• Horizon North
  • Aldergrove,BC
  • Nov 02, 2018
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description


The Plant Foreman coordinates manufacturing operations and oversees workers at the Aldergrove factory. As the point of reference of both workers the Manufacturing Manager and Shared Services Mangers on-site, the Foreman will be a key person for the completion of each project. The successful candidate will have a solid background in the wooden structure construction, proven leadership skills and ability to direct the work of others. A background in LEAN/Six Sigma and Industrial Safety, as well as good computer skills is needed.

This position is safety sensitive, and as such will require pre-employment alcohol, drug and fitness to work testing as a condition of employment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate tasks according to priorities and plans
  • Produce schedules and monitor attendance of crew
  • Allocate general and daily responsibilities
  • Supervise and train workers and tradespeople
  • Ensure manpower and resources are adequate
  • Guarantee all safety precautions and quality standards are met
  • Supervise the use of machinery and equipment
  • Monitor expenditure and ensure it remains within budget
  • Resolve problems when they arise
  • Report on progress to managers, engineers etc.

Key Skills & Qualifications Required:

  • A University degree
  • Proven experience as construction foreman
  • In-depth knowledge of construction procedures, equipment and OSH guidelines
  • Understanding of electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems
  • Ability to read drawings, plans and blueprints
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate and report effectively
  • Aptitude in math
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Good physical condition and stamina
  • High school diploma or diploma in a skilled trade (electrician, carpenter etc.) Confidence
  • Technical skills:
    • Reading and understanding blueprints and specifications
    • An understanding of wood frame construction and associated trades
    • Experience managing staff in a formal and technical Health & Safety focused organization
  • Organisation and efficiency
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • IT and numerical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Teamworking skills

Skills & Qualifications Preferred:

  • University Degree
  • Project management skills
  • LEAN/Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Experience training
  • Knowledge of BC Employment regulations and processes

Time Requirement:

  • Regular plant hours:   07:00 – 3:30 PM, M-F
  • After hours and weekends on-call
  • Available to oversee OT as required
  • 10% travel to other plants

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.