Pit Operations Foreman
Westhills Aggregates LP
Posting Date: April 30th, 2020
Reports to: General Manager
The K’uL Management Group was formed to foster the development of a sustainable economy for the Penticton Indian Band. K’uL Group is the “for profit” business investment and development division of the Penticton Indian Band and is the umbrella organization that holds the corporate business investments; it is responsible for the overall management of the band’s business portfolio.
Established in 1992, Westhills Aggregates specializes in the production and processing of sand and gravel, with an emphasis on crushing and screening of construction aggregates. In addition to the trucking and delivery of aggregates, Westhills Aggregates also conducts civil and earthworks construction, including road maintenance, site preparation, excavation, snow plowing/removal, water line and septic system installations.
The Pit operations Foreman reports to the General Manager (GM) of Westhills Aggregates, and is responsible for coordinating production and maintenance operations, Managing production, productivity, attendance, punctuality and break times of all aggregate processing and trucking employees. The Pit Operations Foreman is also responsible for allocating general and daily responsibilities to aggregate processing and maintenance personnel.
- Coordinate tasks according to priorities and plans, as laid out by the General Manager;
- Monitor and document the attendance, punctuality and break times of crew members, report any issues arising in this regard to the General Manager;
- Monitor the performance of employees, and provide mentorship/guidance where appropriate. Liaise with the GM to address serious issues or problems relating to employee discipline, or failure to adhere to policies, procedures or best practices;
- Allocate general and daily responsibilities to aggregate processing and maintenance personnel, as well as surplus truck-driver hours, to ensure the most efficient employment of labour and equipment resources;
- Coordinate the performance of equipment maintenance by Westhills’ contract mechanic and service providers, based on the priorities provided by the GM;
- Supervise, coordinate and assist in the documentation of worker training;
- Ensure manpower and resources are adequate, and work with the GM to address and shortfalls or surplus man-hours;
- Monitor safety performance and mentor employees to ensure the safe performance of work, and adherence to company policies and procedures;
- Supervise the use of machinery and equipment in the Westhills Pit;
- Resolve problems when they arrive;
- Report on progress to the GM on a daily basis;
- Other duties as required by the GM.
Skills & Qualifications
- At least 3+ years of experience working with aggregate processing (crushing, screening) and trucking operations.
- 3+ years of leadership/supervising experience
- Familiar with service and maintenance of heavy equipment and dump trucks
- Comfortable in coordinating vendors and suppliers
- Have a positive attitude and good character
- A strong work ethic
- Patient & Assertive
- Respectful and culturally sensitive to Indigenous issues
- Good communication skills
This position is intended to be a “working position”, with approximately 75% of the candidates time dedicated to operational duties and 25% of the candidate’s time devoted to administration, coordination and supervision.
K’uL Group of companies offers a competitive compensation and benefits package as well as a great team and respectful work environment. If you are qualified and looking for an exciting and rewarding career respond with Cover Letter and Resume to the attention of: Manager, Human Resources, Email: [email protected] or mail to the address above. The posting will remain open until filled.
The K’uL Management Group of companies provides equal employment opportunities to all, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, political belief, creed, disability that does not prohibit performance of essential job functions or that cannot be accommodated, or conviction for which a pardon has been granted. However, where two or more applicants have comparable or equivalent skills and qualifications, preference shall be given, in the following order, to persons who are members of the Penticton Indian Band, to persons who are of the Okanagan Nation, to persons who are of Indigenous heritage, First Nation or Metis’. We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for the interview will be contacted.