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