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  • Docks Foreman

    Job Locations CA-ON-Windsor
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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 Docks Foreman is responsible for the daily activity and performance of the docks operations area and the development, leadership and management of all associated personnel.  The Dock Foreman’s primary focus is to ensure material supply to our docks, control inventory levels, and implement operational best practices to achieve optimum internal and external customer service while promoting and implementing our health & safety standards. In addition the Docks Foreman will be responsible for small customer accounts and provide pricing and support through defined parameters, backup scale coverage, and operation of a front end loader. The Docks Foreman will lead by example supporting alignment with all functional groups, including Environment, Land, Manufacturing and Safety to drive communication and consistency.  The Dock Foreman shall ensure Lafarge is viewed as a valued member of the industry and local communities in which it operates.


    1. Safety Culture:

    Develop and instill a site level safety culture through consistent engagement with employees and contractors with an objective of “zero” safety incidents; Lead daily huddles to demonstrate commitment to workplace safety; Ensure front line employee compliance to all applicable local and regional health & safety policies and initiatives, including but not limited to hazard reporting, risk assessment, Working at Heights, Confined Space, Energy Isolation and Hot Work; Assist in the preparation for and participation in periodic health & safety site audits; and assist in the administration of the site Contractor Safety Management program, by completing site orientations, where required, and regularly auditing contractor performance to ensure compliance to applicable local and regional health & safety policies.


    1. Human Resources:

    Directly responsible for the individual development, motivation and training of all direct reports to maximize their performance; Responsible for the administration of disciplinary measures in a fair and consistent manner to address / correct substandard performance of all direct reports; Assist in the site hiring process; Assist in the administration and management of local collective and hourly working agreements amongst all direct reports; Promote, develop and drive customer focus, operational efficiency and performance management process within frontline teams; Practice active and passive supervision of frontline teams.


    1. Supply Management:

    Determine manpower requirements and shift scheduling to meet shipping demands along with delivery of material onto Lafarge Docks; Manage and track daily inventory levels; Responsible for short-term planning and execution of maintenance activities; Responsible to operate shipping loader or scale when employees are not available; Oversee the procurement of all subcontractors related to operations and mobile equipment; Monitor inventory actuals vs theoretical through inventory management systems; Ensure proper pile management practices and controls are implemented to avoid material loss.


    1. Financial Management:

    Assisting in the development and adherence to annual maintenance (repair) budgets; Participate in monthly EBIT reviews to ensure its accuracy and to identify cost reduction opportunities; Provide support for inventory forecasting to optimize profitability; Support supply chain with balancing inventories and sales needs to manage and minimize the working capital impact.


    1. Customer Focus:

    Management of all frontline shipping personnel; Coordinate with sales and dispatch personnel to ensure daily customer requirements are met; Management of stockpile inventories; Coordinate with Quality personnel to address shipping quality issues; Customer quoting and pricing per T.M’s definitions; Relationship building with small customers in the region.


    1. Land Management:

    Responsible for short-term planning and execution of activities in accordance with the Port Authority/Transport Canada; Responsible to ensure all security plans are current and reviewed with responsible parties.


    1. Environmental Management:

    Assist in preparation for and participate in environmental site audits; and ensure all direct reports comply with operational standards developed to manage activities and mitigate our environmental impact.


    1. Community Relations:

    Act as the secondary contact with relevant stakeholders in the local community, including neighbours, competitors and government officials.



    Relationships with Others Functions: 


    • Reports to Supply Chain Manager
    • Supervises Shipping Employees
    • Works closely with Southwest Production, Quality, Safety, Land and Environmental personnel.


    Specific Accountabilities:


    • Safety: Daily Huddles, FLRA’s, HI’s, Near Miss, MVA’s, FA’s, MI’s, LTI’s, , Safety Inspections
    • Land: Dust and Noise control
    • Labor: WO entry, Shift Schedules, People Development and Management, Union Agreements
    • Production: Daily monitoring of inventory and communication with Great Lakes Logistics
    • Customer Focus: Site visits, inside sales, inventory
    • Financial:





    • $1.5M + EBIT
    • 1 MT+ of Aggregate
    • 6 Direct Reports - Hourly Employees
    • 3 Sites



    SAP access


    • Ariba
    • Work orders
    • PO Receiving



    Safety Profile:

    • Marine Security Officer
    • Confined Space
    • Working at Heights
    • LOTOTO


    Education/Work Experience:


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


    Knowledge & Skills:


    • Understanding of general accounting principles is an asset
    • Good organization and planning skills
    • Proficiency with various computer applications is a definite asset
    • Knowledge of the aggregate industry is 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
    • Organizing
    • Conflict Management             
    • Negotiating
    • Dealing with Paradox
    • Customer Focus                     
    • Listening
    • Priority Setting
    • Problem Solving                     
    • Process Management
    • Building Effective Teams
    • Time Management                 
    • Written Communications


    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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