Plant Foreman

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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 .


The Foreman is responsible for the daily activity and operations for their specific area. The incumbent will ensure floor level adherence to regulatory controls and guidelines through staff direction, production & cost optimization, maintenance, and worker/contractor safety through compliance with Lafarge and Federal/Provincial Safety legislation, policies and procedures.


  1. Safety Culture: Promote safety culture through engagement with employees, visual leadership, and implementation and maintenance of local and regional initiatives with an objective of “zero” safety incidents. Adhere, administer, and promote safety policies, processes and execute procedures to ensure that the site meets or exceeds all Lafarge and regulatory guidelines.
  2. Financial Management: Assist in forecasting and scheduling production to balance inventories and sales needs to manage and minimize working capital impact. Promote a culture of performance and exceeding expected results. Contribute towards accurate forecasting. Adhere to purchasing policies, procedures, and directives. Provide cost-effective solutions for onsite problems.
  3. Customer Focus: Ensure planned production meets forecasted demand while serving customers with timely shipping strategies and quality-assured products. Engage with Sales and other stakeholders to provide solution selling.
  4. Production Management: Develop and execute on production plans, making adjustments to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). Employ daily communication process to drive group efficiencies and manage production performance.
  5. Labour Management/People Development: Directly responsible for the development, motivation, scheduling and training of production personnel to promote customer focus and operational efficiency. Provide leadership for employees by working closely with them on a daily basis. Contribute to development of emerging leaders. Provide effective delegation of tasks with accountability.
  6. Land Management/ Community Relations: Ensure that site meets or exceeds all Lafarge and Regulatory guidelines. Conduct site operations with minimal negative impact on surrounding environment and communities. Support effective relationships within the community by participating in local activities/events.


Relationships with Others Functions: 


  • Reports to Plant Manager/Superintendent
  • Works closely with other Foremen, Lead Hand, Charge Hand, Safety Representative, Land Managers, Sales Representatives, Quality Control


Specific Accountabilities:


  • Safety: Near Miss reporting, MVA’s, FA’s, MI’s, LTI’s, Safety inspections/reports, WAH/Confined Space permits, Risk assessments, JHSC meeting, VFL’s, Traffic management, Adherence to LOTOTO, Policies and procedures
  • Land: Dust and Noise control
  • Labor: Shift Schedules, Incident investigation reporting, Stakeholder relations, Operational efficiency, Staff training/mentoring/evaluating, Production reporting
  • Production: Manufacturing KPI’s, Maintenance management, Daily/weekly/monthly production sheets & meeting, Production planning, Inventory Reconciliation, Downtime reports, Preventative Maintenance Planning, Mobile Equipment Maintenance Preventative Maintenance
  • Customer Focus: Shipping staff/process management, Production plan execution, Product quality assurance
  • Financial: Accurate forecasts, Adherence to purchasing policies and procedures, order taking/placing, generating cost effective business solutions




  • 1 Process Facility
  • 1 Extraction Facility


SAP access


  • Procure to Pay (P2P)
  • Hire to Retire (H2R)
  • Business Warehouse (BW)
  • Plant Maintenance (PM)
  • Production Planning (PP)


Education/Work Experience:


  • Grade 12 Diploma, College Degree in Engineering or Business is preferred.
  • A minimum of two years Supervisory/Managerial experience working in a similar environment


Knowledge & Skills:


  • Understanding of general accounting principles an asset
  • Good organization, planning, and leadership skills
  • Proficiency with various computer applications is a definite asset
  • Knowledge of the aggregate industry preferred
  • Good written and verbal communications
  • Strong analytical skills, research, problem solving and decision making
  • Good time management, self directed, uses time wisely, can attend to a broad range of activities


Job-Specific Competency Profile (Lominger):

  • Action oriented Delegation                                           
  • Managerial Courage
  • Dealing with ambiguity Managing diversity                             
  • Motivating others
  • Business acumen Innovation Management                   
  • Organizing
  • Conflict Management Intellectual Horsepower                    
  • Negotiating
  • Dealing with Paradox Customer Focus                                 
  • Listening
  • Priority setting Problem solving                                  
  • Process Management
  • Building effective teams Time Management                             
  • Written Communications


As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today’s increasing urbanization.  Globally, LafargeHolcim has 115,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers’ needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project.  We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life.  We are positioned to deliver on this commitment. 


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