Afternoon Shift Manager
Seaspan ULC
Vancouver, BC, Canada
6d ago

The Afternoon Shift Manager is responsible for managing the direction of all production activities at Vancouver Shipyards for the second shift.

The role is responsible for the safe, efficient and timely completion of new construction and all vessel repair work including monitoring assigned projects and ensuring schedule, budget and customer requirements are satisfied.

The successful incumbent will be responsible for ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with shipyard safety, quality and environment policies and procedures.

Duties / Accountabilities

  • Oversees projects by maintaining manpower levels as dictated by work schedules, providing information, planning and providing direction for General Supervisors and Charge Hands
  • Responsible for monitoring projects through the various stages to ensure workmanship meets the SMC Quality Policy, customer requirements and that work is completed on time and within budget
  • Manages and coordinates the work and schedules with General Supervisors, subcontractors and vendors within the yard
  • Monitors work progress by following up and assessing job status with the General Supervisors
  • Provides direction as necessary in order to ensure priorities, budgets and customer expectations are achieved
  • Provides leadership to General Supervisors, Charge Hands and workers by providing guidance and training where needed to maintain appropriate standards
  • Takes disciplinary action when required, and ensures compliance with union agreement and WCB regulations
  • Determines and allocates manpower to projects in accordance to plan and priorities, and ensures that General Supervisors assign work to individuals with the skills and abilities needed to complete tasks efficiently
  • Improves departmental skills and productivity levels by liaising with, General Supervisor and Charge Hands in regards to assessing skills and work habits of individual employees
  • Assists sub-contractors by clarifying project details and providing additional information required to complete the work accordingly
  • Administers disciplinary action as required
  • Communicates HSEQ plans to General Supervisors and ensures that all employees in the yard look to eliminate safety hazards at every opportunity.
  • Maintains shift records, ISO and project control documentation.
  • Ensures that the charge-hands and the workers comply with VSY safety, quality and standard operating procedures
  • Conducts regular maintenance and safety inspections for equipment, facilities and work sites ensuring that deficiencies are quickly rectified
  • Works with the Disability Coordinator and the Rehabilitation Consultant to facilitate injured employees returning to work on a graduated return to work basis by identifying and evaluating appropriate tasks and work conditions
  • Attends monthly SMC Safety Committee meetings to stay informed of company policies, procedures and safety issues. Shares information and contributes to policy and procedure development
  • Education and Experience

  • Post-secondary degree or trade certificate preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of related work experience
  • Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Applicable trade certifications and qualifications for performance and inspection of work
  • Proficient knowledge of production responsibilities specific to shipbuilding (welding, metal fabrication, electrical, pipefitting, paint / sandblasting, mechanical, rigging)
  • Skills and Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Experience in the application of behavioural-based safety
  • Strong written, verbal and electronic communication skills
  • Demonstrates ability to make mature and timely job site decision
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