Operations Lead

Operations Lead

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Engineering & Technical




Aplin has partnered with a Cardinal, Ontario-based company seeking their next Operations Lead if you are a talented and experienced Manufacturing Process Engineer seeking to step into a leadership role.

Perks & Benefits:
  • Competitive compensation, benefits, and bonus
  • Inclusive and supportive work environment
  • Priority on sustainability
  • Focus on learning, development, and professional growth

  • Leading, promoting, and the administration of Safety, Health, Environmental, and Employment Standards, complying with corporate standards and regulatory requirements applicable to the area of responsibility
  • Oversight and leadership of the department, motivating and engaging employees while promoting team building
  • Working with operators and peers to identify and deliver on production targets and improvement opportunities
  • Optimization of production in compliance with product quality specifications and food safety requirements to meet production targets
  • Coordinating with Maintenance to ensure that maintenance and reliability activities are carried out to meet the requirements of the department
  • Ongoing oversight and review of process documentation
  • Monitoring process conditions and operational activities taking corrective action as needed to ensure the operation of the process in a cost-effective and efficient manner
  • Tracking of historical data, analyzing and monitoring key efficiencies and parameters to optimize and troubleshoot processing issues while meeting cost and production goals.
  • Set, prioritize and enable the achievement of ambitious goals through others
  • Have the capacity to solve problems through creative, innovative solutions and challenge traditional methods of accomplishing tasks
  • Respect and value others’ differences, seeking opportunities to learn from those with different perspectives
  • Build long-term relationships with key decision-makers and internal stakeholders
  • Take swift, decisive action and use organizational resources in the best interest of the company
  • Take ownership and operate with a sense of urgency to promptly respond and resolve problems
  • Adapt and support others through change, ambiguity, uncertainty, and complexity
  • Assume personal responsibility for mistakes, act to correct them, and learn from them
  • Anticipate customer needs and proactively create new solutions that exceed customer expectations
  • Challenge the status quo by offering ideas to make things better, faster, and with value creation in mind

  • Post-Secondary education in engineering or technical discipline or equivalent in education and experience
  • 5+ years of experience as a Process Engineer
  • Knowledge of Refining operations and processes preferred
  • Decision-making ability, planning, and time-management skills
  • Ability to manage a dynamic manufacturing environment, interacting and communicating across functional lines and levels
  • Ability to train and coach others to improve performance
  • Ability to build consensus and foster positive relationships
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

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