LafargeHolcim - HQ

Electrical Supervisor

Job Locations CA-NS-Brookfield
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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 .



To ensure that all plant electrical equipment is maintained in the most reliable and cost effective manner possible. To motivate, supervise and lead the electrical personnel including with all other departments and ensuring Health and Safety regulations is a top priority.


  1. Safety: Guarantee compliance with OH&S and environment policies for electrical maintenance personnel. Establish safety culture and tackle specific actions to ensure health and safety prevention during maintenance activities. Contribute to plant housekeeping and cleanliness. To serve as a role model in the areas of safety, environmental stewardship, leadership, teamwork, customer focus, and continuous improvement to ensure alignment with the company’s vision and critical success factors.


  1. Maintenance Inspection & Planning: Determine and identify the necessary actions of corrective and preventive electrical, instrumentation and automation maintenance in coordination with Mechanical, Process and Production Departments. When possible, perform first level inspections and trouble shooting of electrical problems in order to better define scope of repair work. Ensure electrical maintenance team’s full time readiness to efficiently tackle emergencies or urgent breakdowns. Contribute to optimization by identifying critical parts of electrical equipment (based on risk assessment), proposing optimal stock levels of spare parts (through FMEA) and identifying remaining lifetime of critical electrical equipment. Define measures to extend lifetimes and set-up replacement planning in line with cost target.


  1. Maintenance Scheduling: Prepare daily, weekly, project based, and annual shutdown electrical maintenance plans (work orders) according to preventive, scheduled, or new maintenance actions. Coordinate and supervise execution of work order activities, failure data gathering (cause, symptom…), time confirmation (external and internal), and material withdrawal. Manage execution of maintenance activities by third parties. Cooperate with Mechanical, Production and Process departments in the execution of complex maintenance actions.


  1. Leadership: Provide professional and development/coaching to on a frequent basis and where required clarify roles and responsibilities for workers. Interact and promote efficient teamwork throughout different areas of the plant such as production, process/quality, and management, with support drawn from expertise.

  2. Personnel Development: Provide a work environment that promotes individual growth. Ensure the management of individual and team performance. Effectively coach all electrical personnel in general on areas of improvement and recognize strong suits. Be a facilitator for cohesive teamwork.


  1. Strategy & Execution: Ensure Lafarge strategies are integrated and in alignment with the country, regional and global category approach. Lead benchmarking with external companies to drive competitive advantage. Facilitate the development and growth of the company as well as grow to become an essential asset.


  1. Project Management: Manage all electrical aspects of capital projects directly or indirectly (using others). Use Lafarge Holcim’s CAPEX Management Handbook including the relevant processes and procedures to ensure consistency and compliance. 


Relationship with Others:

  • Report to Maintenance Manager.
  • Supervisor/Coordinator to 3 Systems Technicians
  • Work with Mechanical staff; Production and Process/Quality departments



  • Manage annual budget spend of ~$500,000.00
  • Supervise the work of 3 Systems Technicians and Electrical Contractors
  • Production Volume: ~225KT Cement

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Provide a safe working environment for all employees
  • Administer the terms and conditions of the Collective Agreement in a fair, firm, and consistent manner. Provide grievance counseling as required
  • Ensure that electrical activities comply with all legislated regulations and corporate policies
  • Promote good relations and communication between the electrical maintenance and production departments
  • Promote good plant moral, housekeeping, and safe working conditions
  • Ensure productivity, housekeeping and quality of work standards are maintained within the electrical maintenance department
  • Aim to achieve 98% reliability on all major pieces of equipment
  • Achieve personal and departmental goals
  • Participate in the plant On-Call system and act as a backup to the System Technicians on Call-ins and perform bargaining unit work when they are not available to do so.
  • Act as a back up to Systems Coordinator role at the plant with regards to PLC and DCS systems programming and maintenance.
  • Develop and review safe Standard Operating Procedures for repair of electrical equipment.
  • Complete maintenance related jobs according to the highest standards of safety, efficiency and effectiveness
  • Ensures drawings and files are updated after modifications


Educational & Experience


  • Preferred Education: A Technical Degree in Electrical Engineering or Equivalent
  • Preferred Experience: Minimum of 5 plus years’ experience in heavy industry electrical experience
  • Must have a red seal Industrial or Construction Electrician or equivalent
  • Computer Skills Microsoft Office, SAP, TIS
  • Language requirements: Fluent English
  • Strong knowledge of electrical maintenance tasks (Eg. motors, drives, power and control systems, instrumentation, automation systems) preferred.


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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