Operations Manager



Warsaw, Poland
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

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.

Job Overview:

This role reports to the Plant Manager. The Operations Manager has responsibility for managing aspects of the site, in concert with other managers, including safety, environmental, financial, HR, administration, operations, maintenance, and project management. The Operations Manager will lead, manage and coach a team of operations and plant support employees at the site. The Operations Manager under the direction of the Plant 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 Operations Manager has responsibility to support the Plant Manager to meet financial, operational, and performance goals for the facility and manage contractual matters for the site. The Operations Manager 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 Operations Manager 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, business process consulting, supply chain development and alignment of the production line, to meet new product quality and developments.

Job Responsibilities:

Safety - Deploy operational resources 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.

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 Plant 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 Plant 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; Complete month end, quarterly and yearly reports and results for the facility.

Construction - Provide feedback for the Company's Contractor's activities for new facility construction. Identify the strategic spare parts required for the new facility and arrange for their procurement, develop, review and approve the receipt of acceptable O&M manuals, provide input to add defects to the construction punch list, identification and rectification of defects during the guarantee period, issuance of final complete and performance certificate, manage operations staff during commissioning and takeover from EPC Contractor, etc.

Budget, Finance and Cash-management - Control all operational expenditures and ensure maintenances of all assets; Control finances to ensure funds for long and short-term commitments, make confident financial decisions to meet business objectives.

Other - Undertake work as assigned from time to time by the Plant Manager.

Job Requirements: Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in business or technical field. Eight Years of progressive relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.

Experience: Possesses a Minimum of 5 years of Operational Management (Administration, Operation and Engineering) experience of similar facilities including Anaerobic Digestion, Wastewater Treatment, Industrial Processes, and Solid Waste.

Key Competencies

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 Plant Manager with all contractual agreements with utilities, suppliers, customers and contractors

Skilled in understanding technical drawings, documents, specifications

Experienced training and coaching employees

Soild 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

Participate in public forums to support business development and community education

Fluent in English

For additional information on Anaergia, please visit www.anaergia.com

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.