idling, etc. are outlined in the EMS manual. Ensure spill containment is on hand at all times.

Reporting:

  • Maintain an accurate account of the volume sold, rejected and resold on a daily basis. Submit reports on time to area administer.
  • Submit Quality Control report on a monthly basis to Quality Control Manager.
  • Ensure all COD money is collected before concrete is sold, unless otherwise directed from manager.
  • Keep an accurate account of COD sales. Maintain a COD log of quotes supplied with contact numbers.
  • Keep an accurate account of fuel usage.  Ensure all invoices are approved by the Plant Manager.  
  • Promote and ensure full usage driver tablets for electronic tickets, safety documentation, pre-trip inspections and ordering through our proprietary Concrete Direct system.
  • Ensure mechanic is receiving all inspection reports from drivers. Document issues with drivers.

Sales:  

  • Communicate opportunities and threats to Plant Manager and Sales Representative. Communicate customer issues with plant manager and/or appropriate Lafarge employee. Ensure all COD calls are followed up on and strive to up sell all COD’s towards a VAP product. 

Transportation & Logistics:  

  • Responsible for supervision of Ready Mix drivers on a daily basis.
  • Responsible for concrete batch operations.  
  • Directs the activities of drivers while in the plant yard and through radio communications while on the job sites.  
  • This position requires a thorough understanding of the concrete manufacturing process.
  • Work with mechanic to ensure efficient scheduling for routine maintenance on the plant and loader.
  • Schedule jobs to ensure best use of fleet. Schedule deliveries throughout the day to maximize truck turns per day when possible.
  • Effectively utilizes Lafarge’s maintenance programs to maximize plant up-time and manage costs.  

Administration:  

  • Manage inventory of materials and products through interface with Command and SAP. Performs, at minimum, one physical inventory counts each month.
  • Orders materials for concrete components and supplies for resale. Assist plant manager with various administrative works in the office.
  • When plant manager is absent from the office inform he/she of any important information that arrived during their absence.
  • Ensure all payrolls are accurate and prepared for the manager’s sign off in a timely manner. 

Operations Analysis and Action Tracking:  

  • Effectively utilizes KPIs, Performance Efficiency Reviews, financial statements and operational reports to track performance, establish effective action plans and continuously improve the operations.  
  • Track and make adjustments to limit voided concrete.
  • Seek help when necessary.
  • Goal is less than 1% voided meters.
  • Limit call in no loads, top ups, and deadheads.
  • Maximize turns per day / per truck.
  • Ensure a full understanding of the batch computer and regularly verify batching tolerances. 

Plant Image:  

  • Maintains the plant in accordance with standard guidelines for plant image.  
  • Plant image includes housekeeping, parts storage, vehicles and equipment condition (cleanliness and appearance), entrance & property, and buildings.  
  • Ensure all policies regarding day to day operations are followed.  
  • Monitor concrete wash out is clean and drivers are held accountable for following set procedure.  
  • Ensure that returned concrete is poured into block moulds and that block making area is keep clean.
  • Ensure block moulds are stripped and reset each morning.  
  • Maintain a clean and organised work space.
  • Areas that customers/employees have accesses to must not contain any sensitive information.  
  • Ensure general cleanliness of plant is upheld.
  • PPE for employees/guests should be on hand and in good order at all times.
  • Safety equipment must remain accessible and in good order at all times 

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Safety performance objective is “Zero”, manage safe and healthy work practices of all staff
  • Responsible to achieve targeted KPI’s i.e. safety, service, volume delivered
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Utilization of best practices and operational management tools
  • Build strong employee morale
  • Implementation and adherence of Company policies, including environmental excellence, compliance with governmental regulations and record keeping
  • Development of operational personnel
  • Optimize productivity, and maximize labor and equipment utilization


Qualification Profile

  • Minimum 3-5 year’s supervisory experience
  • Experience in the ready mix business preferred
  • Excellent Communication skills – verbal and written
  • Good organization and planning skills
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize and maintain composure in a busy environment
  • Good computer skills (Word, Excel, SAP, Command-Alkon)
  • Self-Motivated
  • Available to work overtime as needed
  • Customer Service oriented
     

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.
 

YOUR LAFARGE EXPERIENCE
At Lafarge, there is endless opportunity for you to play your part. Whether you’re in a technical, managerial, or frontline role, you can shape a career that works for you. With us you’ll have the chance to embrace the passion we share for our planet. You’ll be encouraged to seek out diverse perspectives, share your ideas and build the skills and connections you need to perform at your best. Because it’s only when we work together in a culture where everyone thrives, that we can build the world we all want to live in.

Years of experience

  • 2 - 5 years
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