Manufacturing Leader

- Wingham, ON

Britespan is looking for a dedicated, quality minded individuals to join our Team at our Manufacturing Facility in Wingham, ON!

At Britespan, we are quickly becoming the fastest growing manufacturer in the fabric building industry, and need skilled, passionate individuals to join our growing team! Britespan offers competitive wages, health benefits, and pension.

Join Our Team as the Manufacturing Leader!

Reporting Manager: Director of Operations

Location: 71 North Street, Wingham, ON

Salary: $85,000 – $100,000 based on skill and experience

Position Summary:
The Manufacturing Leader of Steel Operations is responsible for overseeing day to day aspects of operations including safety compliance and improvements, product quality control and manufacturing operations. This role will ensure compliance to production and manufacturing policies and procedures that will ensure the achievement of Steel Operational KPI’s goals. The Manufacturing leader will play a lead role in fostering a healthy and positive culture with employees, promoting employee engagement and ensure clear communication. Focus on optimizing resources through spending time on the production floor working with the production teams and support staff to evaluate opportunities for continuous improvement. Safety and compliance to ESA standards are at the forefront of everyday operation.

Education & Knowledge

  • Knowledge and experience with equipment and machines
  • Knowledge and demonstrated leadership experience in a participative
  • Knowledge of MIG welding and CWB standards – Asset
  • Six Sigma/Black Belt – Asset


  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and take initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure; multi-task in a fast-paced environment with fluctuating priorities
  • Ability to work without direct supervision while managing, motivating, and developing direct reports and their teams
  • Demonstrates leadership through training and coaching
  • Root cause analysis and problem solving
  • Exceptional planning, communication, presentation, and leadership skills
  • Able to operate all Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to implement preventive measures


  • 5+ years of managerial experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Background in continuous improvement and lean principles
  • Experience implementing new tools and reporting systems
  • Experience working in a growing start up environment – Preferred


  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills (oral and written)
  • Team mindset: Ability to collaborate and work with others
  • Able to provide timely feedback on projects and employee performance


Operations Management

  • Provide overall shift to shift leadership for steel plant (production, planning, scheduling, inventor control and tactical procurement), leading these functions to deliver results, continuous improvement, and customer satisfaction safely and on time.
  • Assume responsibility for health & safety, quality, production process & equipment, maintenance, production reporting, executing schedules, and inventory management
  • Maintain a safe working environment and ensure 100% compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, JHSC recommendations or MOL work orders, Company Safety rules and Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Input and support to Senior Management in the development of long-term goals and objectives
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement throughout the process
  • Execute production schedules for on time delivery and meeting inventory targets
  • Engage and foster productive relationships with other leadership and staff to foster synergy and overall organizational success
  • Execute and ensure compliance to all auditing requirements including Safety, JHSC, Quality, Leader audits
  • Ensure that all needs of the operations are identified, assessed, and met to support the ongoing performance of the division in an efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Learns the features and functionalities of machinery, equipment and building for efficient operations and resolve challenges
  • Work closely with Maintenance employees to ensure machine availably to meet preventive maintenance schedules and completion rate targets
  • Continually assess and recommend if new equipment, machinery, or tools with enhanced features and functions are required
  • Oversee the installation of new equipment and ensure routine PMs are completed for all machinery, equipment, and tools to streamline production and ensure prolonged functional life
  • Problem solves to determine root cause along with developing and executing prevention measures

People Management

  • Provide direction, coaching, support, leadership and development opportunities for the team to ensure appropriate skill sets are achieved and maintained in all aspects of the operation
  • Lead and mentor front line leadership to support their growth and career development
  • Provide recommendations on overall personnel planning and crewing
  • Develop and maintain a safety, quality, and performance-based culture of accountability and continuous improvement
  • Ensure appropriate resources are available to meet production objectives while managing labour costs
  • Orchestrate with Leaders and HR to ensure all safety and production training are fulfilled and maintained to ensure compliance to policy and green book
  • Support to leaders with hourly reviews, performance, coaching and progressive discipline when needed


  • Evaluate and manage KPI’s to ensure we are meeting business and customer expectations
  • Meet and exceed annual objectives as established by the senior leadership team
  • Allocate material, human, and financial resources to implement organizational targets
  • Support all functional departmental leaders
  • Perform other tasks as assigned in support of the business

Working Conditions / Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Lift and/or move 75+ lbs: Yes
Carrying 50+ lbs: Yes
Walking or other means of transport: Yes
Standing: Yes
Sitting: Yes
Kneeling: Yes
Bending / Twisting: Yes
Outdoor weather conditions: Yes
Work near mechanical parts: Yes
Fumes, dust: Yes
Toxic or Caustic Chemicals – propane fuel: No
Use of hand / power tools: No
Other (Material Handling Equipment): No

Follow the guidelines outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act
Encourage fellow employees to work safely and to report hazardous or unsafe conditions immediately to their supervisors.
Follow all company policies and procedures including wearing all required PPE

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