Site Supervisor - Surrey Transfer Station

Location: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 01-09-2019
The Site Supervisor will provide leadership support to operations at the Transfer Station. Ensure that the receiving and shipping of recyclable materials and waste is efficient and safe. This includes organizing the transfer station’s resources, such as labour, equipment, processes, waste and recyclable materials inventories and other technology. This position follows management’s guidance and direction and sets daily activities, priorities and objectives for the site as well as maintains effective working relations with staff, other supervisors, and members of the general public in order to meet objectives and resolve issues on a timely basis.
Site Supervisors are required to be at 3 different transfer stations (North Vancouver, Surrey and Coquitlam) and are open 363 days per year. Applicants must be willing and able to work shifts which may include day, afternoon, graveyard and/or weekend shifts.

Emterra has an opening for a Site Supervisor at the Coquitlam Transfer Station location. The number of employees per crew can vary from 10 to 14, depending on site and degree of activity.

What will you do?
  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of transfer station staff, which includes weigh masters, equipment operators, recycling attendants and general labourers.
  • Under the direction of the Site Manager, ensure that production meets productivity goals in a safe manner;
  • Provide coaching to employees and progressive corrective discipline when necessary.
  • Provide customers with a great service experience at the transfer station;
  • Enforce disposal bans and regulations set by the government;
  • Coordinate with the maintenance team to ensure preventative maintenance is performed on schedule and downtime is minimized;
  • Work actively with scale and shipping personnel to coordinate material flowing in and out of the facility;
  • Ensure good housekeeping and a safe, well organized facility;
  • Prepare production and other reports;
  • Assist in training personnel;
  • Ability or willingness to be trained in operating and maintaining equipment;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
What will you bring?
  • Fluency in English and ability to communicate well with members of the public;
  • Ability and willingness to work shift work (day and evening), weekends and holidays;
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a supervisory role in a logistics, manufacturing or processing environment required;
  • Experience in the waste management and recycling industry is strongly preferred; 
  • Must be proactive and willing to learn;
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills;
  • Mobile equipment operation experience or certification is an asset.
What do we offer you?‚Äč
  • Attractive base salary along with Group Insurance Plan;
  • A solid organization within which you are able to develop your competencies for future growth;
  • Tuition reimbursement and professional development support;
  • Being part of a stable and growing sector in the Canadian economy;
  • A family-oriented culture with an entrepreneurial mind-set that encourages you to take ownership of your role and effect change.
No agencies. No phone calls please. Emterra thanks all applicants for their interest however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Emterra Group is a leader in providing integrated recycling resource management and waste disposal solutions to the industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sectors and municipalities throughout Canada. Our view of waste management means maximizing recycling and waste diversion. Whether you see it as garbage, waste, trash, rubbish or junk, we see waste another way – as a resource to be collected and recycled into new, usable products. From tire recycling to liquid waste – we turn waste into resources. 
Emterra Group is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all individuals in accordance with legislation and Human Rights in all provinces.  Should you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources in any of the following ways:  send an email to; by phone 905-336-9084, Extension 1103 or by mail to 1122 Pioneer Road, Burlington, ON L7M 1K4.
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