Production Manager

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Two men in hard hats working in an industrial environment


  • Location: Medicine Hat, Alberta

  • Business Area: Operations

  • Schedule: Full Time

At CF Industries, our mission is to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably. Our employees are focused on safe and reliable operations, environmental stewardship, and disciplined capital and corporate management. By joining CF, you will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work and you’ll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas.  You’ll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and where you can be yourself at work, as part of an authentic team that encourages you to share your views and opinions.  Our eight manufacturing complexes in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, an unparalleled storage, transportation and distribution network in North America, and logistics capabilities enabling a global reach underpin our strategy to leverage our unique capabilities to accelerate the world’s transition to clean energy.



Job Summary:

Reporting to the General Manager, the Production Manager, is responsible for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of the production and shipping facilities by providing effective, empowered leadership to the Production Department.

Job Description:

Environment, Health & Safety:

  • Demonstrates safety leadership by empowering the team to enhance the safety culture, creating an environment where all employees are openly engaged in striving towards a zero incident worksite
  • Develops and maintains a working knowledge of plant and relevant external policies and standards that apply to an operating and shipping facility and ensures compliance with requirements
  • Demonstrates leadership visibility, ensuring actions continually reinforce EHS performance is a core value
  • Fosters a culture of open, continuous learning and sharing from all EHS incidents, near misses and opportunities

Plant Operations:

  • Maintains up-to-date technical knowledge of all aspects of production and shipping operations
  • Demonstrates a passion and drive for continuous improvement through optimizing existing assets as well as working closely with the Engineering Department to ensure the right project opportunities are explored
  • Develops Production Department budgets (cost, production, efficiency) for annual budget process and effectively manages production resources to deliver results
  • Fosters an effective department relationship with Maintenance to ensure the right things are worked on at the right time to deliver continuously improving reliability
  • Assists General Manager in ensuring an effective communication with corporate Supply Chain and Raw Material Purchasing to ensure inventory and gas availability issues do not adversely impact the ability to meet production targets
  • Understands and complies with established departmental processes and procedures designed to support internal control efforts

People Leadership & Development:

  • To develop competent and skilled employees able to meet the current and future needs of the Production Department while providing opportunities for High Potential employees
  • Ensure all members of the Production Department are given a quality performance review and development plan, maximizing the potential of each and every employee
  • Ensure Production Department employees are managed consistent with site policies and according to site managing principles
  • Effectively manage people resources to provide the optimum coverage for continuous safe, efficient operation of the assets

Site Leadership Team:

  • Actively participates as a member of the Site Leadership Team (SLT) representing the Production department and contributing to the SLT from their area of expertise and experience
  • Participate in strategic planning activities to establish priorities
  • Own and execute relevant elements of strategic plan

Position Qualifications:

  • A graduate with a B.Sc. degree in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • A minimum of 7 - 10 years’ experience in the petrochemical or nitric fertilizer complex strongly preferred 
  • This individual will have a minimum of 5 years experience in a leadership or management role with a strong focus and ability on interpersonal skills and effectiveness
  • PEng designation would be an asset

The successful applicant will also have demonstrated a high degree of proficiency in the following core competencies: Engage Teams, Collaboration, Build Talent, Manage Execution, Achieve Results, Use a Strategic Mindset, Leverage Business Acumen, Be Courageous and Be Resilient.

Position Scope/ Contributions:

Position is responsible for the efficient operation of two 1,800 tonnes/day Ammonia Plants and,  one 2,300 tonnes/day Urea Plant with a nominal output of 1,200,000 tons/year of ammonia and 800,000 tons/year of urea. The loading, shipping and transportation responsibilities of the manufactured products are also part of the position responsibilities.

Supervisory Relationship:

Total Number of Employees Supervised: Directly- 5 Indirectly - 110

Position Requirements:

The successful incumbent will have:

  • Have demonstrated the competencies required for this position
  • Have demonstrated the ability to work safely and in compliance with site safety, health and environmental standards and practices
  • Must be willing and able to travel internationally
  • Excellent communication skills to interface with all levels throughout the organization and external parties
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

We offer competitive compensation with all employees eligible to receive a bonus and access to retirement plan(s).  In addition, we provide comprehensive health, dental, vision benefits and well-being programs and incentives to help meet your physical, financial, emotional and work-related goals. We also offer competitive vacation, flex time and our Scheduled Day Off Program (SDO).

How We Grow - We recruit those who are interested in a career with CF Industries and develop and promote people from within through our Talent Management System.  Our system also allows you to connect and network/mentor with other professionals in different departments and areas across our organization. This system guides how we hire, how we train, who we promote, how we reward, and more! 

  • CF Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.  


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