Operations Supervisor - International Pier
5d ago


The Operations Supervisors will have dual responsibilities, being classed as a working Supervisor when required. The primary responsibility of the Operations Supervisor is the direct supervision of team members working in and about the Sydney International Coal Pier, ensuring a safe work environment, and efficient work practices.

The Operations Supervisor will plan and execute the requirements of the day to day activities of the Savage operations within International Coal Pier at Sydney Nova Scotia, working in conjunction with the Operations Manager, and customer liaisons.


  • Effective execution of a business plan for the Sydney International Pier, as related to the coal distribution aspect related of this operation
  • Follow and sets goals that are aligned with operation and company initiatives and strategy, with an emphasis on continuous improvement and accountability
  • Effective understanding, interpretation for the operation’s financial performance
  • Hands on, hard-working, self-starter, with aspirations of advancement
  • Leadership and team building abilities
  • Ability to multi-task in any or all of these areas
  • Team members and business associates, treating all with professionalism and care;
  • Work individually and as a team
  • Customer requirements understanding and delivery execution in balance with the company and customer’s needs.
  • Manage and maintain customer relationships
  • Commit to lead the Savage Safety Specialist Program;
  • Commit to lead the Savage System
  • Willingness to properly wear all required Personal Protect Equipment as deem necessary by labour standards and Savage.
  • Mechanical and technical aptitude
  • General understanding of industrial safety & environmental issues, professionalism & cleanliness
  • Disciplined planning & productivity (effective utilization of people and equipment)
  • Disciplined maintenance of equipment and facilities, effectively utilizing internal and external resources as appropriate
  • Understand, and qualify in required certification for all aspect of Marine Security regulatory requirements
  • Comply with all requirements of Marine Facility security
  • Task directly associated to the mooring of incoming vessels, and unmooring of vessels at the completion of coal discharge
  • Understand, and qualify in required certification for all aspects of regulatory environmental requirements of the operation
  • Effective communication skills and knowledge to effectively interact with regulatory entities pertaining to Provincial rail, marine, and labour relations aspects
  • Complete all training as identified as mandatory for regulatory compliance, as well as company associated course and training assigned by the Savage.
  • Training sessions may involve in-house, on line. Training may be conducted locally or on occasion - out of province offsite training

  • Perform other tasks as instructed
  • Qualifications

  • Previous Operations Supervisor experience in materials handling preferred (5+ yrs. leading 10+ people)
  • Engineering degree preferred but not required;
  • MFSO (Marine Facility Security Officer) or PWSR (Person with Security Responsibilities) certification preferred.
  • CROR (Canadian Railway Operating Rules) certification preferred.
  • Basic understanding of material handling facilities and equipment including the associated components and maintenance thereof (conveyors, dust collectors, mobile equipment, locomotives, railcars, track and track geometry, etc.).
  • Understanding of industrial conveyor systems, equipment from an operating and safety perspective;
  • Understanding of heavy mobile equipment from an operating and safety perspective;
  • Understanding of Railway equipment from an operating and safety perspective;
  • Experience with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS);
  • Knowledge of computers and related hardware / software;
  • Above average spreadsheet and word processing skills;
  • Ability to write in English coherently with proper grammar and tone;
  • Willing to study and learn new technical skills and techniques
  • Education / Experience

  • High School or GED
  • 2-5 years of experience preferred but not required
  • Physical Requirements

  • Must have the ability to wear full PPE;
  • Must be able to safely perform the essential functions of the job without posing a direct threat to the safety of his or her own self, or the safety of others
  • Ability to work in an environment containing coal dust, hazardous noise, confined space, and in hot or cold environments.
  • Must be willing to work any shift, including weekends, holidays and overtime as needed
  • Must be able to pass a fit test and pulmonary function test for the purposes of wearing a respirator and recertify annually or as needed;
  • Must be able to work outside in all elements;
  • Must be able to walk extended periods of time, walk on uneven ground, bend, stoop, kneel;
  • Must be able to climb ladders and on and off material handling equipment;
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