Production Manager – Struts and Cylinders

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Job Detail

  • Career Level Management
  • Experience 5-7 Years
  • Posting ID R-2022-377
  • No. of Openings 1

Job Description

Position Overview:

The Production Manager is responsible for the day to day production operations within their department as well as the weekly/monthly area performance including output, labour productivity, and quality. The Production Manager supports OEM’s strategy of building high quality components by relying on strong processes and detailed documentation to improve quality, repeatability and consistency. The Production Manager will oversee the execution, by their area team across 3 shifts, for the strategy and department goals provided.

Job Description:

  • Oversee Safety, Quality, and Production for the area; provide leadership and supervision, and manage the human resources for the department
  • Coordinate all shifts (3 Shift Rotation), to ensure area is meeting safety, production, and quality targets
  • Ensure safety policies and operating practices are implemented. Identify deficiencies and take corrective action as necessary
  • Respond to safety incidents quickly and with appropriate corrective actions
  • Proactively look for lean and continuous improvement opportunities
  • Problem solve process, quality, and production improvements
  • Ensure communication among the shifts is seamless and standardized including a set of weekly / bi-weekly toolbox meetings for each shift including safety topics, corporate messages, and procedural updates, etc.
  • Develop detailed plans for managing and communicating process changes
  • Execution of the weekly Production Plan, including labour load leveling, overtime management and variance tracking
  • Weekly production and quality variance analysis, and improvement recommendations
  • Provide direct cost oversight (e.g. labour utilization, overtime, consumables and material overages)
  • Develop business cases for capital & operational expenditures for departmental projects
  • Review all warranty reports, CAR’s and NCR’s generated against the department area and delegate investigations to Team Leaders as necessary. Initiate department CARs where appropriate and participate/lead in development and implementation of corrective actions
  • Develop technician career progression and training plans within the department
  • Ensure assignment and completion of scheduled daily and preventative maintenance responsibilities
  • Conduct regular 5S, process, and quality audits
  • Conduct employee performance reviews
  • Perform Performance Management and Progressive discipline as required


  • 5+ years of operational management experience
  • Demonstrated process improvement experience
  • Alberta Journeyman Certificate in Millwright or HET Technician and/or Cylinder Repair Experience considered an asset
  • The ability to interact with various levels within the organization, conduct interviews with subject matter experts and analyze information to understand the product and procedures
  • Have the ability to assimilate and convey technical material in a concise, effective manner
  • Know how to find information and identify essential details
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Familiar with ISO Quality Assurance Program
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Above average process analysis and change management skills
  • Above average communication and organizational skills
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software



We are committed to diversity at Finning, to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. Finning does not discriminate against applicants based on genders, races, national and ethnic origins, religions, ages, sexual orientation, marital and family status, and/or mental or physical disabilities.

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