The Production Manager is responsible for implementing and overseeing the daily production activities, with a key focus on building a Proactive Safety culture while ensuring production staff meet or exceed internal/external client expectations for quality, delivery and cost. This role is accountable to drive adoption of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement concepts within the production and material handling environments. 


  • Lead the formulation of department strategic plans that align with the annual Corporate strategic priorities
  • Develop and execute the departmental budget including annual capital expenditures and manage expenditures within that annual budget
  • Ensure a safe and controlled work environment for production employees
  • Drive the understanding and adoption of Almita’s Core Values throughout the production team and across the organization
  • Conduct daily production meetings to ensure all stakeholders are aware of daily production priorities
  • Optimize workflow and throughput in the shop by deploying adequate personnel, shop layout improvements and automation where appropriate
  • Develop and monitor key performance indicators (KPI’s) to manage the continuous improvement in production throughput, productivity and quality
  • Seek out innovative methods for increasing productivity and production throughput
  • Work with other departments and managers to identify opportunities for process and organizational improvements that will benefit Almita
  • Train, develop and mentor production personnel ensuring they have appropriate safe work practices and quality assurance knowledge
  • Ensure production personnel are trained in Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement principles
  • Provide coaching to drive employee performance improvements
  • Oversee progressive disciplinary measures as they pertain to company safety, employee policies and performance, acting as a liaison with HR and Management regarding personnel issues
  • Assist workers with personnel issues through awareness of company programs and benefits
  • Oversee Quality Assurance processes and policies at the production level, ensuring documentation is completed accurately and timely
  • Oversee accident/incident investigation and related paperwork, identify root causes and implement corrective/preventative actions and report as required
  • Coordinate maintenance requirements for plant and manufacturing facility
  • Work with Receiving and Yard personnel to ensure high level of customer service for supply of production materials
  • Ensure that finished product is available and ready for shipping as scheduled to meet the needs of Field Operations and Clients
  • Ensure production staff are both mentally and physically fit for work
  • Ability to interpret drawings and fabrication information to ensure processes and systems are created to produce product to specification


The following are required:

  • University Degree, College Diploma or equivalent work experience and career path demonstrating progressive supervisory and management development in a manufacturing/fabrication environment 
  • 5+ years’ production supervision or management experience in a manufacturing environment 
  • Budgeting and Financial management experience 
  • Knowledge of computerized manufacturing software
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications

The following are considered assets:

  • Experience with VISUAL ERP system