Plant Manager

The Plant Manager will provide leadership support in all aspects of production in a pulse/processing and/or loading facility. As a member of the Plant Leadership Team, the Plant Manager will be an active leader, responsible for demonstrating a commitment to safety, continuous improvement, employee engagement and maintaining a cost-effective operations and equipment’s. The Plant Manager is a key role to build the foundational skills required to be successful. The successful applicant will report to the Vice President.

 

Position & Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day oversight of plant safety

  • Ensure compliance with the Process Safety Management program, CGC, HACCP program, Organic program, Seed Institute and CFIA

  • Plant costs and budgets

  • Monitoring and ongoing improvement of plant productivity, risk management, supervision of employees, interaction with various corporate entities

  • Provide an injury-free work environment for employees, contractors and visitors

  • Continually improve safety record by addressing both physical safety issues and employee safety attitudes

  • Plan, organize and direct the maintenance operations which ensure the most effective return on assets

  • Manage the day-to-day processing activities, maximizing positions, volumes expenses, and net profit

  • Develop and manages purchasing, logistic and sales relationships for all commodities and products in an assigned segment, line of business, and/or region

  • Manage vendors and staff associated with processing business

  • Communicate with merchandising and sales teams regarding market conditions and trading opportunities in assigned areas

  • Initiate plans and processes which minimize processing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials, and capital.

  • Operate the site at the highest levels of efficiency by managing equipment reliability and overall equipment effectiveness and managing site spending and expenses to minimum levels required to meet site strategy

  • Establish and maintain a positive relationship with local farmers

  • Engage and motivate the workforce through an active presence on the processing floor

 

Requirements:

 

  • Degree in Engineering, Agricultural or technical field; MBA is an asset

  • Knowledge of Seed Industry of Canada, CFIA, and CGC regulations

  • Knowledge of processing equipment

  • A minimum 5 years’ experience with 3 years of management and supervisory experience in plant operations including 3 years in the pulse processing industry or closely related field required

  • Demonstrate leadership skills, independent thinking, strong organizational and planning abilities and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills are essential

  • Strong organizational skills required to constantly keep in touch with various departments of the organization

  • Excellent communication skills interacting with all levels of staff

  • Proficiency in MS Office required and the ability to demonstrate a strong financial/business acumen is expected to be successful in this role as a significant part of the position entails meeting the budget and productivity requirements of the plant

  • Ability to work self-directed (day to day) with a high level of initiative, priority setting

  • Facility is a 12/6 operation; selected candidate must be able to work on average 50 hours per week and be available during business critical situations

 

Thank you for your interest. Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please submit your resume to christos@columbiaseed.ca.

     General Laborer

Columbia Seed Co. Ltd is looking for a full-time General Laborer. To perform this job successfully, the individual must demonstrate safe work practices and possess great communication skills.

 

Position & Responsibilities:

  • Loading and unloading grain on/from trucks and automated bag loading into containers

  • Operating a forklift

  • Packaging

  • Perform day to day maintenance

  • Follow all health and safety policies, food safe policies, standard operating procedures and standard sanitation procedures

  • Perform equipment checks and maintenance as required, completing all corresponding documents

  • Follows all work orders, ensuring all documents corresponding to the assigned jobs are completed correctly and handed in to the office in a timely manner

  • Operates the bagging line in a safe and efficient approach

Requirements:

  • Equipment operating experience

  • Mechanical skills

  • High School Diploma/GED      

Thank you for your interest. Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Please submit your resume to christos@columbiaseed.ca.