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Position Description



Job Title:         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
  • Foster our commitment to a Healthy & Safe work environment by role modeling best practice behaviours
  • Lead and promote our customer commitment to ‘Trust Experience’
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders in an open, respectful and considerate fashion
  • Lead weekly team meetings to review performance indicators, experience and future opportunities
  • Ensure leadership coordinates the deployment of labour to coincide with production schedules
  • Supports the development and implementation of the department’s annual operating plans
  • 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
  • Manage supervisor performance and drive personal accountability by leveraging; training plans, development plans, performance improvement plans, coaching, recognition or corrective action tools and processes
  • 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



Manufacturing and Production Management and Executive