Shift Operations Supervisor - Charlotte Bioenergy Facility



People & HR, Operations
Charlotte, NC, USA
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2023

About Us:

Anaergia (TSX: ANRG) is a global leader in offering sustainable solutions to produce clean energy and the conversion of waste streams to resources. Through a proven portfolio of proprietary technological solutions, Anaergia maximizes the generation of renewable energy, diversion of waste from landfill and reduction of greenhouse gases for customers across the municipal, industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors. Headquartered in Burlington, ON, and through its multiple subsidiaries across North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, Anaergia is trusted at more than 1,600 installations globally.

Company Description:

Anaergia is a global leader in the production of clean energy, fertilizer, and recycled water from virtually any waste stream, offering the widest range of maximizing resource recovery solutions for the municipal, industrial, commercial and agricultural markets. Anaergia's integrated solutions create value for its customers in the forms of renewable energy, quality fertilizers and clean water, while dramatically reducing the cost of waste management. Anaergia delivers integrated solutions globally through established offices in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia and its breakthrough technologies are in use at over a thousand resource recovery facilities worldwide, reducing greenhouse gas emissions while creating new revenue sources for its clients.

Facility Description:

Anaergia's Charlotte Bioenergy Facility converts organic waste streams into renewable electricity, and fertilizer products which would otherwise be destined for landfill disposal. The facility utilizes three combined heat and power engines to generate electricity.

Job Description:

This role reports to the Facility Manager at Rhode Island. The Shift Operations Supervisor will lead, manage and coach a team of operations and plant support employees at the site. The Shift Operations Supervisor under the direction of the Facility Manager has responsibility for establishing and maintaining world class safety and environmental standards for the site while driving a strong culture of operational discipline. The Shift Operations Supervisor has responsibility to support the Facility Manager to meet financial, operational, and performance goals for the facility and manage contractual matters for the site. The Shift Operations Supervisor will develop, review and implement procedures that improve operational efficiencies and increase revenues by using Best Practices while maintaining a high safety standard and compliance with all regulatory requirements. The Shift Operations Supervisor will be responsible to develop and deploy lean, efficient production and executing strategy through operational excellence, quality improvement, customer and supplier engagement, enhanced equipment reliability, repair and maintenance practices, business process consulting, supply chain development and alignment of the production line, to meet new product quality and developments.


  • Safety- Develop and maintain a world class culture of safety to be adhered to by all employees and contractors at the site.
  • Compliance - Maintain an immaculate compliance record with all regulatory and governmental agencies.
  • Championing company's policy frame work - Support the development of the Company's Vision Statement and the Company's strategy defining the Standards and code to be practiced, providing resources and implementing HR practices, site security and monitoring, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Work Instruction (WI) around operations, maintenance, production, accounting, safety, environmental monitoring and reporting, documentation, and record keeping; Support establishment and implementation of facility policies, goals, objectives and procedures that are in line with the Company's Vision Statement and Strategy conferring with other management team members as appropriate.
  • Budget and Revenue – Support meeting the Facility annual financial and commercial targets. Support reporting on monthly P&L and optimize profitability through operational and maintenance efficiencies and revenue enhancements that will result from market conditions.
  • Leadership - Abide by all internally established control systems and authorities; Lead by personal example and encourage all employees to conduct their activities in accordance with all applicable laws and the Company's standards and policies, including its safety and health and environmental policies.
  • Human Resources – Support implementation of performance incentive plan, keep high employee engagement and morale, minimize staff turnover, establish accountability expectations, develop leaders, support effective recruiting and staffing.
  • Reporting - Effective reporting to help the Facility Manager, Director of Operations and VP of Plant Operations draw conclusions, make inferences, and elicit crucial decisions.
  • Planning and Procedures - Develop sound planning, roles and responsibilities, procedures, and transparency in operations throughout the organization.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Production – Manage shift allocation and oversee operations staff to ensure each staff member is performing their duties to ensure production targets are met. Support performance improvement, and work with maintenance department to ensure equipment uptime and availability. Ensure all daily and weekly records are upkept.
  • Safety - Work with Facility Manager to ensure the safety and health of the workers and others who may be affected by activities at the facility, ensure compliance to Company's Health and Safety program and fulfilling all legal, safety and health requirements.
  • Environmental - Coordination with Regulator and other government and non-government agencies and community stakeholders regarding environmental compliance as required.
  • Communication - Communicate effectively with employees, Government authorities, other stakeholders and the public. This communication shall include development and modifications of SOPs and Best Practices. Utilize interpersonal savvy to rally internal and external resources to meet long-term goals, encourage coordination and cooperation throughout the organization.
  • Human Resources - Support Facility Manager's HR duties including, recruiting and hiring of new staff, mitigation, and terminations; evaluate employee performance and motivate to achieve peak productivity; minimize absenteeism and overtime payments, maintain and update the O&M organizational structure.
  • Report - Provide support to the Facility Manager to ensure that the ERP system is kept up-to-date to track budget variance, inventory, sales report, monthly budget and cash flow forecast, safety and environmental compliance, departmental and individual long term and short-term targets; Schedule coordination meetings to ensure progress, analysis and corrective actions are documented and tracked; Support Facility Manager to complete month end, quarterly and yearly reports and results for the facility.
  • Other – Undertake other work as assigned from time to time by the Facility Manager.

Job Requirements:

Education & Experience:

  • A college diploma or Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in technical field.
  • Eight Years of progressive relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.


  • Possesses a Minimum of 5 years of Operational Supervision (Administration, Operation and Engineering)
  • Experience of similar facilities including Anaerobic Digestion, Wastewater Treatment, Industrial Processes, Solid Waste and/or Power Production.


The Shift Operations Supervisor has the following skillsets:

  • Ability to motivate, engage and manage a team to achieve goals including safety, environmental, financial and production
  • Ability to maintain and promote safe work site for employees, contractors, vendors and visitors Ability to operate facility in compliance with all safety and environmental regulations and permits
  • Ability to support Facility Manager with all contractual agreements with utilities, suppliers, customers and contractors
  • Skilled in understanding technical drawings, documents, specifications Experienced training and coaching employees
  • Solid Waste/ Wastewater/ Biogas / Power Generation/ Industrial specific competences Hands-on, "roll-up sleeves" management style
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and cross-functional team management skills
  • Ability to coordinate staff and contractor efforts to solve problems and optimize plant operation
  • Strong analytical, decision-making and initiative capabilities
  • Ability to develop and utilize Standard Operating Procedures utilizing vendor manuals, instructions and industry knowledge
  • Ability to analyze data and write reports
  • Ability to implement budgets and long-term plans
  • Ability to administer company policies and procedures and maintain a strong culture of operational discipline
  • Fluent in English

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As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Anaergia provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Anaergia will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.