• Lead Hand - Simcoe Region

    Job Locations CA-ON-Barrie | CA-ON-Orillia
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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 lead hand is the captain of the on-site team and helps lead daily production, maintenance, and shipping activities from the front line. The incumbent demonstrates the utmost commitment to health and safety and pushes others to do the same. As well, the lead hand helps to foster a cohesive team atmosphere focused on excellence in all aspects of plant and business performance.




    • Health and Safety Culture: Promote safety culture through engagement with employees and contractors. Implement, administer, and promote local and regional health and safety initiatives and policies to ensure that sites meet or exceeds all Lafarge and regulatory guidelines
    • People Management: Lead and coach site personnel as required, ensuring focus on health and safety and operational efficiency
    • Operations Management: Drive day-to-day operations performance


    Relationships with other functions


    • Reports to Plant Foreman
    • Leads site operations employees, contractors, suppliers, and visitors




    • Health and Safety, Environment, and Land
      • Promote and increase quality of positional, pre-job, and high-risk task risk assessments
      • Promote and increase quality of Working-at-Heights, Energy Isolation, and Confined Space processes
      • Promote focus on sustainable housekeeping process and improve results
      • Promote focus on environmental processes and best practices improve results
      • Promote focus on land management processes and best practices improve results
    • People Management
      • Promote and increase employee engagement through active coaching and feedback on team performance
      • Ensure development of required employee and team skill sets
    • Performance
      • Promote and increase production, maintenance, and shipping effectiveness
      • Assist in Maintenance Module administration and other operational programs.


    Education & Work Experience:

    • Canadian secondary school diploma or equivalent
    • Industrial plant operation experience an asset
    • Heavy mobile equipment operation experience an asset


    Knowledge & Skills:

    • First aid, WHMIS, Surface Miner training, confined space training, working-at-heights training
    • Specific mobile equipment training (wheel loader, skid steer, elevated work platform, tele-handler)
    • Welding / fabrication
    • Computer literacy an asset
    • Physical and mental ability to perform the required duties of the position


    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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