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Operations Lead job in Edmonton

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Hop Compost jobs
Alberta, Edmonton
Company Type:  Certified B Corporation
Industry:  Waste Management
Job Type:  Management & Supervisory
Employment:  Full-time
Impact Area:  Environmental Sustainability
Company Name:  Hop Compost

Country:  United States
State / Province:  Alberta
City:  Edmonton
Zip / Postal Code:  T5A 0A9


We're Hop, the company putting an end to food waste.

We’re seeking a full-time employee to start immediately as Operations Lead in our upcoming Edmonton facility.

As Operations Lead, you will manage Hop’s Edmonton team and all aspects of our daily process on the food waste collection route.

The Basics

  • Hours

    • 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday

    • Regular overtime

    • Offer

      • $45,000 salary  

      • 500 stock options in Hop

      • The potential for raises and bonuses

      • SunLife benefits, including wellness account

      • Two weeks paid vacation time

      • Structure

        • Reporting to Hop’s COO

        • Reported to by Hop Edmonton Drivers

        • Perks

          • An ownership stake in building a company

          • Getting hands-on with Canada’s top organic compost  

          • Saving 4,000,000 pounds of waste from landfill in 2018

The Role

In its first 3 months, this role will be instrumental in launching the Hop Edmonton facility. The Operations Lead will be responsible for:

  • Directing construction at the facility;

  • Negotiating pricing to acquire ancillary equipment;

  • And leading our local hiring process.

Once Hop Edmonton has been launched, this role will grow. The Operations Lead will be responsible for:

  • Team management and scheduling;

  • Active quality responses in our waste collection service;

  • Repair and maintenance troubleshooting and contractor management;

  • Data recording and regulatory reporting;

  • And process efficiency or safety improvements.

The Operations Lead typically invests more time in hands-on involvement and labour than in management at a desk. Because Hop is a startup, the role is intensive, with uncertainty, speed, and change. Hours may fluctuate, and the Operations Lead must be able to contribute overtime in early mornings, nights, and weekends when necessary.

The Application

Hop isn’t easy, but it is very rewarding. If you’re ready to operate Edmonton’s closed loop, send us your resume and a cover letter, which must include responses to these questions:


  1. Answer in one sentence:

    1. Have you worked in a startup?

    2. Have you managed a team of 10 or more?

    3. Have you worked in a manufacturing facility?

    4. Have you completed a post-secondary education?

    5. Have you volunteered in the last year?

    6. Answer in one paragraph:

      1. What operation do you look up to, and why?

      2. Tell us about a time when you performed through a stressful challenge.

      3. What is one unique solution you delivered for a company in the past?


Application Deadline: 5pm MST on November 18, 2017

The Company

Hop uses patented technology to build inner-city compost facilities. Using these central facilities, Hop collects food waste from local restaurants, and processes it into Canada’s most nutrient-rich organic compost for local growers. With operations in Calgary and Vancouver, Hop has now saved over 8 million pounds of waste and 10 million pounds of emissions. Currently, the company is growing at a rate of 10% every month, and opening in new cities. We are a certified B Corp, and believe in the power of business and technology to solve pressing sustainability issues.

 The Edmonton Facility

Hop is initially opening in Edmonton as a specialty food waste hauling operation, and waste will be diverted to a third-party partner facility. In due time, Hop will open its own local compost facility to process this food waste into Hop’s signature organic product. For now, we will focus on saving 2 million pounds of waste in 2018 that are currently destined for landfill. 

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