Supervisor, Production-Mill Operations (Aurora, North Carolina, U.S.A.)
At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.
Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With approximately 20,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers.
We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.
Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.
This position reports directly to the General Supervisor, Mill.
What you will do:
Provide leadership, expertise, and direction for Mill production activities
Ensure work activities are conducted safely and according to schedules and plans by competent personnel in accordance with the relevant laws, regulations, standards, and operating procedures
Responsible for safely managing the daily production activities at the Mill
Plan, direct, coordinate, and execute daily activities based on the published schedule or directive
Monitor the progress of daily activities and helps crew identify and overcome any obstacles that affect safety and efficient production
Responsible for conducting site visits to ensure that all assigned work is performed in a safe manner
Provide direct supervision of the Mill Operating Crew during shift to ensure that the company’s business objectives as well as safety, health & environmental policies are met
Ensure the total process waste disposal system is operated to achieve productions goals
Supervise seven subordinates in the operation of the Mill Concentrator to produce good quality phosphate concentrates at low cost, in a safe and environmentally sound manner
Control flow of incoming ore, final concentrate products, waste disposal of rejects, clay and sand plus maintain a water balance in the recirculating Mill Pond
Issue work orders for repairs at the Reagent Building
Monitor and control of reagent make up and usage
Ensure safe working conditions in the building as well as proper housekeeping and compliance with company policies and rules
Effectively communicate and collaborate with department heads, engineers, shift supervisors, direct reports, trainers, safety and environmental personnel, mine, etc.
Coordinate production needs with planned maintenance activities with the Mine and Mill Maintenance Department
Review performance data, and develop and implement changes necessary to enhance safety, improve productivity, and lower production costs
Make recommendations in relation to measuring and improving production methods, employee, and equipment performance/efficiency, working conditions, and the quality of work produced
Ensure work is done to high health and safety standards
- Participation in Employee Involvement Teams is required
Evaluate and coordinate the training of all Mill Operations personnel to ensure optimal performance
Supervise and lead employees to be responsible for their own safety, and environmental awareness
Maintain a good working relationship between management and hourly personnel
Prepare work requests for the maintenance of equipment
Acquire needed supplies, and direct the efficient utilization of assigned resources
Inputs time verification data
Coordinates with the shift supervisor in the Mill Maintenance and Phos Acid departments
- May be required to work at high elevations and in open spaces such as platforms and/or catwalks
What you will bring:
High school diploma, along with demonstrated and related equivalent experience
Supervisory training and knowledge of Concentrator operations acquired by working up through operation job progression and supervisory training program
5-10 years mining leadership experience
Effective team builder with demonstrated abilities
Position requires incumbent to have a proven history of directing and coordinating business production needs
Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate all levels of personnel
Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills and be highly motivated and self-directed
- Must be able to observe and understand changing ground conditions and adjust job plans and equipment utilization as need to maintain a safe working environment
- Ability to conduct meetings and keep records of time, safety, production, and personnel
- Ability to effectively communicate-both verbally and through written instructions-task directions, and job assignments
- Strength and dexterity to personally inspect all areas of responsibility that may affect employee safety, and environmental integrity
Technical degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Science in relevant field, is preferred
- May be required to be clean shaven for safety reasons
- Ability to wear required, company-provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)--i.e., uniforms, steel-toed boots, safety glasses, emergency breathing apparatus
Are you a good match? Apply today!
Nutrien is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics
This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check and may be required to undergo a substance test. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
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