City : Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Category : Full Time Utilities
Industry : Mining and Quarrying
Employer : Sherritt
Sherritt is a world leader in the mining and refining of nickel and cobalt – metals essential for the growing adoption of electric vehicles. Sherritt’s Technologies group creates innovative, proprietary solutions for natural resource-based industries around the world to improve environmental performance and increase economic value. Sherritt is also the largest independent energy producer in Cuba.
Across all of our operations, safety is our top priority and we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture. We offer a work environment where team members are truly valued, and have what they need to thrive in their role and make a meaningful impact.
An exciting opportunity exists in our Metals Division in Fort Saskatchewan for a Supervisor, Utilities.
Reporting to the Manager, Utilities, the Supervisor, Utilities Shift will provide front line leadership and direction to the operating crews, on a continuous rotating shift, coordinating the daily activities of plant operations to continually meet the business objectives of safe, efficient, and effective production and delivery of our products and utilities.
The Supervisor, Utilities Shift will deliver and execute the development and operations plan for the operating crew that aligns with the overall Metals strategy over a 0-to-3-month time frame in compliance with applicable safety and operations policies, standards, procedures, and the collective bargaining agreement.
- Plan, organize, and direct the shift-to-shift operations of the Utilities operating area, supporting the area business plan on a 0-3-month time frame.
- Deliver production plans and requirements on a continuous basis within the scope of the role. Monitor and respond to emerging or potential operating concerns or adverse process variability. Ensure prompt resolution or escalation.
- Consistently communicate and monitor process/operating requirements and performance expectations, identifying needs and implementing appropriate intervention.
- Participate in the development of and/or facilitate implementation of training and education plans for the operations team, ensuring adherence to the operator progression system requirements and verifying operator competency at all times for assigned activities. Ensure sufficient overlap of qualified personnel for all operating positions to minimize requirements for overtime.
- Consistently meet reporting and record keeping requirements.
- Ensure compliance with ABSA regulations relating to the operation of power and pressure equipment in the designated area.
- Ensure compliance to relevant provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Actively participate in workplace investigations and resolutions relating to the grievance process.
- Monitor and proactively respond to existing and potential environment, health, and safety incidents or community stakeholder concerns, ensuring incident response and management activities are carried out as required.
- Organize, lead, and direct the operating team activities and plant operational status in response to emergency conditions or incidents.
- Develop amongst the operating team a consistent understanding and application of standards and procedures with the objective of zero harm to employees, the environment, and neighboring communities.
- Comply with all current regulatory, legal, and Sherritt policy requirements.
- Establish and maintain a high level of employee engagement via effective communication, leadership field presence and guidance, and demonstrated behaviours for aligned culture.
- Provide coaching and mentoring to operations crews, ensuring established performance management expectations are met and appropriate human resources policies are followed.
- Implement operational excellence plans and initiatives to support continuous improvements in all areas of the operation.
- Lead visual management meetings with operating crews in their area.
- Embed best operating practices into the day-to-day activities of the operating team. Review, revise and support development of plant operating procedures, ensuring continuous improvement, relevance, and accuracy of procedures and operating instructions.
- Support the improvement of the plant process safety program, ensuring required program elements are known, understood, and implemented.
- Support the implementation of the Asset Management strategy for the designated area.
Qualifications and Skills
- 2nd class Power engineering certificate or degree in engineering
- Significant process plant operations experience.
- Trained in crisis response.
- Effective work planning, coordinating, and execution skills.
- Managing within a unionized workforce.
- Change management and Lean thinking.
- Effective written and verbal communication
What Sherritt Can Offer You
- Competitive salary with comprehensive benefits and retirement savings programs that holistically support employee wellbeing
- Generous paid time off to support and empower employee work/life balance
- Ongoing learning and professional development opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and dynamic work environment
Application Deadline: The job posting will remain open until Friday - September 29, 2023.
We thank all candidates for their application. Only qualified candidates will be contacted directly and engaged in the interview process.