(2490) Plant Superintendent (Full Time) posted by
Primary Purpose Praxair Canada, Inc., a leading supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, has an opening in our Sault Ste. Marie Air Separation Facility location for a Plant Superintendent. Key Accountabilities Reporting to the Sault Ste. Marie Facility Manager, the incumbent will coordinate and supervise the activities of employees engaged in all phases of plant operation and maintenance. The role will involve collaborating with the facility manager to implement and monitor all required program areas. Safety/Environment : Ensure employee adherence and compliance with Standard Operating Procedures, Standard Maintenance Procedures, and Safety Policy requirements. Ensure conformance with applicable governmental regulations and Praxair policies. Manage the safety work order system, including reporting and retaining of records. Participate in audits and complete audit action plan items. Conduct safety meetings and inspections – escalating as required any safety and environmental issues. Operations : Lead Cost Reduction and Productivity Initiatives Work to ensure consistent plant operation by monitoring key performance indicators for improvement areas Develop, manage and in some cases execute operations projects. Conduct plant inspections Manage and escalate, as required, equipment failures, production upsets, quality or product delivery issues Co-ordinate, manage and assist in troubleshooting technical problems in specialized instrumentation, electrical and mechanical, electrical and process equipment. Resolve work flow problems and conflicts by analyzing impediments and organize work to maximize use of personnel, equipment and material resources Identify issues and lead improvement plans in production processes, shift schedules, overtime levels, training, etc. Communicate to customers, stake holders, etc. as needed Assist operations as needed in the effective response to sudden operational and plant safety/environmental needs or events Maintenance/Reliability : Manage the maintenance work order system to schedule routine work, ensure equipment inspections are completed, improve equipment reliability, and document activities. Plan shutdowns and arrange outside contractors or other internal resources. Maintain adequate inventory of production supplies and critical parts. Personnel : Direct the daily activities of plant staff with respect to safety, reliability, quality, cost control and efficiency. Manage employee performance by setting expectations, providing guidance, feedback, and development for career progression and performance improvement. Develop and maintain an effective and trustworthy work environment all times. Provide leadership and training to production and maintenance staff Act as a backup for Plant Manager during vacations, etc. Administrative : Select suppliers, place orders, and follow up on deliveries Code and approve invoices Manage fixed, variable and capital expenditures Complete capital requests and cost transfers All employees of Linde Canada Inc. are expected to follow Company and departmental safety policies, procedures and work practices at all times. Employees are also responsible for the completion of all safety training, as assigned. Employees with staff supervision and/or management responsibilities will ensure that assigned staff abide by the above, and actively identify, assess and correct safety hazards, as required.