Supervisor, Precast

LafargeHolcim - HQ (Winnipeg MB, Canada) 29 days ago

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 Senior Supervisor’s prime objective is to develop and implement processes to improve plant efficiencies and minimize costs for Precast division. Encourage the development of safety and preventative maintenance culture and to develop and maintain key relations with customers, employees and industry authorities.

  • Supervise daily operations of the operations with a safety first approach.
  • Create and manage to production and labour schedules.
  • Ensure the operation meets the highest practical housekeeping standard.
  • Develop and implement process improvements that increase operational efficiency.
  • Continuous improvement to production costs, close the loop on Quality issues with strong plans to prevent.
  • Review and approve payroll ensuring costing allocations are accurate coaching where necessary.
  • Project Management of plant improvement and capital projects.
  • Assist in the development, cost economic analysis, writing and submittal of CER’s
  • Maintain and develop key relationships and provide technical assistance to customers, industry officials, and City inspectors.
  • Coordinate ordering to maintain appropriate raw material levels.
  • Daily monitoring and corrective actions to ensure KPI targets are met
  • Conduct monthly lead hand meetings and coach lead hands on how to run daily meetings
  • Conduct weekly work group production meetings
  • Attend and supervise daily production meetings.
  • Work with QC team to ensure products are manufactured above industry standards
  • Evaluation and maintenance of concrete mix design for wet and dry cast products
  • Leads the Plant Supervisors, Production Foreman, Maintenance Foreman, charge hands and lead hands.
  • Coordinates with the Purchasing Coordinator, Sales Manager, Engineering, Sales and PM’s
  • Encourage and promote an open working relationship with all plant employees.
  • Ensure that progressive discipline is uniformly administered.

Relationships with Others Jobs:

  • Reporting to General Manager, GWA
  • Plant Supervisor, Production and Maintenance Foreman, Quality Control Technician, Purchasing Coordinator, Sales Manager, Engineering and Sales Technologist, Design and Marketing Engineer.
  • Union Representatives

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Safety Performance objective is “Zero”
  • Ensure the timely production of both Pipe and Precast products , which must also meet product specifications
  • Train, motivate and supervise plant supervisors and hourly employees


  • Revenue: $ 25-35 Million annually
  • 40+ union and non-union employees in reporting structure

Education & Work Experience:

  • Technical diploma or ten (10) years related experience in an Operations capacity
  • Proven ability to manage and supervise a staff of 40+ employees
  • Manufacturing or Precast experience considered an asset.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong leadership skills and takes ownership of his/her areas.
  • Dedicated to meeting the expectations of internal and external customers
  • Experience with and understanding of the construction industry
  • Must be a team player with excellent organizational skills
  • Multi-task, must be flexible and balance shifting priorities to meet deadlines
  • Ability to make decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete data and under tight deadlines and pressure
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills, research, problem solving and decision making
  • Excellent leadership skills - must be able to motivate others and provide complete, direct and actionable feedback
  • Detail-oriented, thorough and accurate

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.

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