Area Manager, Welding & Fabrication

by General Dynamics Land Systems

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jun 03, 2022
General Dynamics Land Systems

Job Description


Area Manager, Welding & Fabrication
 

Position Description:

The successful candidate is comfortable leading in a fast paced environment with constantly changing conditions.  A leader in Manufacturing & Customer Support is able to solve problems and make timely decisions, sometimes without complete information. They foster an environment that values diversity, teaming and a continuous improvement mindset.  The successful candidate understands that safety is the number one (1) priority in all that we do; for both employees and our external customers.  They will lead by example and with integrity and develop employees to ensure the company has the necessary talent to drive the business forward.  

 

Position Description:

  • Provide leadership to a manufacturing group comprised of both salaried and bargaining unit employees.
  • Plan, schedule, and assign tasks/projects to achieve performance targets including safety, quality, cost and schedule targets and develop contingency plans when required.
  • Provide input to managers on workforce planning decisions.
  • Actively lead meetings to ensure productive working relationships and continuous improvement in manufacturing processes.
  • Manage key cost elements including overtime, departmental expenses, Hours Per Unit (HPU’s), master production schedule (MPS).
  • Provide accurate daily/weekly/monthly status updates on all work activities within the team.
  • Support and implement all quality initiatives to ensure the highest customer satisfaction.
  • Foster collaborative working relationships with both internal and external customers/partners.
  • Work collaboratively with bargaining unit leadership, Labour Relations and Environmental Health & Safety.
  • Identify and support implementation of innovative manufacturing technologies with a focus on process improvement and digital technology.
  • Participate in and support all required audits and follow through on any actions resulting from the audit to improve processes.
  • Develop employees through goal setting, training, coaching and providing regular performance feedback and document in performance development system.
  • Maintain compliance with GDLS policies and procedures including Trade Compliance (ITAR), ISO procedures, Security and Safety regulations and industrial training requirements.  Ensure compliance of Unifor contract requirements.
  • Complete all administrative duties in a timely manner.

 

Position Requirements:

Position Requirements:              

  • University Degree/college diploma in relevant discipline (i.e. business, manufacturing, engineering)
  • Self-directed and goal oriented and able to work under demanding conditions
  • Demonstrated ability to work and participate within a team environment
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Strong computer and digital technology skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Strong financial and business acumen and understanding of cross functional processes
  • Minimum of  3 -5 years leadership experience
  • Ability to travel (10% Cdn) and (10% US & Int'l) and possess/be able to acquire and maintain a valid passport

 

Preferred Requirements:

  • Previous manufacturing experience in a unionized environment
  • PMP designation

 

General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada is an employment equity employer who values diversity and inclusion.  We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

It is a requirement that General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada be registered with the Canadian Controlled Goods Program and that all of its workforce be security assessed.  As such, successful applicants must meet all applicable security requirements, including, but not limited to, the ability to obtain and maintain a Canadian government security clearance to secret level.

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