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Plant Manager


The Plant Manager is responsible for general management and administration of all phases of plant operations including: safety, quality, purchasing, manufacturing, maintenance, receiving, and shipping. Responsibilities also include recruiting, hiring and training personnel and facility/physical plant up-keep as well as capital improvements. In addition, the Plant Manager will be responsible for annual budget planning and execution.


·     Responsible for meeting facility’s Safety, Quality, Cost & Delivery objectives.

·     Promote, educate and instill a culture of waste identification and waste elimination utilizing Lean Manufacturing methods and the principle of Continuous Improvement.

·     Manage the entire manufacturing process to achieve performance excellence.

·     Administration of budgets (including, capital expenditures).

·     Constructively lead teams and all departments using company endorsed project management techniques along with Lean Manufacturing principles.

·     Drive performance excellence and embrace the role of 'change agent.'

·     Build and maintain effective relationships with the union workforce and leaders.

·     Meet regularly with department Managers to facilitate solutions.

·     Lead the development and implementation of appropriate KPIs for plant operations.

·     Enhance and develop effective policies, procedures and systems to meet the goals of the plant.

·     Promote and assure a culture of adherence to company policies, procedures and Continuous Improvement.



·     A degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Business Administration or equivalent;

·     10+ years of facility management and P&L experience managing high volume-low mix and low volume-high mix production processes;

·     Experience managing multi-site operations, preferred.

·     Demonstrated track record of leading operational excellence in a manufacturing and plant assembly environment;

·     Expert level understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts as used in production/manufacturing environment;

·     Experience managing a unionized workforce;

·     Strong business and financial acumen;

·     Experience leading Lean Manufacturing & Supply Chain practices;

·     High degree of independence and strong communication, judgement, time management skills, and exceptional leadership skills.


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Plant Manager
North Bay, Ontario
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