• Plant Superintendent

    Job Locations CA-ON-Sault Ste. Marie
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Product Line
    Ready Mix
  • 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 .



    Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in all phases of a plant operation. Reporting to the plant manager, the Plant Superintendent will oversee the operation of a concrete plant including concrete mixer drivers and plant maintenance to ensure delivery of quality product, timely delivery and customer satisfaction.





    • Ensure maximum productivity, minimum downtime and that the plant, property and production machinery are adequately maintained.
    • Maintain a safe workplace and ensure compliance of the Lafarge Health & Safety Policy
    • Develop and maintain good relationships with employees
    • Troubleshooting problems at plants and preventative maintenance to avoid breakdowns.
    • Review and analyze cost information (gas, power consumption, labour) to maximize plant efficiency
    • Supervise Ready-Mix Drivers
    • Schedule Concrete Deliveries
    • Accurate Batching of Quality Product
    • Comply with Safety & Environmental Policy
    • Order raw materials and inventory management



    • Demonstrate a commitment to communicating, improving, and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas. 
    • Responsible for ensuring safety guidelines are followed by employees on a daily basis.
    • Correct safety issues immediately when possible, and offer employees coaching on safe work practices.
    • Ensures all aspects of his/her role are executed in a safe manner. 


    HR/Coaching & Mentoring


    • Report to plant manager of situations that require disciplinary actions. 
    • Fosters effective employee relations. 
    • Ensure employees have a daily job list and inform them ASAP of any irregular work hours.




    • Demonstrate a commitment to meet or exceed environmental compliance. 
    • Have an understanding of the procedures for environmental issues such as spills, dust control, truck idling and others as outlined in the EMS manual.
    • Ensure spill containment is on hand at all times. 




    • Communicate opportunities and threats to Plant Manager.
    • Communicate customer issues with plant manager and/or appropriate Lafarge employee.
    • Ensure all COD calls are followed up on and strive to up sell all COD’s towards a VAP product.


    Customer Service:


    • Engage customers in a professional and friendly manner via phone and/or in person.
    • Strives to understand the customer’s needs and works to resolve a customer’s requests by documenting the request, alerting and escalating the issues to the appropriate sales, operations, after sales and/or front-end personnel, and follows-up with the customer in order to confirm that their issues are being addressed.
    • Treats all customers, regardless of size, with the same level of attention and professionalism.
    • Offer up to customers compromises during short delivery capacity situations. Provides honest and definitive delivery commitments in order to help the customer make optimal scheduling decisions about their construction projects.
    • Works with Sales, Carriers, and Operations to explore options in order to fulfill customer orders.




    • Creates delivery plans for successful fulfillment of the customer’s order.
    • Maintain a good working relationship with carriers and truck drivers through professional interaction, proactive communication, and fair allocation of work to drive for profitable trucker earnings.
    • Follow the dispatch daily checklist to identify, record, and communicate changes to the delivery plan.
    • Books trucks for delivery and communicate orders to the shipping site Front-End staff.
    • Works with the Transportation Coordinator in tracking and reporting on Carrier Performance.
    • Maintains and uses the Dispatch Systems for measuring customer delivery performance.


    Specific Accountabilities:

    • Safety Performance objective is “Zero”
    • Responsible to achieve targeted KPI’s i.e. safety, service, volume delivered
    • Customer satisfaction
    • Effective and efficient utilisation of all company resources
    • Safe and healthy work practices of all staff
    • Strong employee morale
    • Implementation and adherence of Company Policies
    • Environmental excellence and record keeping
    • Utilization of best practices and operational management tools
    • Development of operational personnel
    • Optimize productivity, and maximize labor and equipment utilization
    • Ensure compliance with governmental regulations



    Volume: 15000m3

    Revenue: $4 Million

    Direct Reports: 8


    • Civil Engineering degree or Technologists diploma is considered an asset
    • Minimum 3-5 years supervisory experience


    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.



    Lafarge Canada Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. In Ontario, our organization/business is committed to fulfilling our requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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