Overview

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB 

The ideal candidate will have experience managing both a production facility and a team to run the machinery in safe and efficient manners. They should be able to engage, motivate and hold accountable their team as well as analyze each step of the manufacturing process to make effective use of resources to deliver desired outcomes. The candidate will be a safety champion and leader, actively creating a safety culture and healthy work environment for all employees by ensuring its employees are trained, competent and working in ways that are consistent with the Saskatchewan Employment Act, Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and the company’s standards.

 

Job Summary: 

Reporting to the company’s Vice-President, Farmer Relations and Processing, this position will be fully responsible for site and personnel safety compliance, environmental compliance, product quality standards as well as the efficient operation of site equipment and the timely reporting of required information. The position will oversee, manage, and continually improve the day-to-day operation of the plant. Responsible for all production and production-related activities at the site. Additional responsibilities include personnel hiring, orientations, employee training and development of SOP’s related to a successful plant operation. The successful candidate will lead by example, help to develop the team, and prepare employees for future growth opportunities within the company.

 

Essential Duties & Job Responsibilities: 

  • Safeguard the health and safety of all employees and ensure consistent compliance with the site safety procedures and WorkSafe regulations.
  • Supervise and manage all plant functions, including Production, Maintenance, Incoming Raw Material, Outgoing Products, Safety Compliance, Quality Assurance and Human Resources.
  • Ensure the positive culture of PCE is established, supported, encouraged, and consistently maintained at the facility and with all staff.
  • Ensure the values and reputation of the organization are maintained and exemplified in all aspects of the running of the facility, staff operations, and decision making.
  • Supervise and manage effective corrective, predictive, and preventative maintenance programs.
  • Supervise and manage all manufacturing processes and personnel to meet or exceed daily production goals on a consistent basis.
  • Proven experience in running and maintaining heavy machinery such as shredding, grinding, packaging and densification.
  • Ensure the site is meeting stormwater & air permitting checks/requirements.
  • Safeguard all company assets, including intellectual property, against theft and/or damage through effective employee training, testing and certification programs and strict enforcement of company security and plant visitation policies.
  • Ensure plant is fully staffed, employees properly trained, and equipment fully functional at all times while continuously identifying and addressing opportunities to improve.
  • Leverage plant resources to meet or exceed all Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), most importantly safety, quality, environment, productivity, and cost.
  • Maintain neat, clean, well-organized and well-maintained operations, warehouse, and administrative areas.
  • Manage plant recruiting, employee relations, and performance management. Review and approve all new hires, promotions, demotions, transfers, and raises.
  • Ensure purchase orders are approved and processed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure timely reporting of key and operational information as required.

 

Additional Duties & Job Responsibilities: 

  • Use existing software to capture work orders, track parts inventory, document repair and maintenance metrics as well as quality and logistics data.
  • Effectively manage their time to balance hands on plant requirements (operations & maintenance), follow-up and assistance with plant employees as well as administrative duties.

 

Other Qualifications & Requirements: 

  • Familiarity with biomass feedstocks is an asset, in particular agricultural biomass residues and bales.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results.
  • Ability to think and plan ahead by creating action items and documenting progress.
  • Computer literate and strong skills in Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, listening skills, problem solving skills and conflict resolution skills.
  • Working knowledge of budgets, inventory management and scheduling.
  • Background with manufacturing methods such as Kaizen training, process improvement programs and procedures is a plus.

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions as long as the accommodations do not place an undue hardship on the company.

Mental:  

Clear and conceptual thinking ability; excellent judgment, troubleshooting, problem solving, analysis, and discretion; ability to handle work-related stress; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously; and ability to meet deadlines.

Physical: 

  • Must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to kneel, squat or bend.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in hot and/or cold weather conditions.
  • Have the ability to climb, crawl, stoop, kneel, reaching/working overhead.
  • Be able lift/carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Be able to push/pull up to 100 pounds.

 

 Education & Experience: 

5 years of heavy equipment operation is required; Ten years related experience in a manufacturing environment; Technical, Associate, or Bachelor’s Degree in related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Schedule: 

  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • On call
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

 

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Regina, Saskatchean: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

 

Travel 

Some travel may be required

To note: Applications must be sent only through our hiring portal to be considered. Please do not email applications or call.

About Prairie Clean Energy

Prairie Clean Energy was launched in 2020 out of the pursuit for an environmentally sustainable solution to agricultural waste. After years of seeing acres of flax straw being burned near his home in rural Saskatchewan, founder Trevor Thomas knew he had discovered a solution to the global wood shortfall – a solution that also provided farmers with an economical and environmentally-conscious way to use flax straw waste.

After researching the potential of flax straw as a fuel source, Trevor established Prairie Clean Energy to bridge the gap between flax farmers and those seeking clean, reliable biomass fuel and other products. Since then, Prairie Clean Energy has grown into a fully realized aggregation and densification business that has built partnerships with farmers and organizations across Canada and the world to deliver high-quality densified ag residue to customers across the world.