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Operations Lead

Carbon Upcycling Technologies

Carbon Upcycling Technologies

Mississauga, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024


Job Title: Operations Lead

Job Type: Full-time permanent
Department: Engineering & Field Operations
Location: Mississauga, ON

Are you passionate about sustainability and eager to play a crucial role in transforming CO2 into valuable products? Carbon Upcycling Technologies is looking for a dedicated and experienced Operations Lead to join our innovative team. In this role, you will work alongside our engineering team through the construction, commissioning, and transition to the operations phases of our projects. Ultimately, you will take the lead in managing the ongoing operations of our state-of-the-art plants.

Key Responsibilities

Project Phase Responsibilities:

  • Collaboration: Work closely with the engineering team during the construction and commissioning phases, ensuring seamless integration and functionality of all systems.
  • Site control – manage all aspects of the project site from implementing safe work procedures, to goods receiving to managing the site access, shifts and hours of work.
  • Commissioning Oversight: Oversee the commissioning process, verifying that all equipment and systems operate as intended.
  • Transfer to Operations: Facilitate a smooth handover from the project team to the operations team, ensuring all documentation, training, and support systems are in place.

Operational Phase Responsibilities:

  • Leadership: Take charge of the daily operations of the plant, ensuring efficient and safe production processes.
  • Team Management: Lead, mentor, and develop the plant operations team, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Performance Monitoring: Monitor plant performance, identifying areas for optimization and implementing corrective actions as needed.
  • Maintenance Oversight: Ensure that all plant equipment is properly maintained and that preventive maintenance schedules are adhered to.
  • Health & Safety: Uphold the highest standards of health, safety, and environmental compliance, ensuring that all operations are conducted safely and responsibly.
  • Process Improvement: Continuously seek opportunities to enhance plant operations, leveraging new technologies and best practices to improve efficiency and sustainability.
  • Reporting: Prepare and present regular reports on plant performance, operational issues, and improvement initiatives to senior management.


  • Experience: 10+ years of experience in plant operations, with a proven track record in the construction, commissioning, and operational phases of industrial projects.
  • Technical Expertise: Strong background in engineering and operations, with hands-on experience in process optimization, equipment maintenance, and team management.
  • Leadership Skills: Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate teams, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem-Solving: Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a proactive approach to identifying and addressing operational challenges.
  • Safety Focus: Deep commitment to health, safety, and environmental standards, with experience implementing and managing HSE programs.
  • Adaptability: Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, with a willingness to embrace change and drive continuous improvement.

Willingness to travel: up to 50% or more to Calgary and other sites internationally

Language: English

Why Join Us?

  • Opportunity to be at the forefront of the sustainability revolution, working on innovative solutions to combat climate change
  • Collaborative and inclusive work culture that values creativity, diversity, and continuous learning
  • Flexible work environment with a focus on work-life balance
  • Competitive compensation package with a performance bonus, alongside opportunities for professional growth and development. Benefits and other perks include extended health benefits, paid vacation and sick leave, GRSP matching contributions, paid parental leave, bereavement time, life insurance, and stock options.

Carbon Upcycling Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

The right candidate for this role might not have every qualification listed in this job description. The right candidate might have skills that we haven’t considered. If you think you’d make a great candidate for this position, please apply with your resume and let us know why. We look forward to hearing from you!