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Electrical Engineering Supervisor-North Vancouver Terminal

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Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Western Canada, Canada
Company: Cargill, Inc
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Open Til: 25-Feb-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: General
Career Type: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: N/A

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Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services. With 158,000 employees in 66 countries, the company is committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers to help them succeed.
 
Cargill AgHorizons Canada employs over 1,000 employees in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and southwestern Ontario.
 
Cargill AgHorizons is seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer Supervisor for our North Vancouver Grain Terminal.
 
General:
 
Under the general direction of the Terminal Engineering and Maintenance Manager, the incumbent will Supervisor the efforts of maintenance group members under his / her charge in the execution of Reliability Excellence initiatives supporting the other fundamental spheres of the Operational Excellence Strategy promoting reliable, safe and sustainable terminal operations. This will include Transformer and Distribution System Maintenance, CSD Testing, and Process Control devices such as plug chutes and Variable Frequency Drives.
 
Accountabilities:
 
Risk Management
 
Develops, incorporates and reviews procedures, executes ‘Hazard Assessments’, training and education programs with the primary objective of carrying out all maintenance work safely while enhancing the operational reliability of terminal equipment.  The incumbent will lead specific training efforts for maintenance staff and operational personnel with respect to all new or substantially modified equipment or processes. (change management)  The Supervisor will be involved directly with monthly joint committee safety meetings and/or the resultant recommendations with maintenance staff in the review, discussion and implementation of such. 
 
Maintenance staff meetings are held to cover safety and procedural issues while personal observations and contacts in the field are made to inspect or discuss specific job issues and to ensure all safety protocols are adhered to.
 
The incumbent actively participates and takes ownership of initiatives outside of the maintenance realm as assigned.  Examples includes Port Security requirements, and implementation and frontline leadership for EH&S initiatives.
Cargill maintains a Quality Management System ISO 9001-2000, which encompasses the maintenance group.  The Supervisor is directly responsible and thus accountable for sections that are inherently related to his/her employee group.
 
Talent Management
 
The Supervisor is principally responsible for ensuring chargehand, technologists and trades personnel are properly recognized for their contributions and safe performance of their duties.
 
The Supervisor will coach, counsel, and mentors the chargehand and individual technologist and trades personnel. 
 
Employee engagement has an impact on employee morale and productivity.  The Supervisor in his/her role promotes fairness, constructive feedback and equal opportunity amongst his/her reports, working towards opening and improving communication lines and promoting mutual respect between all staff.
 
The Supervisor is responsible for directing the necessary resources for proper and timely training of employees under his/her direction.
 
The Supervisor is responsible for Collective Agreement application and administration with respect to his/her employee group (i.e. electrical or mechanical) within Local 333 of the Grain Workers’ Union.)  He/she will take responsibility for attendance management and will respond to grievances.  Regarding discipline of employees, he/she will have full responsibility for the first step in the grievance process and consultative responsibilities at the second and third stages up to and including termination of an employee.
The incumbent will be responsible for group vacation scheduling and overtime.
 
The maintenance plan contemplates the use of outside resources, such as contractors or service agencies/shops to perform some aspects of equipment or building/structure repair.  Time constraints, capabilities, expertise, and cost are just a few of the Supervisor’s considerations in evaluating the need for outsourcing.
 
Capital Effectiveness
 
As a member of the Reliability Excellence team the incumbent contributes to identify and prioritize items to yield annual, three and five year projections of maintenance and capital spending requirements.  The individual will assist in refining the development of the annual projection of spending to create a formal budget reflecting the upcoming year’s maintenance requirements (referencing historical spending to identify the frequency and magnitude of expenditures).  The incumbent will utilize his/her unique knowledge/experiences to identify the funds necessary for special projects; unusual maintenance requirements or special equipment purchases.  Examples include, Electrical Distribution Testing, process changes and upgrades (Electricall).  Once finalized and approved, the Supervisor as a member of the leadership team, will be accountable and responsible to ensure the maintenance budget is managed in accord with established metrics.
 
The Supervisor works to ensure an effective material/services purchasing program is in place and sustained, incorporating Cargill’s policies, procedures, and ethics.  Organized purchasing practices will ensure equipment, material, and personnel needs of the terminal are always met, while maintaining a safe and continuous operation.  All purchases must meet Cargill’s requirements in terms of corporate policies and procedures.  The Supervisor will identify and work with a select group of reliable suppliers with products priced to meet expectations.
 
Operational Effectiveness
 
There is a need for a strong service orientation aimed at “customer” satisfaction. (i.e. Operations)  The Supervisor monitors PM performance, conducts equipment reviews, develops programs for long-term improvements, initiates corrective actions on reoccurring maintenance or other problems, and coordinates major maintenance projects.  Key measures for the Supervisor will be equipment availability and reliability.
 
Generation of documentation as it relates to equipment histories, regulatory agency requirements and as an essential component of the Due Diligence Process is expected.
The individual ensures effective spare parts and equipment inventory/outsourcing arrangements are in place and maintained consistent with asset criticality. The objective is to effectively manage and reduce downtime promoting the efficiency of repair actions and cost containment.
 
Data from inspections, tests and measurements conducted on a regular basis will be analyzed. Any corrective or preventive measures will be incorporated in to the overall maintenance plan.
 
Contracts, Purchasing & Maintenance Parts Inventory:
 
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