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Supervisor - Millwright Job

DATE POSTED: Jul 22,2017

Fort Saskatchewan, AB

CATEGORY : Maintenance


JOB ID: 2017-5774

FULL JOB TITLE: Supervisor, Millwright

Supervisor, Millwright

If you live safety always and everywhere and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.

Cultivating Excellence is Agrium’s culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is aboutachieving superior results with integrity together, connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to own your own engagement, the opportunity to be innovative. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never imagined while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.

Who You Will Work With

You will work daily beside teams of people who will care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.

Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential. You will own your own work and find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working along beside 15,000 people around the globe who care about you.

Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent, the Millwright Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day safe and efficient supervision and execution of the Millwright department’s preventative, routine and immediate maintenance requirements.

Key Tasks:

  • Ensure safe and efficient work practices (people, work processes and practices)
  • Develop plans to maintain/increase equipment reliability; Develop maintenance procedures and monitor their use, compliance, and efficiency
  • Understand and implement Agrium’s Maintenance Standards and best practices
  • Monitor PM/PdM compliance, and ensure high housekeeping standards are maintained
  • Be the key Interface for team with other Supervisors, Project Engineers, Materials Management, Planning, Operations, and others. Keep management apprised of unit status.
  • Complete annual performance reviews for all direct reports; Mentor maintenance personnel within the team

TheIdeal Candidate

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, our ideal candidate must be committed to achieving superior results with integrity and sustaining our safe and positive work environment while having the ability to embrace working side by side others in a diverse culture.



As a leader, you are to take personal accountability for the successful implementation of site & corporate strategies & decisions. You are to seek a personal understanding of strategies, goals and decisions and help others to understand how they are expected to contribute.

Environment, Health & Safety

You are responsible for the safety of all personnel. You are accountable for your team’s adherence to policies and environmental regulations. You are expected to demonstrate safe behavior at all times and to champion a healthy, environmentally responsible and safe work place.

Production Optimization-

As a front line supervisor you are accountable for your team’s results. You are expected to provide daily work direction that optimizes the use of available resources (people, time, job assignments, and equipment). This includes cross-functional co-ordination and the use of all reports and business support processes in your area of responsibility (e.g. Work Orders, SAP, Environmental Health & Safety Management System, etc.) You are expected to monitor performance indicators and proactively address issues that could impact your team’s results.

Performance Management & Employee Development-

You are to effectively manage team and individual performance by providing clear definition of roles & expectations, connecting individual/team goals/expectations with business priorities, and seeking feedback on what’s working and what’s not working. You are expected to provide regular coaching, give frequent recognition for achievements and to address performance gaps by helping employees recognize and close them. You are responsible for implementing corrective or disciplinary action after seeking consultation with your supervisor and Human Resources advisor. In keeping with business priorities, you are to coordinate opportunities for growth & development for your team members.

Relationships & Communication-

You are to facilitate effective communication within your team, between work groups (shifts, departments –on or off site -, external agencies), and with management. Effective communication includes the sharing of pertinent information in a timely manner with the relevant people (up, down or across), and effective listening to ensure understanding. This will assist you to create teamwork and collaboration and will result in more effective decision-making and optimum business results.

Continuous Improvement

You are to seek best practices on & off site to continuously improve processes and team productivity and effectiveness. You will work with your team to support, plan and implement changes as needed.


  • High School Diploma
  • Journeyman provincial or inter-provincial ticket,
  • 7-10 years progressive, applicable experience
  • Solid understanding in planning and scheduling maintenance work
  • Computer skills including SAP knowledge
  • Solid understanding of maintenance practices and processes

Why Agrium?

Winning together; Our Cultivating Excellence culture coupled with great people and delivering superior results with integrity is what sets Agrium apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company, listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

Agrium’s organizational culture promotes sustainability and innovation, with a vision to help ‘feed the world’ in ways that protect the environment, support economic vitality, and enhance communities.

Agrium is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and veterans.

Those interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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