POSITION                            Director of Operations and Safety

COMPANY                           Superior Road Products

REPORTING                        Reports to General Manager
LOCATION                           Barrie, Ontario   
START DATE                       Flexible

HOURS                                Full time



We use science and engineering to preserve and rejuvenate road assets for municipal governments across Ontario and Eastern Canada. Our clients contract with us to help them stretch budget dollars and build better communities.



The Director of Operations and Safety is responsible for managing and monitoring the delivery of pavement preservation services.  This role is to effectively manage the development and direction of the operational team to drive the growth of revenue, and promote high quality customer satisfaction.  This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated (self-motivated) and effective problem solver with the correct skill set.



  • Manages a road construction spray crew to deliver and complete various preservation strategies and product applications to municipalities throughout Ontario.

  • Ensures that all services are provided in accordance with company standards while ensuring compliance with Ministry of Labour, IHSA, OHSA, WSIB, and Book 7 - traffic control minimum standards.

  • Supervises the activities of all spray operation staff, follows company human resources policies, develops and implements crew safety training strategies.

  • Represents the operations of the company in dealing with sub-contractors, municipal property owners, external organizations, and the public.

  • Develops and maintains safety policies, standard operating procedures, inventory control and fleet documentation.

  • Chairs and coordinates daily “tail-gate” safety meetings, documents attendees, and identifies existing and potential safety hazards on the work-site.

  • Supervises designated company safety representative to ensure new safety standards are implemented as legislation and company safety policies change.

  • Develops and coordinates a preventive maintenance program for a fleet of large and small trucks.

  • Coordinates with management to acquire and deliver current WSIB clearances and Liability Insurance certificates for all projects.

  • Coordinates mobilization of fleet, maintains truck documentation, and supervises driver-logs.

  • Develops and maintains truck check lists, prepares traffic plans following book 7 guidelines.

  • Prepares, prints and delivers all necessary pre-construction documentation.

  • Manages and accurately tracks fuel usage and project specific mileage for the fleet.

  • Assigns work-order numbers to all expense receipts for tracking purposes.

  • Develops and coordinates in-class crew training modules.  

  • Develops and coordinates simulated on-site crew operations training modules.

  • Books hotel rooms for crew of 16 or more and, coordinates meals during over-night travel.

  • Attends online and in-person municipal safety training modules required by municipalities.

  • Other duties as required.



  • Must possess a valid class DZ or AZ driver’s license.

  • Knowledge of road maintenance, repair and construction.

  • Knowledge of the application and use of various equipment and materials required for highway maintenance, repair, and construction operations. Knowledge of regulations and procedures pertaining to maintenance, safe working conditions, environmental requirements, and traffic control in accordance with Book 7.

  • Proven experience in crew management, short duration work-site preparation and delivery processes.

  • Experience with Human Resources including safety regulations, training and development.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Effective leadership skills, with a strong focus on operations and business processes.

  • Able to identify key issues; creatively and strategically overcome internal challenges or obstacles.

  • A clear and solid understanding of personnel policies, safety practices, procedures and other operational issues faced by the organization.

  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.

  • High level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability.

  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.

  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills.



  • Ability to attend and conduct meetings.

  • Travel to job sites within Ontario. Overnight stays will be required.

  • Physical ability to lift up to 70 lbs. preferred.

  • Safety equipment will be provided, e.g. steel-toed safety boots, safety glasses/goggles, hard hat etc.

  • Hazards associated with the trade.

  • Work both indoors and outdoors.

  • Involves possible exposure to elements such as noise, dust, odours, fumes and oils.

  • Manual dexterity required to operate computer and peripherals.

  • Overtime as required.



Annual Salary $60,000 - $80,000

Three weeks annual vacation to be taken in the off-season.

Healthcare benefits


HOW TO APPLY – Please apply through the indeed posting.  No phone calls please.  Although we appreciate each application, only those being considered for the position will be contacted.


At Superior Road Products, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce.  If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process, please let us know when selected to take part in our recruitment process so that reasonable arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodations to be in place.

Superior Road Products 2016