Production Manager – Stratford ON

VEE Inc. is hiring for a Production Manager for our client in Stratford Ontario.

As a member of the Operations team, the Production Manager – Focus Factory Leader reports to the General Manager. The Focus Factory Leader is responsible for overseeing plant operations through the Production Supervisors. Work must be done in a safe and efficient manner and comply with all Stackpole International’s Health & Safety policies, procedures and quality systems.

Your responsibilities will be to:

  • Improves Safety of workers through reduction of repetitive motions, identification and elimination of Hazards, and improvement of 5S in the facility
  • Increases throughput by continual improvement in the process (i.e. reduce downtime, reduce faults, reduce waiting, reduce movement, reduce time spent looking for items)
  • Decreases inventory by reduction of setup time and improved reliability of operations
  • Decreases expenses by careful management of labour and improvements in efficiency
  • Ensures compliance to Stackpole Policy and Procedures and manages employee performance through the annual review process and progressive discipline system
  • Manages labour and vacation coverage to ensure that operations are adequately staffed
  • Reduces tooling cost by ensuring that employees are adequately trained and setup processes are followed (i.e. ensures error proofing and sensors that protect tooling are properly implemented and utilized)
  • Troubleshoots process problems and initiates corrective action to increase quality and productivity
  • Coordinates the daily activities of Production Supervisors and hourly employees
  • Schedules engineering and maintenance machine requirements
  • Adjusts production schedules to maintain flow considering equipment, manpower, available time, and packaging requirements
  • Addresses labour concerns, motivates employees, and improves relations between employees and management
  • Establishes production goal requirements for each work cell
  • Calls or attends Problem Solving / Continuous Improvement meetings as required
  • Adheres to Stackpole’s policies and procedures
  • Adheres and supports Stackpole’s Safety and Environmental policies and practices
  • Ensure that the requirements of the Quality Management System and Environmental Health & Safety Systems are met.
  • Other duties as assigned

Our requirements:

  • Degree and/or Diploma and minimum 5 years of experience in a supervisory/managerial capacity.
  • Quality System experience in a TS 16949 registered organization.
  • Excellent knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office software (i.e. Excel, Word)
  • Strong Leadership and Team building aptitude.
  • Able to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, at all levels of the organization.
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results orientation.

WORK ENVIRONMENT (including Physical Demands):

  • Primarily office environment with some time spent in manufacturing facilities
  • Day shift


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