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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. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • 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

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

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