Production Manager

Vacancy number • PR-232473

Production Manager

  • Medicine Hat
  • Closes 6 June
  • 40 hours
  • Academic Bachelor

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About this job

  • Branch: (Petro)Chemical
  • Area of Expertise: Operations & Maintenance
  • Location: Medicine Hat

What is required?

  • hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Closing date: Thursday, 6 June 2024


We are currently hiring a Production Manager for our chemical manufacturing client in Medicine Hat, AB. You will be responsible for the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of the production and shipping facilities by providing effective, empowered leadership to the Production Department. This is a full-time permanent opportunity.

About this role

  • Maintains up-to-date technical knowledge of all aspects of production and shipping operations.

  • Demonstrates a passion and drive for continuous improvement through optimizing existing assets as well as working closely with the Engineering Department to ensure the right project opportunities are explored.

  • Develops Production Department budgets (cost, production, efficiency) for annual budget process and effectively manages production resources to deliver results.

  • Fosters an effective department relationship with Maintenance to ensure the right things are worked on at the right time to deliver continuously improving reliability.

  • Assists General Manager in ensuring an effective communication with corporate Supply Chain and Raw Material Purchasing to ensure inventory and gas availability issues do not adversely impact the ability to meet production targets.

  • Understands and complies with established departmental processes and procedures designed to support internal control efforts.

  • To develop competent and skilled employees able to meet the current and future needs of the Production Department while providing opportunities for High Potential employees.

  • Ensure all members of the Production Department are given a quality performance review and development plan, maximizing the potential of each and every employee.

  • Ensure Production Department employees are managed consistent with site policies and according to site managing principles.

  • Effectively manage people resources to provide the optimum coverage for continuous safe, efficient operation of the assets

  • Actively participates as a member of the Site Leadership Team (SLT) representing the Production department and contributing to the SLT from their area of expertise and experience.

  • Participate in strategic planning activities to establish priorities.

  • Own and execute relevant elements of strategic plan.

  • Demonstrates safety leadership by empowering the team to enhance the safety culture, creating an environment where all employees are openly engaged in striving towards a zero-incident worksite.

  • Develops and maintains a working knowledge of plant and relevant external policies and standards that apply to an operating and shipping facility and ensures compliance with requirements.

  • Demonstrates leadership visibility, ensuring actions continually reinforce EHS performance is a core value.

  • Fosters a culture of open, continuous learning and sharing from all EHS incidents, near misses and opportunities.


  • A graduate with a B.Sc. degree in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

  • A minimum of 7 - 10 years' experience in the petrochemical or nitric fertilizer complex strongly preferred.

  • This individual will have a minimum of 5 years' experience in a leadership or management role with a strong focus and ability on interpersonal skills and effectiveness.

  • PEng designation would be an asset.

  • The successful applicant will also have demonstrated a high degree of proficiency in the following core competencies: Engage Teams, Collaboration, Build Talent, Manage Execution, Achieve Results, use a Strategic Mindset, Leverage Business Acumen, Be Courageous and Be Resilient.


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