De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. (‘DHC’) is a proudly Canadian aerospace company currently transitioning its corporate headquarters to Calgary, AB. DHC is undertaking a consolidation of its underlying subsidiary companies under a single brand currently offering engineering, aftermarket, new aircraft manufacturing, modifications, parts manufacturing and flight training. DHC currently has approximately 1,200 employees based in BC, AB and ON as well as in markets and distribution hubs world-wide. Our strong entrepreneurial spirit, together with a culture of empowerment, quality and innovation create opportunities to grow and succeed in an organization with a proud heritage and bright future.
The primary purpose of the Manufacturing Production Manager is to execute, manage and maintain the assembly production areas, following the four guiding principles of safety, quality, attainment, and cost.
This posting will close February 15, 2023.
Duties & Responsibilities
Execute daily production plan efficiently on a daily basis by managing employees, priorities and process
Execution of the Management Operating Systems principles by Assigning/Setting up daily expectation by area and employees (target vs. actual)
Implement and maintain Visual Standard Work in the Production Flow Line
Measure and report on daily basis activities performed by Stage (Target vs. actual)
Adhere to set safety standards, expectations, safety policies and legislation as part of due diligence
Anticipate and react to potential production interruptions and aid in recovery to minimize production loss
Perform incident investigations within time lines specified by the safety policy
Lead others to improve production, quality levels, and personal/professional growth of all employees
Engage, propose and lead implementation of “ideas / improvements” on the production shop floor
Ensure that all employees follow approved documentation as per the Quality Management System
Work with management, and employees to understand the big picture, adjust targets, and inform others of issues that might impact others and/or targets
Meet commitments, asking for a review of targets if a likelihood of missing targets is detected
Produce and maintain budgets
Education & Experience
3-5 years as a leader/manager in a production environment is required
3-5 years of Aviation or Aerospace manufacturing experience is considered an asset
Experience in a Quality Management System environment is required
Experience leading a unionized environment is an asset
Experience using lean principles and/or employing 5s strategies is considered a strong asset
Recognized education in Management, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Production Engineering, Work Planning, Quality Assurance or Quality Control considered a strong asset
Lean certification is considered an asset
At De Havilland Canada, we aim to be inclusive and diverse and provide equal opportunity for employment. All qualified applicants, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, and disability, are encouraged to apply.
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