Production - Lead Hand

Edmonton, AB Full-time
Hydrofarm LLC is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled

Hydrofarm is a leading distributor and manufacturer of hydroponics equipment and supplies for controlled environment agriculture, including high intensity grow lights, climate control solutions, and growing media, as well as a broad portfolio of innovative and proprietary branded products. For over 40 years, Hydrofarm has helped growers make growing easier and more productive. And while we have been around for over four decades, we are not done yet! We continue to grow and expand our operations - bringing the best talent and capabilities to keep pace with our aspirations in the market.

Our mission is to empower growers, farmers and cultivators with products that enable greater quality, efficiency, consistency, and speed in their grow projects.

Aurora Peat Products produces professional grade Canadian Sphagnum peat moss products that enhance crop productivity and overall growing media quality for a wide range of industries and uses such as: soil mixes for the horticulture market, soil conditioners, mushroom casing material, general vegetable gardening, cannabis, and reforestation seedlings. We are a leader in promoting sustainability within our environment and industry.  We believe that people matter most - because our people drive our business, engage with our customers, and continue transform our company.

More information? Check us out - If you are aligned with our mission and beliefs, let's connect.

We are currently looking for a Peat Moss Production Plant - Lead Hand 

The LEAD HAND position is a working lead among the employees in the plant and will be the first contact for co-workers on any work-related issues.  The position requires working closely with the production manager to ensure efficient and safe operation of the plant.  The position requires leadership, reliability, punctuality, strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and make decisions.  

Responsibilities of Lead Hand:

  •  Promote and maintain and a safe work environment in compliance with OHS regulations.  In Case of Emergency take the proper actions with safety and management
  •  Follow all company policies and procedures, be a positive example for all others to follow
  •  Overview plant start-up and shut down when necessary
  •  Maintain accurate information and records as defined by management where applicable
  •  Troubleshoot minor issues and problems with equipment, work closely with support staff such as millwrights and management by communicating effectively and resolving issues
  •  Ensure production goals are met and the bales produced are of quality and proper yield, communicate and make changes as required.
  •  Ensure every employee is operating machinery and forklifts as intended, along with assisting in training of new employees
  •  Identify and report negative impact issues and support continuous improvement efforts with management
  •  Promote good housekeeping practices
  •  Facilitate regular team communication and motivate staff to complete assigned tasks
  •  Experience operating various types of mobile equipment - forklift, loader, skid steer
  •  Able to work under pressure 
  •  Other duties as assigned

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice

Hydrofarm is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin , ancestry, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, and gender expression, religious creed, disability, genetic information, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, denial of family and medical care leave, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.

The Company will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. 


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