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Plant Manager

Reference ID: 192C
Manufacturing and Production
Management and Executive
Full Time
Abbotsford, BC     
Delta, BC     
Langley, BC     

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Position:         Plant Manager

Department:    Manufacturing

Reports to:      Vice President, Manufacturing

Key Business Partnerships: Production Staff, Plant Supervisors, Shipping Supervisor, Quality Assurance Supervisor, H&S Coordinator, People & Culture



To oversee all departments within plant operations to drive continuous improvement and optimization of all processes. This role leads a team of supervisors and plant support staff accountable for production scheduling, manufacturing, and shipping. A key focus of this role is workforce planning and recruitment, employee training and developing talent.



  • Be a driver of our Purpose, Vision & Values
  • Lead and promote our customer commitment to ‘Trust Experience’
  • Foster our commitment to a Healthy & Safe work environment by role modeling best practice behaviors
  • Ensure leadership coordinates the deployment of labour to coincide with production schedules
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders in an open, respectful and considerate fashion
  • Lead weekly team meetings to review performance indicators, experience and future opportunities
  • Supports the development and implementation of the department’s annual operating plans

development plans, performance improvement plans, coaching, recognition or corrective action tools and processes

  • Manage supervisor performance and drive personal accountability by leveraging; training plans, development plans, performance improvement plans, coaching, recognition or corrective action tools and processes
  • Oversee the on boarding and training of new employees to ensure they are set up for success in accordance with our people programs and plans
  • Role model leadership and develop relationships with trust, dignity and respect as the foundation




  • Ensure product quality and standards are never compromised
  • Ensure each employee owner understands each products specifications and quality standards guidelines
  • Ensure each employee owner is held accountable for the quality of the product at their respective production stage
  • Ensure no product passes final inspection that does not meet our quality assurance standards




  • Responsible for ensuring leadership maintains the physical space of the manufacturing environment in safe, clean and orderly fashion
  • Responsible for planning, organizing and directing the work force to ensure that all manufacturing departments and production lines are staffed efficiently
  • Collect and analyze data to find places of waste or overtime
  • Responsible for ensuring lead hands conduct pre-operational inspections to ensure machinery and raw materials are ready and available prior to the commencement of the day’s production start-up
  • Be responsible for production output, product quality and on-time shipping
  • Responsible for upholding our workplace policies and procedures
  • Supports supervisors and lead hands to ensure daily trouble shooting and problem solving of production and scheduling issues
  • Responsible for being up to date with latest production management best practices and concepts
  • Other duties as assigned – anything and everything





  • Lead with a sense of urgency to address key priorities or business problems
  • Escalate key priorities or business problems that requires additional resources or support
  • Continuous Improvement; evaluate systems, supervisors and processes with a critical eye in order to identifying opportunities to improve individual performance, create efficiencies, or eliminate waste
  • Communicate effectively with employees to ensure they understand the impacts of their actions, behaviours and decisions



  • Provide exceptional customer service by creating high quality products in an timely and efficient fashion
  • Act as an ambassador of our values of Teamwork, Excellence, Respect & Family at all times
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and conduct at work and within the community at all times in support of protecting the brand image


Work Experience / Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Management and/or Business Administration or other post-secondary with a combination of work experience
  • Minimum of five (5) years-experience working in an operational supervisory or managerial role
  • Previous experience in managing and developing direct reports is required


Working Knowledge/Proven Skill

  • Experience with systems and reporting
  • Strong knowledge of human resources practices and principles, staffing and succession planning, provincial employment, human rights, health & safety and labour laws,
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to coach, consult, manage and influence change
  • Demonstrated problem solving, sound judgment and business acumen
  • Ability to work effectively with teams in a fast paced, high demand environment
  • Must be able to lift and assist workers in their daily activities
  • Must be hand’s on



  • Talent Builder
  • Effective Communicator         
  • Technical Expert        
  • Creative Thinker         
  • Results Focused          
  • Cultural Ambassador

All applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada. Applicants who do not fit this criteria will not be considered.

We thank all our applicants. However, only those shortlisted will be contacted due to high volume of applicants

Posted: November 28, 2016
Closes:January 27, 2017
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