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Production Operator

Location: Brookfield
Company: Lafarge
Hours: Full time

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As the global leader in innovative and sustainable building materials, we’re committed to shaping a greener, smarter and healthier world. At Lafarge Canada Inc., safety comes first, collaboration matters and diversity is celebrated with people who share our desire to continually make our materials better.

Do you have the drive, the skills, and the passion to join us?


The Production operator works as part of an integral team responsible for the cement manufacturing process in an automated heavy duty industrial facility. The position must act as a key player within the Production Team. Ensure the equipment is functioning properly, operated safely and efficiently. Ensure that all the necessary raw materials and fuels are fed correctly. Ensure that the products produced meet the quality requirements defined in the applicable standards.


  1. Ensure the raw materials, intermediate products and fuels are fed correctly through the right place at the right time
  2. Inspect, troubleshoot and optimize the operation of the plant’s manufacturing equipment.
  3. Perform quality control sampling, analysis and reporting for cement and intermediate products produced
  4. Ensure the safety of our people and the safe operation of the plant's equipment
  5. Ensure production department operations comply with the applicable environmental requirements and regulations
  6. Follow standard operating procedures to guarantee safe operations and meet product quality requirements
  7. Perform safety field level risk assessments and pre-use inspections on different equipment
  8. Report any safety incident, near miss, accident, unsafe conditions, unsafe behaviors and take the proper immediate actions if required
  9. Operate mobile equipment such as: skid steer, forklift, tele handler and articulated dump truck
  10. Actively participate in the installation, replacement and/or repair of thermal insulating lining on different equipment when required

Relationship with Others

  • Control Room Operator – Coordinate and receive instructions. Report operation and equipment conditions, share quality analysis results, and report any safety incident or condition.
  • Maintenance Operators – Coordinate and help to accommodate the equipment under the necessary conditions when required
  • Labour Operators – Coordinate and help to accommodate the equipment under the necessary conditions when required
  • Production coordinator – Receive instructions, training, provide operation and safety reports, require equipment, materials and/or tools
  • Production Manager – Receive instructions, training, provide operation and safety reports, require equipment, materials and/or tools
  • Quality Supervisor – Receive instructions, training, provide quality and safety reports
  • Quality Manager – Receive instructions, training, provide quality and safety reports

Specific Accountabilities:

Field Operator:

  • Feed correctly the raw materials, intermediate products and fuels when they are needed.
  • Inspect equipment during operation to ensure is working properly
  • Troubleshoot equipment failures and work together with the control room operator to troubleshoot process issues.
  • Perform inspections in different points of the production line and provide feedback to control room operator
  • Move material rejects and/or spills when needed
  • Haul and dump Kiln dust to the dumpsite
  • Load kiln dust to trailers to send to customers
  • Report any safety incident, near miss, accident, unsafe conditions, unsafe behaviors and take the proper immediate actions if required
  • Actively participate in the installation, replacement and/or repair of thermal insulating lining on different equipment when required
  • Report any relevant information or conditions regarding the plant operations to the production coordinator and/or manager

Lab Operator:

  • Collect samples from different parts of the process and prepare them to be analyzed
  • Run different lab equipment to perform tests to determine the product quality
  • Adjust certain process variables to meet the quality defined parameters provided by the quality department
  • Provide analysis results to the control room operator to adjust process conditions or take any actions if required
  • Fill up quality control and report files
  • Clean the lab equipment and tools used
  • Perform housekeeping in the lab working area
  • Help the field operator with certain tasks when required and/or possible
  • Report any safety incident, near miss, accident, unsafe conditions and/or unsafe behaviors and take the proper immediate actions if required
  • Actively participate in the installation, replacement and/or repair of thermal insulating lining on different equipment when required
  • Report any relevant information or conditions regarding the plant operations to the production coordinator and/or manager, quality supervisor and/or manager
DimensionsProduction operator reports to the production coordinator

  • Technical diploma from a Post-Secondary program (Mechanical, Electrical or similar)
  • Thrive in a highly participative work environment with minimal supervision
  • Have a team player attitude and excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Have strong decision making skills and are able to prioritize and resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Ability to work independently and alongside a team in a fast-paced production environment
  • Proven work experience in an industrial facility
  • Mechanical and/or electrical aptitude, including experience working with tools and/or equipment
  • Must be safety–oriented
  • Must be able to follow instructions, rules and regulations is essential
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts, and any mandatory weekday/weekend
  • Must be willing and able to perform work that includes manual lifting, carrying and moving tools and equipment; continuous walking and standing; regular bending
  • Must participate in all contractual, legislative or corporately mandated training
  • Must be able to use power/hand tools, hoists, and other equipment and machinery
  • Be able to work rotating shifts

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to perform medium to heavy tasks such as lifting, pushing, pulling on a frequent basis
  • Must be able to perform constant standing and walking
  • Vision ability to see near and far distances

Lominger Competency

  • Action oriented
  • Problem solving
  • Technical learning
  • Time management
  • Timely decision making
  • Functional or technical skills

As we are reinventing the way the world builds, we need world-class talent to join our Lafarge Canada team: people who are passionate, driven by curiosity and keen to grow, learn, develop and thrive in our high-performance culture.

Whatever you do, you will make a difference here. Because we know that your passion and curiosity are the natural resources the world needs.

We thank you for your interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Lafarge is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages the applications from women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Lafarge Canada Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. In Ontario, our organization/business is committed to fulfilling our requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Lafarge Canada is committed to providing a safe environment for employees, customers, contractors and vendors. As such, in keeping with the requirements of our industry associations, partners, and clients across Canada, Lafarge Canada has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination policy intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As of October 1st, 2021, all new employees joining Lafarge Canada, subject to any requirement to accommodate pursuant to applicable human rights legislation, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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