K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) is part of the K+S Group, with headquarters in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; a solution potash mine and production facility located near Moose Jaw and Regina, Saskatchewan; and a potash handling and storage facility operated in partnership with Pacific Coast Terminals in Port Moody, British Columbia. We acknowledge that our Saskatchewan offices and facilities are located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 land. These are the territories of the Cree, Salteaux and Sioux, and the homeland of the Métis people. Our Port Moody operation is located on the land of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Kwikwetlam, Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam First Nations. Our organization is committed to having long lasting and deeply rooted relationships with Indigenous people and communities, and is proud to provide job and business opportunities for local people and businesses.

Supervisor, Evaporation & Utilities

Your Responsibilities

Reporting to the Superintendent, Evaporation & Utilities, you will be responsible for the direction of production personnel to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the Evaporation, Utilities, and Tank Farm Area Equipment. The Evaporation & Utilities Shift Engineer has the TSASK regulatory responsibility to act as the “Shift Engineer". Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide direct supervision, technical assistance, and operational guidance to area panel and field operators for safe and efficient operation
  • Review daily production reports and make necessary changes to ensure KPI targets are met
  • Communicate information effectively to ensure consistency, understanding, and clarity
  • Conduct daily and monthly shift review meetings to communicate safety, quality, and production highlights
  • Grow and develop technical and behavioural competencies to increase knowledge, capability, and performance
  • Troubleshoot and analyze process upset conditions to optimize production
  • Ensure detailed work notifications are entered for any required maintenance
  • Work with the coordinators to monitor, schedule, and co-ordinate maintenance within the area to optimize up-time of production
  • Resolve problems through root cause analysis and actioning the best solution
  • Evaluates how well the process is working and shares insights to promote action and continuous improvement
  • Work with the Scheduler to ensure shift coverage is maintained and that guidelines are followed
  • Complete frequent check-ins with all direct reports and provide 1:1 coaching and mentorship to expand the capacity of team members
  • Provide timely positive and constructive feedback to recognize or improve work habits and task completion
  • Foster a positive and respectful work environment that builds team engagement
  • Develop your own personal execution plans and conduct performance reviews
  • Support the Operations Progression Program (ie. training and competency assessments)
  • Co-ordinate and ensure operators are trained on appropriate work instructions and safety policies
  • Ensure TSASK regulatory compliance and assume role of “Shift Engineer” as described in the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Act.
  • Ensure all incidents are reported and that a thorough investigation is completed
  • Review and authorize lock out/tag out of area equipment.
  • Ensure safe operating procedures (SOP’s), work instructions, and lock out requirements are accurate and up to date
  • Review non-routine tasks and ensure safety procedures are followed

You

Our company values and recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience. The ideal candidate will have:

  • 2nd Class Power Engineering Certification (consideration may be given to the holder of a 3rd Class Power Engineering Certificate who is nearing completion of a 2nd Class Certificate)
  • 3-5 years’ experience leading/coaching or training people is a requirement
  • Operating experience including field and panel duties. Start-up or commissioning experience is an asset
  • Well-developed leadership, organizational, consultation and relationship building skills, ability to demonstrates effective relationship building skills (participates/leads in team meetings, actively shares knowledge, respects differences of opinions, receives feedback openly)

Employment is subject to successfully completing KSPC’s pre-employment checks which may include criminal record check, education verification, functional fitness evaluation and drug and alcohol testing.

To ensure consideration for this role, please apply by Sep 30, 2022.

Us

By living our common K+S values across all our locations in the world: We are optimistic about our future, collaborative in building it, and with our entrepreneurial spirit, we aim to dig deeper and reach higher. We remain agile in an ever-changing world. We are innovative, turning obstacles into opportunities – and we do it all in ways that are safe and sustainable, protecting future generations.

We are committed to being a company where every employee can contribute, grow and thrive, and where we reflect the diverse communities in which we live and work. We are working toward a truly inclusive environment, because we know that the amazing array of differences in our backgrounds, competencies, experiences, race, gender, age, beliefs, sexual orientation, identity and their intersections is key to the longevity, sustainability and growth of our organization.

In a career with K+S Potash Canada (KSPC), you can look forward to:

Good People and Great Culture

Be part of a team committed to building an innovative and diverse culture. KSPC is growing our business, delivering exciting new opportunities, and giving back to the communities where we live and work.

Challenge and Growth

We support your growth and potential through professional development, training, and a robust performance recognition program.

Valuable Compensation

Our total target compensation is competitive and benchmarked to the market. We have a Pay-for-Performance philosophy that includes two components: fixed (base) pay, and a short-term incentive (bonus) that rewards employees for their contributions towards corporate, team and individual successes.

Supporting Benefits

Our comprehensive, employer-paid benefits program includes Life, Disability, Health and Dental, as well as competitive Retirement benefits, Employee and Family Assistance Program, paid work time to help out in your community (volunteer with a sports team or a charitable organization of your choice) and more! We offer a Health Spending Account for extras, like more expensive glasses, or a Wellness Account that covers recreational items, like your park camping fees, hunting or fishing license, and your gym membership.

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