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Production Manager

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.


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 Reports To:  General Manager
Subordinate Positions: 5
Total Number of Employees Supervised:            Directly __5__ Indirectly __110___


  • 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.


This position is responsible for the efficient operation of a modern Ammonia Plant with annual production of 470,000 tonnes,  one Urea Liquor Plant with annual production of 277,000 tonnes,  a Nitric Acid plant yielding 115,000 tonnes and UAN  production of 426,000 tonnes annually. The loading, shipping and transportation responsibilities of the manufactured products are also part of the position responsibilities.


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 organzation and external parties
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

APPLICATION PROCESS - all applications must be submitted online:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please follow this process:
  • Go to CF Careers page on the Intranet
  • Search and Apply
  • Change Country field to Canada
  • Change State/Province to Ontario
  • Change Location to Courtright
  • Click Search
  • All open positions at Courtright will be displayed
  • Click the position you are applying for
  • Click Apply for Job
As an addition, applicants who have not completed the Profile XT will be asked to complete this on-line assessment, which is a tool to assist in determining the applicant’s interest and personal match against the competencies identified for the position.  Qualified applicants will be interviewed to determine selection based on the required qualifications including the core competencies as well as the applicant’s working knowledge and ability to fulfill the position requirements. 
For any internal candidates, an electronic Recommendation Form will need to be completed through Workday which will escalate automatically to your Supervisor or Manager for approval.
CF Industries Courtright Complex is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs


Applications must be received by Human Resources by 12:00am on November 11, 2020.

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