Operations Superintendent, RMX

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Product Line
Ready Mix

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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 .


Reporting to the Metro Vancouver Ready-Mix Operations Manager, the Operations Superintendent is responsible for all supporting aspects of their assigned plants and surrounding active customer projects. The Operations Superintendent will ensure all targets, budgets and objectives are met for their area. This role supports the Operations Manager and the Plant Managers to ensure Lafarge continues to lead the way in safety excellence, employer of choice and customer service.


The Operations Superintendent is to provide support to the hourly employees and plant managers in respect to jobsite and plant safety.  This role ensures that all facets of their facility meet the demands of production, delivery logistics and safety while meeting efficiency and budget targets. The Operations Superintendent will act as the liaison between the customer base and Lafarge in order to manage the day-to-day activities of active projects. The role will also have a strong focus on operational initiatives and their install into the business.


  • Promotes a positive safety culture through leadership by example; performs all work activities following all relevant safety policies and procedures
  • Coordinating all on site activities such as site work, production, maintenance and maximum utilization of equipment, personnel and subcontractors
  • Review and propose improvements of processes for plant related activities
  • Monitor truck maintenance and ensure compliance with commercial vehicle regulations
  • Property maintenance and management
  • Supervise all plant staff; maintenance, production and delivery personnel
  • Ensure adequate and efficient staffing
  • Ensure training requirements are up to date and offered as required
  • Control allocation of production supplies
  • Interpret and monitor environmental aspects and issues as it pertains to the plant network and trucking
  • Maintain inventory of all necessary raw materials
  • Report on month end inventory and variance reports
  • Address month end financial review
  • Liaison with customers of active projects in surrounding to address upcoming and current demands and concerns
  • Monitor delivery personnel on our customer’s sites
  • Conduct and report on incident investigations
  • Ensure plant production is within quality specifications
  • Monitor raw materials to ensure it is within specification
  • Ensure that the workforce complies with policies, procedures and regulations
  • Spearhead the implementation of new operational initiatives and technology

Results / Accountabilities:

  • Continuous improvement of safety results and standards of expectation
  • Manages change through influence on front-line staff
  • Monitors and meets Operations Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and all targets related to safety, delivery logistics, and fleet, customer, and plant site management

Dimensions / Relationships with Others’ Jobs:

  • Matrix reporting structure to Operations Manager, Metro Vancouver RMX
  • Directly supervise union delivery, plant and maintenance staff.
  • Works closely with Plant Managers, Production Manager, Customer Care Logistics Manager, Quality Manager and Field Operations Manager.


Education and Work Experience:

  • Post secondary degree
  • Previous experience in a management/supervisory of a unionized environment role an asset
  • Knowledge of or experience with production facilities and logistics
  • Demonstrated strong application user skills for MS Office Suite of products including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint at high level

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with high degree of accuracy
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving skills; a self-starter
  • Proven ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong time management skills essential
  • Independent thinker
  • Ability to negotiate skilfully in tough situations without damaging relationships
  • Highly motivated, able to quickly build and maintain positive working relationships
  • Ability to maintain composure in dealing with difficult situations; demonstrates positive customer service attitude


  • Leading Change
  • Leading People
  • Customer Focus
  • Conflict Management
  • Developing Direct Reports & Others
  • Managing & Measuring Work
  • Motivating Others
  • Drive for Results
  • Listening
  • Composure 
  • Collaborative Approach


Pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing and a criminal record check may be required.

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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