Production Manager, Texada Island

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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 .



The Production Manager is responsible for the development, leadership and management of the operational functions and performance of Texada Quarry.  The Manager works with his/her team to optimize production performance and communication across functional groups meeting all necessary Safety & Environmental policies/regulations.  Primary focus is optimizing available reserves and leveraging operational excellence to achieve the highest productivity at the lowest cost of production. Ensures Lafarge is viewed as a valued member of the industry and local communities in which it operates.  This position will also closely interact with the General Manager.


Health and Safety

  • Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environment areas. Promotes a positive safety culture through leadership by example.
  • Ensures safe and healthy working conditions on site.
  • Ensure strict compliance with all health and safety rules and country regulations.

Financial Management: 

  • Planning, execution and tracking of financial performance with local/regional tools.
  • Develop, implement and adhere to budgets, monthly operations plan and inventory forecast to identify cost reduction/working capital improvements.
  • Promote a culture of performance and effectively develops goals and objectives to implement actions, track performance and continuously look for opportunities for improvement

Customer Focus:

  • Inventory reconciliation while balancing inventory levels in order to meet local demand.
  • Manage product quality to meet customer specifications
  • Develop crushing schedules to meet sales targets
  • Schedule and assist logistics, quality and maintenance staff to optimize production, load out efficiencies and product quality.

Operations Management: 

  • Project management
  • Interacts with direct managers to develop best practices, processes and to ensure plant activities are optimized and costs are best in class.
  • Planning, Developing/Identifying efficiencies in production and ensuring implementation
  • Effectively use Lafarge resources and programs to drive operational excellence.

Environment, Land & Community Relations: 

  • Establishes that the environment is a priority. Ensure all local, provincial and federal regulations are met or exceeded by following Lafarge best practices.
  • Site management through the development and implementation of a sustainable mining plan with detailed logging, stripping, production phasing and rehabilitation forecasts to ensure reserve optimization, while managing community impact.
  • Participation in local community events and meetings with community stake-holders
  • Work with Environmental Manager to develop, implement and manage operational standards to manage activities and mitigate our environmental impact.

People Management: 

  • Reports directly to the General Manager
  • Manages production team to ensure proper procedures are followed and any questions or concerns answered. Ensure IDP development and follow-through.
  • Works closely with all of the Management Team to ensure everything is functioning as it should.
  • Takes time to be present and open to all levels of the operation – leading by example and driving a culture of safety and performance
  • Recruitment and development/coaching of supervisors and hourly employees including collaboration and negotiations with union


  • Direct Reports: 4 Salaried Supervisors
  • Indirect Reports: 40 Unionized hourly
  • Relationships: Works closely with GM, Safety Manager, Logistics and Admin. Manager, Quality Control Manager, Maintenance Manager,  the Land Group and outside suppliers
  • Volumes: 4 million tonnes
  • 2 operating plants
  • 1 barge loader, 1 ship loader

Specific Accountabilities

  • Safety: Near Miss, MVA’s, FA’s, MI’s, LTI’s Processes (implemented by Safety Manager)
  • Production: manufacturing KPI’s, maintenance coordination, contractor management, monthly production targets, monthly operations plan
  • Financial: adhere to labour/production budgets, cost-savings targets



  • Diploma or degree in mining engineering or related field preferred.
  • Valid British Columbia Open Pit Shift Boss Certificate

Experience and Skill Set:

  • Minimum of 10 years of supervision and industrial process experience
  • Ability to foster and grow a strong safety culture
  • Proven team leadership
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strongcommunication, negotiation and change management skills
  • Good knowledge of aggregate industry and working in unionized environment
  • Independent thinker
  • High capacity of working under pressure and stress


  • Leading People
  • Conflict Management
  • Motivating Others
  • Drive for Results
  • Developing Direct Reports & Others
  • Customer Focus
  • Listening
  • Composure


Why work for us?


Working for Lafarge offers a wide variety of career opportunities that utilize your abilities and skills to contribute to a better world. In addition to local and global developmental opportunities, we provide employees with competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan, a health & wellness program with financial incentives, an extensive global e-learning platform and much more!  More information can be found at:

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.


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