Plant Manager

Perth, Ontario

Will be responsible for the production operations of a business unit within an automotive die casting facility. The Business Unit Manager will oversee production operations within their business unit of the business unit and staff insuring the safe, efficient and reliable operation of their business functions.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and essential duties required to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Insuring safety rules and guidelines are inhered to by all
  • Responsible for managing the production operation functions of their business unit
  • Assesses and assists in upgrading the supervisory and operators talent and skills bases to achieve growth and meet market needs such as reduced cost, efficient production cycle times, uptimes and reliable delivery
  • Researches, plans, targets and controls reductions in costs of operations. Achieves yearly financial objectives. Prepares, controls and forecasts departmental budget
  • Ensure that operating plans and methods to achieve maximum business unit performance and reliability while maintaining EH&S compliance requirements
  • Coordinates business unit PM schedules with the maintenance department to insure equipment is maintained
  • Lead the team in meeting or exceeding our quality goals and objectives
  • Works closely with customers and other departments to coordinate maintenance work or required shutdowns
  • Focus for long term goals are the formulation, planning and implementation of strategies in conjunction with those of the customer and the Company
  • Setting manning requirements and schedules to meet customer demands
  • Participates in formulating and administering company policies, directing and coordinating all department activities to develop and implement long range goals and objectives to meet business and profitability growth objectives
  • Manages policy deployment in the areas of Lean Manufacturing techniques, quality, cost reduction, complete and on-time delivery, safety, customer satisfaction, employee relations, visual controls and business unit performance measures
  • Confers with the General Manager and other managers to review achievements and discuss required changes in goals or objectives resulting from current status and conditions
  • Reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine department progress toward stated goals and objectives
  • Oversees manufacturing operating reports to resolve operational, manufacturing, and facility problems within their business unit to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays and to meet future growth
  • Oversees key projects, processes and performance reports, data and analysis related to production
  • Reviews operations and confers with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems
  • Reviews with staff processing schedules and production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints
  • To oversee the hiring, training, and evaluation of staff within their business unit
  • Validating that staff is giving direction and coordinating production, processing, distribution, and all other activities of industrial organization needed to operate a manufacturing operation
  • Promote and facilitate Open Door Process without reprisal, effective communication and Fair Treatment
  • Monitor that staff is meeting cost and timing of business unit launches
  • Measurement of performance to company goals and standards and establishment of targets for improvements in safety, quality, cost, delivery and employee relations


  • Ability to analyze business unit data and apply results to produce desired business objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and coordinate activities of others
  • Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing techniques
  • Technical skills in materials and inventory management, production scheduling, preventive maintenance and the day to day operations of a large manufacturing operation
  • Leadership: A demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others
  • Planning: Ability to perform short and long range planning
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent project and program management skills
  • Computer proficient
  • Quality orientation and attention to detail
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution

Education and Experience

  • 5 years plus experience in castings is a plus
  • Ability to read, write and understand the English language in both written and verbal forms
  • Ability to assist in the budgeting process
  • 5 years plus of manufacturing experience leading departments in a supervisory role

Work Environment

  • Office environment and heavy traffic manufacturing
  • Must be able to perform all essential functions as appropriate on the business unit floor, in meetings, and with team members of all departments, management, customers and suppliers
  • Flexible hours and able to work additional hours as required

Interested? Email your resume to Markie Kobie today!

  • Markie Kobie
    Markie Kobie Talent Acquisition Lead

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