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Woodtech International Technical Services Inc

Production Manager- Commercial/Retail Millwork

Posted 13 days ago

Job Description

Job Summary 

The Production Manager reports directly to the owner/General Manager and is responsible for the overall operations and production flow within a fully equipped modern manufacturing facility. Producing a wide range of commercial millwork this is a hands-on position working directly with the production shop employees and the design/engineering staff to ensure that all scheduled projects are completed on time, to agreed specifications, while remaining within budget. 

The incumbent will train and manage regular production staff and implement new methods to facilitate better production efficiencies. You will take day to day responsibility for the equipment and facility and ensure the organization achieves full utilization of the both the traditional and advanced digitally controlled machinery already in use. 

The Production Manager is responsible to measure, monitor and report on key performance expectations, focus on maintaining a safe work environment, and promote a strong team culture. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Plan, schedule, organize, and direct day-to-day production operations for multiple projects in co-ordination with production staff, senior management and designers/engineers.
  • Interpret drawings and blueprints to determine production and material/supplies requirements noting any machining, edge work or sequencing required, determine materials needed for casework and millwork to prepare purchase requisitions, negotiate purchases with external vendors, ensure supplies and materials are ordered and delivered according to schedule.
  • Collaborate with the general manager and external stakeholders (such as site supervisors and customers) on project plans and specifications and coordinate with the team to confirm complete scope, resolve problems that arise and ensure deadlines are met. Act as a liaison between our production shop and outside stakeholders when required to do so.
  • Monitor and provide guidance on current and potential production methods, equipment performance, and quality of products for continuous improvement. Provide input on the efficiency of production and allocation of department staff, formulate and implement manufacturing policies and develop programs to maintain and improve operations.
  • Train, develop, manage and motivate employees in the production shop. Conduct probationary and annual performance evaluations for production employees. Interpret company policies to employees and enforce safety requirements and regulations.
  • Maintain production documentation in Excel spreadsheets, tracking labour and material costs per job and making adjustments as required to accurately support the estimating process in use by senior management.
  • Perform other production and administrative duties, as required. 

Job Requirements 

Necessary Qualifications 

  • Proven experience of 5+ years in a leadership role within the cabinet or millwork industry.
  • Prior experience as a journeyman cabinetmaker/millworker.
  • Proficiency with CAD programs and Office software (AutoCAD, Excel and Word).
  • Full ability to read, interpret and use architectural blueprints/drawings. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Capacity to schedule/run multiple projects, simultaneously, on time and on budget.
  • Ability to pull apart drawings and technical specifications with a solid understanding of casework and millwork.
  • Ability to supplement and/or modify AutoCAD drawings to coincide with individual part requirements.
  • Knowledgeable in joinery methodologies/procedures used in millwork and cabinet construction.
  • Working knowledge of various manufacturing machinery and tools.
  • Knowledge of various materials used in the industry such as woods, metal, acrylic, glass etc.
  • Ability to coordinate and work effectively in a team setting with all levels of employees and clients to achieve results.
  • Good working knowledge of industry safety standards and injury prevention.
  • Familiarity with technology best practices and preventative maintenance programs. 

Personal Capabilities 

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Self-motivated, organized, and able to time manage themselves and others.
  • Strong analytical capabilities to support a daily problem-solving approach.
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude and ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 

This is a career-oriented position in a busy commercial millwork shop that is growing to meet existing customer needs and ongoing market demand. The centrally located shop is well established but looking to gain market share in specific kinds of projects within the commercial/retail millwork sector. to develop a strong team. 

If you have a proven track record and want to take on overall responsibility for a shop with strong potential for growth, we can offer you the challenge that suits your current career goals. We are looking for a proven performer and will compensate you appropriately based on your abilities and track record. This is a newly created position and currently vacant. Apply soon to be considered first. Interviews will be conducted in private and on site in the Fraser Valley area.


About Woodtech International Technical Services Inc

WoodTech is a specialty service company that assists in the recruitment and hiring of technical, supervisory/management and sales staff to preferred employers in the secondary wood and construction manufacturing sectors of Western Canada. With a 30 year history of working in the wood industry we know what to look for in candidates and what are the best opportunities based on qualifications and capabilities. Whether you are a newcomer to the industry or a seasoned professional you need to be aware of what we have to offer and how we can help you further your wood industry career. We will always treat you fairly, provide honest and accurate feedback and provide career opportunities far beyond what you could have imagined possible searching alone. Our ads reflect just a portion of the files we are working on. Reach out to us if you feel you are qualified for one of our posted positions or if you want to explore other opportunities. We would love to speak with you and see what is possible.

Application closing date is 2024-07-12

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