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  • Abbotsford, BC, CAN
  • Full Time

About Champ's Mushrooms

We are Western Canada's largest mushroom distributor located in the Fraser Valley of southwestern British Columbia. As a prominent leader in the mushroom marketing genre we consistently provide leading concepts in distribution & quality control for the mushroom industry. This ongoing growth has created numerous advancement opportunities for employees at all levels. We constantly look for ways to improve the work environment, provide a safe workplace, listen to our employees, communicate company information, and provide ongoing training to assist employees in performing their current job and prepare them for career opportunities. We also offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. We are now looking for an Operations Manager, Compost to join our team.

Role Overview

The Operations Manager, Compost will oversee production, operations, and sales for the composting facility at Champ's Farms in Aldergrove, BC. They will develop and manage policies and procedures for the compost program to ensure optimal functioning and continuous operation. Responsibilities include compost management, ensuring compost system uptime, and projects related to farm expansion, and supporting and training the composting staff in a manner that creates engagement and productivity within the team. The composting facility at Champ's Farms produces 1250 tons and the role will have a focus on expanding its capacity.

Location and Hours of Work

3151 260 St, Aldergrove,

BC V4W 2Z6, Canada

The standard operating hours for the Operations Manager, Compost will be 7AM-5PM with whatever hours required by the needs of the business from time to time.

Role Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the vision, mission and strategy development for all current and future composting operations
  • Responsible for ensuring compost facility's permits and compliance with the BC Environmental Management Act (EMA) and Organic Matter Recycling Regulation (OMRR)
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to create composting processes and policies, aligned with Champ's Mushrooms' business goals
  • Ensure key performance indicators for department are met and develop best practices to maximize potential.
  • Manage compost budget and ensure appropriate cost controls are in place
  • Address any issues pertaining to composting or organic waste management as well as the health and safety of employees
  • Ensure that all workers adhere to policies & procedures
  • Foster a culture of continual improvement and profitability
  • Foster a culture of respect and collaborative team work
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned as required

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a composting leadership role in a medium-sized facility, preferably food processing.
  • Post-secondary education in technical field, valid trade license, or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of the BC Environmental Management Act.
  • Strong food processing and/or agricultural background to support composting activities.
  • Previous exposure to working with Enterprise / Manufacturing Resource Planning systems considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of how to apply Lean Manufacturing, TPM and OEE to waste management approaches is considered an asset.

Preferred Skills

  • Ability to work with a high degree of independence and autonomy
  • Knowledge of compost planning and system implementation
  • Ability to create maintain a high-performance workplace culture through employee lifecycle
  • Knowledge of organic waste management practices within a food processing plant
  • Understanding of compost equipment, technologies and limitations and their effect on safety, quality, and productivity
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Enterprise / Manufacturing Resource Planning systems
  • Working knowledge of quality assurance and good manufacturing practices
  • Scheduling & employee management, including hiring and terminations
  • Mushroom farming experience is considered an asset
  • Ability to speak Spanish considered an asset

Physical Demands

  • Frequently required to utilize fine motor coordination in hands and arms.
  • Frequently required to lift, up to 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to balance, stoop or crouch.
  • Regularly required to climb stairs.
  • Occasionally exposed to a variety of temperatures, weather conditions, and sound levels.
  • Occasionally exposed to hazardous conditions requiring personal protective equipment.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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