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Operations Manager

Waterloo, ON

We are currently seeking a qualified Operations Manager towork on leading edge technology products. The successful candidate for this position will be a part of highly motivated and highly technical work environment that feeds off the collective energy of a team-oriented workplace.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the plant by setting daily/weekly/monthly objectives, schedules, and responsibilities and communicating those to the employees.
  • Monitor and maintain facility KPIs (operational & strategic) including P&L, safety, quality and production targets.
  • Identify  and  bridge  gaps in the processes  to  maintain  safety,  quality and production standards.
  • Manage the effective implementation of all modules of ERP (E2 Job boss).
  • Ensure implementation/improvement of quality management systems.
  • Perform regular project management and resource management.
  • Establish a monitoring mechanism to increase capacity usage.
  • Preventive/ predictive maintenance requirements to minimize downtime and maximize productivity.
  • Ensure that all required tooling, material, CNC programming and other resources are available as required by production.
  • Ensure that jobs are manufactured on time, in the most efficient manner, and to the best quality level.
  • Maintain regular liaison with executive management and workers relating to production opportunities and needs to meet company demands.
  • Implement  and  maintain  an  effective  continuous  improvement  plan, including corrective & preventive actions, Lean- kaizen six sigma etc. Provide necessary support to purchasing and office staff on material requisitions.
  • Support sales activities by providing costing and estimation for each project.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Trade Certificate in Mechatronics/ Mechanical/Electronics /Electrical Engineering (or some combination).
  • 10-15 years of proven experience as a Plant/ Operations Manager or similar role leading a team of 10+ employees.
  • Experience in Automation and Robotics processes.
  • Supervising (and or hands-on) experience in HAAS 3 and 5 Axis milling CNC(VF5, VF4, UMC  750)  and  numerically  controlled  lathe,  milling, surface grinder, and other machining processes is required.
  • A quick learner and strong leader skilled in communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, business development and managing customer relationships.
  • Efficient in operational planning and deployment and developing processes to maximize stewardship, safety, quality and productivity.
  • Change agent with a drive to succeed and contribute to critical strategic objectives.
  • Ability to control expenses and run projections.
  • Knowledge of 6 Sigma, lean-Kaizen tools, and Quality Management Systems such as ISO9000, and AS9100.
  • Advanced skills in MS Office.

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