Plant Superintendent
St. Canut, Mirabel, Ontario, Canada
8d ago


Covia is a leading supplier of minerals and material solutions to the industrial and energy markets. The formation of Covia in 2018 is the most recent of many significant milestones in our shared history.

Built from the merging of Fairmount Santrol and Unimin Corporation, Covia’s rich legacy includes many achievements across industries and capital success through partnership.

Our ability to deliver the right product, to the right place, at the right time, is unmatched. Just as strong is our commitment to building partnerships that help our customers succeed.

Quality and innovation are at the foundation of Covia; but our real strength is our people. Covia employs a diverse and highly-

skilled team of professionals to convert natural minerals into engineered solutions for our customers. Every member of our team has a valuable opportunity to help shape our future and make a positive impact on the world around us through our commitment to the locations where we live and work.

Covia is looking for a dynamic Plant Superintendent who will have a positive impact on the Operations team at its St. Canut, QC location.

As a Plant Superintendent, you will administer and control all plant operating and shipping activities in a safe, environmentally responsible, and cost-

effective manner, with emphasis on Continuous Improvement.

  • Plan and direct daily production and shipping systems through the production and shipping supervisors. Ensure that all departments have a plan and the resources they require to complete the plan on time and on budget.
  • Using the philosophy and techniques of continuous improvement to, improve quality, eliminate waste, decrease costs, and improve productivity’s and other efficiencies.

  • Manage, co-ordinate work and ensure capital expenditure and continuous improvement projects are scheduled and completed in conformance with local regulations and company policies without affecting shipments.
  • Recommend changes in standards, work methods, equipment, and process modifications to improve performance, productivity, and profitability.

  • Provide safety leadership by participating in the Covia safety program, through coaching of supervisors and through direct interaction with hourly personnel.
  • Reinforce safe behaviours and promote a high level of housekeeping, ergonomic initiatives, and near hit reporting. Be proactive in the approach to investigate all safety incidents, root cause analysis and improvement initiatives.

  • Ensure all activities at the plant comply with local environmental regulations. Anticipate the likely impact on the environment that ongoing operations could have and act in accordance with maximizing sustainable operations.
  • Control the Quality Assurance systems to ensure that they are sufficient to provide customers with product within all required specifications.
  • Work to develop a system that predicts product quality before any concerns manifest.

  • Maintain positive relationships as an agent of change and leader. Work as an effective member of the salary management team and as a leader to the hourly workforce.
  • Promote all change initiatives as prescribed by Plant Management.

  • Mining, Mineral Process Engineering degree or equivalent required
  • 5-7 years of experience in a manufacturing, energy or mining environment
  • Advanced excel skills, process analysis
  • French / English bilingual preferred
  • Safety focused leadership, teamwork and details oriented
  • Excellent Healthcare Benefits medical, vision, dental
  • Company paid Pension Plan
  • Vacation + Paid Holidays
  • Education Assistance
  • Disability, Life / AD&D
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • At Covia, we strive for and support a diverse workforce as we recognize this lays the foundation of our success. Our compelling culture supports inclusion, individuality and respect within the workplace.

    We are committed to providing employment opportunities to the most qualified candidate based on work-related factors and without regard to non-

    work-related factors including race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status.

    The organization offers competitive salaries, advancement opportunities, and a full range of benefits.

  • Covia is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. Please advise if you require accommodation;
  • we will work with you to meet your needs.

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