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Operations Manager in Sarnia at Veolia North America

Date Posted: 1/6/2019

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Job Description

Are you a resourcer?

Veolia helps its customers to improve their energy efficiency, better manage their buildings, their water and wastewater and transform their waste into resources. We do this by finding safe, cost-effective and innovative solutions that we provide to our many clients (companies, garages, hospitals, municipalities, etc.). These make us THE global reference in the environment.
To fully participate in Canada's circular economy, we can count on more than 1250 employees like you! Currently, we are recruiting our next resource person whose role will be

Operations Manager

As an Operation Manager you will assess, monitor and direct work carried out for the Division by our Industrial and Chemical Cleaning Operators. You will ensure compliance with company Safety standards and policies and apply the rules stipulated by the regulatory authorities

Primary responsibilities

  • Protect the workers’ health and safety, including verifying personal protective equipment availability, confirming that the equipment is used appropriately by our Operators while operating on the customer site, guaranteeing equipment cleanliness, and analyzing risks and making the customer site secure
  • Assess future work in conjunction with the client’s representatives and assist senior management to prepare bids for future work
  • Manage resources to ensure operating costs are in line with budgeted and projected revenue
  • Obtain work permits and liaise with the client’s representative for work procedures (entry into confined spaces, lockout, etc.)
  • Coordinate work preparation according to ongoing contracts in conjunction with the appropriate departments and representatives
  • Manage the different teams on the work sites and be responsible for the safe execution of high pressure and chemical cleaning operations/projects
  • Manage personnel including performance, training and development and scheduling
  • Guarantee the respect and application of the policies and procedures established by the Company, the clients and government agencies 
  • Visit work sites and assess working methods and profitability
  • Organize health & safety breaks, site visits and audits of ongoing work
  • Prepare work during scheduled work stoppages in the clients’ premises
  • Complete the documents relating to hazardous situations, near misses, incidents and accidents at work
  • Attend monthly Health & Safety Committee meetings
  • When requested by Senior Management, carry out any work associated with his/her functions


Job Requirements


  • Requires 8 - 10 years’ experience in the industrial cleaning or chemical industry and equivalent experience in management
  • Requires experience leading in a unionized work environment
  • Demonstrates experience building a strong Safety culture in an industrial setting
  • Strong working knowledge of Ontario Health & Safety regulations
  • Experience in hydro blasting, tank cleaning and working with high pressure pumps is preferred
  • Requires a secondary school diploma or equivalent work experience in the heavy industrial construction or chemical industry.
  • Knowledge of Google Suite

Skills required

  • Demonstrated leadership, strong communication skills and good observation skills
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness and initiative
  • Strong business acumen
  • Document control experience, budgeting, scheduling and management experience
  • Time management and attention to detail

Candidates will be subject to a Criminal Record Search.
We thank all candidates for their interest in this position, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted