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Process Engineering Specialist
Molding Process Engineer
Project Engineer/Manager
Process Engineer
Project Manager
Continuous Improvement Leader
Program Manager
Project Manager II

Process Engineering Specialist

Molding Process Engineer

Responsibilities:

No direct supervisory responsibility.

Fiscal Responsibilities: Project budgets.

Monitor and ensure Health & Safety / HACCP / 5S compliance:

  • Proactively identify and suggest ways to eliminate hazards.
  • Correct unsafe acts or conditions, ensuring health & safety policies are followed.
  • Participate in Safety Investigations when required.
  • Provide Safety training when required.

Provide day to day technical support to Molding Operations and Maintenance

  • Thoroughly understand thin wall molding and stacking technology and have ownership for the production processes.
  • Be knowledgeable of quality standards and understand process / product interactions.
  • Develop and maintain all Master Setup Sheets, including monitoring Setup Sheet updates and the Master Setup Sheet Procedure.
  • Act as a resource to Operations, Maintenance and Quality personnel by taking ownership and leading resolution of escalated day to day problems using the Problem Solving methodology.
  • Report on performance and corrective actions at appropriate forums, such as Daily Production Meeting.
  • Provide feedback to Molding Supervision on the compliance to processes and procedures.
  • Oversee and ensure proper execution of all Test Request (including sign off) for new equipment/products/processes for Molding.
  • Be responsible to achieve and report all Cycle-Time and Cavitations targets.

Identify and drive implementation of Continuous Improvements

  • Understand Molding and Toronto Operations objectives and actively seek to understand issues negatively impacting Molding and downstream customer performance and recommend or implement corrective actions.
  • Understand and report on current state process capabilities and reliability.
  • Identify improvement opportunities and participate in establishing the performance metrics and the CI programme for the Department.
  • Lead, facilitate or participate in improvement projects and establishment of associated Standard Work.
  • Facilitate implementation of changes on the shift.
  • Act as Molding’s primary contact and representative to Engineering regarding any Molding process related project or issue.
  • Lead accreditation of new or upgraded processes.
  • Ensure training documentation is complete and training plans in place prior to turnover to Production.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation, spare parts and preventative maintenance programs are in place by project completion.
  • Ensure process improvements deliver projected results.
  • Promote a continuous improvement culture.

Develop skill level of Molding Operations and Maintenance personnel

  • Identify personnel skill gaps and opportunities.
  • Participate with appropriate levels of supervision to establish skill development and training plans.
  • Train personnel as required.

Requirements:

  • Degree in Engineering, P.Eng, or  equivalent.
  • Minimum 10 years of technical support experience in a fast paced, high volume Lean Manufacturing environment with 3-5 years in a senior leadership role.
  • Proven track record in leading change.
  • Proven ability to deliver results.
  • Ability to effectively coach, manage and support Team Members.
  • Ability to manage significant workload including conflicting priorities.
  • Knowledge of injection molding manufacturing.
  • Strong interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Effective planning and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing tools and applications
  • Knowledge of 6 sigma tools and applications (Green Belt or equivalent).
  • Project management skills.
  • Good PC skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

Details:

  • This job requires considerable time spent on shop floor exposed to noisy environment.
  • May be required to work non standard hours due to leadership team meetings, training sessions, projects, product launches, etc.
  • 75K per annum plus bonus.

Attention: Cathy


Project Engineer/Manager

Responsibilities:

Project Management:

  • Establish multi disciplinary project teams and oversee all project activities
  • Develop a detailed project timeline, which lists all the critical steps necessary to complete the project from concept to closure.
  • Monitor project timelines and activities and adjust/escalate as required to maintain project priorities
  • Provide input to the Finance Department to aid on the accurate costing of new products and processes
  • Ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and to the agreed upon deliverables (documented in the Project Contract)
  • Contingency planning and risk management for new products/processes and any potential effects on existing products/processes
  • Co-ordinate mold/system design reviews and provide final approval
  • Ensure Preventative Maintenance plans for new product/processes are developed, applicable and can be supported by Operations
  • Coordinate activities related to new mold/system tests
  • Approve new products/processes based on product specifications and customer requirements
  • Seek product approvals and sign-offs from stakeholders including Production, Sales Quality Control and external customers
  • Provide regular project status update reports to Project Team and Senior Management
  • Escalate to Manager E&T when actions, events, etc, jeopardize the successful launch of a new product/system

Supporting Product Design to Optimize Manufacturability:

  • Commercialize new molds and systems
  • Support Plant and Corporate CI projects
  • Investigate, identify root causes and provide solutions to internal and external customer complaints
  • Coordinate new systems/mold design reviews and ensure all issues are documented and actions addressed
  • Execute processes related to Product Change Notification (PCN) system

Supply Management:

  • Source and research suppliers
  • Determine costs and delivery of project equipment, molds, materials, etc.  purchases.  Summarize information and present multiple options to Manager of E&T for approval
  • Make recommendations on purchasing decisions
  • Procure approved project equipment, molds, materials, etc.
  • Ensure suppliers meet their contractual requirements and provide the appropriate levels of support to the company

Technical Support:

  • Technical Resource for internal customers in Head Office, Toronto and Kansas City facilities
  • Provide technical expertise to the Sales Group when discussing potential new products with customers
  • Engage third party contractors (i.e. Filling Equipment Suppliers, etc.) to provide technical services to our customers
  • May personally perform customer technical service
  • May perform presentations to customers in support of our Sales Group
  • Provide written reports to support sales and marketing efforts with customers

Requirements:

  • 4 Year Engineering or Technical Degree (or equivalent)
  • Minimum 5 years in a fast paced, high volume manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in project management
  • Strong knowledge of thinwall plastic processes
  • Strong knowledge of design and development of thinwall plastic products, tooling and gauging devices
  • Strong understanding of Computers and Software
  • Strong Project Management Skills
  • Strong team working skills
  • Ability to assemble and effectively manage multidiscipline teams
  • Experience in Solid Works desirable
  • Good Analytical Skills
  • Solid Project Management Skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Computers
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing an asset

Details:

  • Considerable time on shop floor – exposed to noisy environment
  • Some travel may be required
  • Lifting and pulling
  • Salary: 90K per annum

Attention: Cathy


Process Engineer
To be responsible for the capability of Printing manufacturing processes and to proactively identify and drive Continuous Improvement projects to increase product quality, overall manufacturing efficiency and productivity while reducing cost and waste.
To provide day-to-day technical support to enable achievement of production targets and Printing Dept. objectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and ensure Health & Safety / HACCP / 5S compliance:

    • Proactively identify and suggest ways to eliminate hazards.
    • Correct unsafe acts or conditions, ensuring health & safety policies are followed.
    • Participate in safety investigations when required.
    • Provide safety training when required.
  • Printing Technical Support  

    • Thoroughly understand dry offset plastic printing technology.
    • Be knowledgeable of quality standards and understand process / product interactions.
    • Act as a resource to Operations, Maintenance and Quality personnel by taking ownership and leading resolution of escalated day to day problems using the Problem Solving methodology.
    • Report on performance and corrective actions at appropriate forums, such as Daily Production Meeting.
    • Provide feedback to Printing Supervision on the compliance to processes and procedures.
    • Oversee and ensure proper execution of all Test requirements (including sign off) for new equipment/products/processes for Printing.
  • Identify and drive implementation of Continuous Improvements

    • Understand Printing and Toronto Operations objectives.
    • Identify improvement opportunities and participate in establishing the performance metrics and the CI programme for the Department.
    • Understand and report on current state process capabilities and reliability.
    • Lead, facilitate or participate in improvement projects and establishment of associated Standard Work.
    • Facilitate implementation of changes on the shift.
    • Lead and participate in preparation of business case, financial justifications, and capital requisition submissions (CARS).
    • Ensure new systems are properly commissioned and accredited to deliver food safe products that maintain HACCP compliance.
    • Ensure training documentation is complete and training plans in place prior to turnover to production.
    • Ensure equipment manuals, spare parts and maintenance support plans are in place by project completion.
    • Ensure process improvements deliver projected results.
    • Promote a continuous improvement culture.
  • Develop skill level of Printing Operations and Maintenance personnel

    • Identify personnel skill gaps and opportunities.
    • Participate with appropriate levels of supervision to establish skill development and training plans.
    • Train personnel as required.

Requirements:

  • Post graduate degree or diploma, preferably in Engineering, or  equivalent.
  • Minimum 10 years of technical support experience in a fast paced, high volume Lean Manufacturing environment with 3-5 years in a senior leadership role.
  • Proven track record in leading change.
  • Proven ability to deliver results.
  • Ability to effectively coach, manage and support Team Members.
  • Ability to manage significant workload including conflicting priorities.
  • Knowledge of dry offset printing on plastic containers.
  • Strong interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Effective planning and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing tools and applications
  • Knowledge of 6 sigma tools and applications (Green Belt or equivalent).
  • Project management skills.
  • Good PC skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

Details:

  • This job requires considerable time spent on shop floor exposed to noisy environment.
  • May be required to work non standard hours due to leadership team meetings, training sessions, projects, product launches, etc.
  • Salary: 75K per annum plus bonus

Attention: Cathy



Project Manager

Responsibilities:

Product development

  • Manage product opportunities (POIRs) consistent with the CtoGL Process.
  • Complete Design Input Worksheet in conjunction with Account Manager and/or POIR Initiator.
  • Determine the product opportunity (POIR) deliverables for each project phase in conjunction with Sales and/or Business Development
  • Manage the required project deliverables (i.e. ABC part design matrix, concept drawings, detailed drawings, SLAs, samples and/or test parts, Poly Pak Analysis, Unit Cavity development, PTB, etc.) as required by Sales and/or Business Development.
  • Value engineer existing or new products (cups/lids) to function on existing or proposed filling systems while adhering to the customer’s marketing and sales objectives.
  • Identify resin type and grade, pigments, and additives for the purposes of costing and customer information if required.
  • If required provide detailed drawings to Mold suppliers to facilitate quoting of complete molds or stacks only.
  • If required provide detailed drawings to Mold suppliers to facilitate quoting, design and manufacture of unit cavity molds.
  • If required determine product packaging requirements for the purposes of costing and customer information.
  • Provide input data to the Finance Department for accurate costing of new products and/or processes.
  • Provide input data to the Finance Department for accurate costing of process changes (cavitation, cycle time, etc.) or part design changes due to the value engineering of existing products.
  • Upon Green Light ensure the smooth transition of a product opportunity into the launch phase utilizing NPDP.
Project Management
  • Manage projects from Green Light to Launch consistent with NPDP.
  • Complete Project Contract, Timeline, Budget, Action Register and CAR.
  • Establish multi disciplinary project teams, oversee all project activities and ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and to the agreed upon deliverables as documented in the Project Contract, Timeline, Budget and CAR.
  • Provide detailed drawings to Mold suppliers to facilitate quoting, design and manufacture of complete molds or stacks only and unit cavity molds if required.
  • Co-ordinate mold and system design reviews and provide final approval and ensure all issues are documented and actions addressed.
  • Ensure that Preventative Maintenance procedures for new product/processes are developed, applicable and can be supported by Operations. This activity is to be coordinated with the appropriate Process Engineer.
  • Manage the development of specifications for new products.
  • Co-ordinate product approvals and sign-offs from stakeholders including; Operations, Quality Control, Sales, external customers, and others as required.
  • Provide regular project status update reports to Project Team and Senior Management.
  • Escalate to the Manager E&T when actions, events, etc, jeopardize the timely and successful launch of a new product.
  • Upon project completion provide actual input data to the Finance Department for analysis and comparison to original costing inputs.

Supply Management

  • Source and research suppliers as required to support Purchasing, Sales or Operations.
  • Determine costs and delivery of project related equipment, molds, materials, and purchases. 
  • Summarize information and present multiple options to the Manager of E&T for approval.
  • Provide input to purchasing decisions as required.
  • Co-ordinate the delivery and qualification of purchased project equipment, molds, materials, etc.
  • Ensure suppliers meet their contractual requirements and provide the appropriate levels of support to the company.
  • Provide input to key suppliers on an added needed basis as part of the process of designing and developing new molds and/or technologies.

Other responsibilities:

  • Provide written Trip Reports to support sales and marketing efforts as required.
  • Provide written Trip Reports for customer visits for all product development and product launch projects.
  • Document and distribute Meeting Minutes for all product development and product launch projects.
  • Provide Team, Customer and Management Project Status Updates as defined in the Project Contract and as required.
  • Execute processes related to Product Change Notification (PCN) system.
  • Support Account Managers by providing product technical information to Sales and/or presenting to customers.
  • Investigate and identify root causes and provide solutions to internal and external customers’ complaints as required.
  • Support Plant and Corporate CI projects as required.
  • Stay abreast of technical developments in key manufacturing processes (including injection molding, thermoforming, IML, shrink sleeving and dry-offset printing).
  • Develop understanding of rigid plastic thin wall packaging industry including Company key customers, suppliers and competitors.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by Manager E&T and/or CMT.
Requirements:
  • Engineering, Technical Degree or equivalent.  P.Eng. certification an asset.
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in project management in a fast paced, high volume manufacturing environment.  PMP designation an asset.
  • Strong knowledge of Injection molding and/or thermoforming plastics processing.
  • Strong knowledge of design and development of plastic products, or molds.
  • Strong understanding of Computers and design Software.
  • Applied business acumen in a technical industry.
  • Strong Project Management Skills.
  • Strong team working skills.
  • Ability to assemble and effectively manage multidiscipline teams.
  • Experience in Solid Works required.
  • Good Analytical Skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Computers.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing an asset.
Details:
  • Incumbent will spend time on shop floor – exposed to noisy environment
  • Travel will be required
  • Lifting and pulling
  • Requires valid driver’s license
  • Requires valid Canadian Passport or appropriate USA Entry Visa
  • Salary:  90-95K per annum

Attention: Cathy



Continuous Improvement Leader

Responsibilities:
  • Provide day to day support to Toronto Operation with respect to application of standardized process methodologies and tools for activities related to quality, cost reliability, flexible operations, safety, housekeeping, yield improvements, troubleshooting and root cause analysis, etc.
  • Provide 6σ support, such as statistical data analysis, as required.
  • Be the subject matter expert of Lean and Six Sigma tools such as 5S, Value Stream Mapping, TPM, Problem Solving, JIT, Jidoka, Kanban, Kaizen, Project Management, FMEA, etc.
  • Provide formal training on tools and process methodologies.
  • Provide informal coaching and mentoring to develop the skill and ability of other Company Team Members.
  • Ensure compliance to established Lean/6σ standard tools and process methodologies.
  • Lead and/or participate in preparation of feasibility studies, business cases, financial justifications and CARS for capital projects.
  • Prepare and/or assist in the preparation of project charters and plans.
  • Establish work flows and layouts to minimize waste and optimize ergonomics and productivity.
  • Ensure Standard Work and proper documentation is established through facilitation or doing the work as required.
  • Participate in evaluation and qualification of new processes, materials and/or equipment to meet design specifications, performance requirements and/or compliance to all Regulatory and Legislative standards.
  • Participate in the assessment of the current state and analyse performance to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the CI strategy for the organization.
  • Lead, facilitate and/or participate in continuous improvement teams.
  • Lead and participate in kaizens (e.g. TPM, SMED, DOE, layout improvements, events& 5S implementation, workload balancing and optimization).
  • Document standard operating procedures and standard work.
  • Lead and coordinate training.
  • Ensure proper project implementation and follow up.

Requirements:

  • University degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or equivalent
  • Lean Manufacturing knowledge and demonstrated experience in applying the principles.
  • Six Sigma Certification or equivalent.
  • Experience in food packaging, printing, moulding or related converting business.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Three to six years of hands on experience in a fast paced CI and or Lean Manufacturing environment.  Familiarity with plant layout, process improvement and development, SOP, TWI (Training Within Industry) training, standard work, standard routes, value stream mapping, motion time studies, one-piece flow, Kaizen, Andon, 5S, PM, data collection and analysis, root cause and problem solving skills and Activity Base Costing
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to manage significant work load including conflicting priorities.
  • Strong computer and software skills (Excel, Word,  Microsoft Project and Minitab).
  • Strong analytical skills.|

Details:

  • 75K per annum plus bonus

Attention: Cathy



Program Manager

Responsibilities
  • Drive joint review meetings with Project Manager to identify and divide tasks for estimating, quoting and sales
  • Lead in the preparation of responsibility matrix for each quote and project
  • Maintain monthly contact with existing customers and record regular calls with all working level stakeholders to support the sales process
  • Enter all opportunities in forecasting system and manage bid opportunity reports
  • Report any new potential customer(s) to the Field Operations Manager for follow-up
  • Structure and assemble estimates, quotes and proposals for assigned customers and solicit support as required for pricing, terms and conditions in accordance with bid process
  • Complete the quote specification document for tower quotation
  • Ensure compliance to quote deadlines on preliminary execution through joint assessment meeting with Project Manager
  • Obtain third party material prices for goods to be supplied on sites (power cable, shelters, special grounding, etc.)
  • Review customer supplied scope and associated documents to create acceptable quote complete with any exceptions and/or clarifications required
  • Finalize cost analysis/ margin application with Project Manager and Division Program Management for execution of the  final plan
  • Define with customer all deliverables from company on award of bid, clarity of quote
  • Extract info from customer and channel back to company
  • Maintain communication bridge with customer through entirety of project
  • Proactively communicate project status with the customer on an on-going basis (ie. schedule baseline, delays, status of customer supplied equipment)
  • Meet weekly with Project  Manager for updates on execution and  deliverables
  • Enter jobs in the accounting system including backlog report maintenance
  • Lead corporate reporting efforts gathering all information from field operations group
  • Own customer reporting including progress reports on compliance to schedule
  • Prospect market for new opportunities and customers
  • Forecast sales on a weekly basis
  • Chair weekly project report with support from field operations
  • Maintain contact with teams assigned to jobs to ensure issues are resolved or escalated as required
  • Review with Project Managers’  resource requirements for the project, including identification and selection of qualified candidates
  • Collect field reports of the job action for weekly review with the Field Operations Manager as required to address issues and ensure support is available as required
  • Maintain records outlining profitability, progress and conformance to budget to establish quote
  • Recognize out of scope work requested by the customer
  • Enter sales orders and PO’s in financial system prior to commencement of job in the field
  • Review/correct invoices and field labor reports including proper coding of each job
  • Review open jobs regularly to ensure billing initiated promptly
  • Maintain applicable report related to online bid status file and accounts receivable on an ongoing basis
  • Partner with Project Manager for final assessment of cost analysis on adherence to margin and review of any additional costs
  • Report weekly to the Directors’ all open jobs including generation of cash flows bid margins, actual margins, on-time performance and additional cost analysis for jobs that vary significantly from budgeted costs
  • Assist in accounts receivable collection

Requirements:

  • Experience  in the Civil Construction and/or Tower and Telecom industry an asset
  • 3-5 years' experience as Program Manager
  • PMP certified an asset
  • Post-Secondary education in Business or Engineering or related experience
  • Construction knowledge in communications field is an asset
  • Strong knowledge of MS Project; Good knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office;
  • Strong verbal, written communication and presentation skills
  • Highly developed analytical skills, and experience managing multiply projects
  • Organized, self-disciplined capable of working under pressure, sense of urgency

Details:

  • Salary 85K per annum

Attention: Cathy




Project Manager II

Responsibilities:
  • Joint review with Program Manager to identify and divide tasks for estimating, quoting and sales
  • Attend bid walks to review notes and special instructions
  • Produce labor evaluation for all projects
  • Evaluate  needs for each site for outsourced equipment, tools etc. including a cost price tag
  • Identify special talents required based on initial scheduling
  • Price and pre-selection of subcontractors including, negotiations and close-off of deals
  • Ensure compliance to quote deadlines on preliminary execution through joint assessment meeting with Program Manager
  • Produce costing summary for fleet transportation and internal tool requirements for each project
  • Examine overall schedule of  labor demand impact of quotes and report capacity problems based on customer execution schedule
  • Establish and cost logistics support for each project (non-plant supplies, overland transport, hotels, accommodations and meals)
  • Assist in finalizing cost analysis/ margin application with Program Manager to execute on final plan
  • Proactively plan by quarter on manpower and equipment capacity through monthly review of data
  • Attend meetings with Program Manager for updates on execution and  deliverables
  • Manage start-up of projects in cost effective manner including:
    • Sourcing of infrastructure requirements (i.e. vehicles, rentals, accommodation, warehouse etc.)
    • Selection of cost efficient subcontractors, suppliers or internal resources to deliver on-time and on or below estimated costs
  • Manage Field/Construction supervisors to meet expectations of performance, skill, reliability and attitude
  • Adhere to calculated time on delivery with Field stakeholders  to  comply with bid allocate timelines
  • Collect monthly data from crews/ field supervisors to produce quality safety and time compliance reports
  • Review documents/drawings to manage all potential roadblocks/issues
  • Maintain regular site visits with crew chiefs and field supervisors to ensure transfer of knowledge
  • Verify all third party equipment/goods are delivered/on-site prior to execution of operation
  • Schedule/manage all resources including crews, equipment, contractors, and sub- contractors to create/calculate a baseline and track performance
  • Ensure safety is high priority including reporting and prevention actions in accordance with the safety policy and relevant Health and Safety legislation
  • Report safety issues to appropriate authorities by incident and provide monthly safety reports on all accidents and corrective actions taken
  • Set the agenda for various tool box meetings held in field – chaired by field supervisor
  • Foster continuous improvement by actively seeking input from field crews/supervisor and customers (internal inspection and reports) to gather information necessary for the elaboration of the as build packages for delivery to the program manager
  • Manage quality issues including associated corrective actions and report on non-conformance software and related back charge reports
  • Review and correct all field reports and forward final reports to appropriate stakeholders
  • Partner with Program Manager for final assessment of cost analysis on adherence to margin and review of any additional cost
  • Maintain the on line job planning check list to support the management of each job and status
  • Perform and report job cost analysis including quality and site deficiency lists and reports

Requirements

  • 5+ years’ experience in the Civil Construction and/or Tower and Telecom Industry
  • 3-5 years' experience as Project Manager with operational  experience
  • PMP certified an asset
  • Post-Secondary education in Engineering or related experience
  • Maintain time sensitive deadlines, keeping overall project goals on target and completing projects within budget
  • Optimize project methods and track deficiencies
  • Forecast staff workloads and financial data
  • Determine resource requirements for the project, identifies and selects qualified candidates
  • Highly developed analytical skills, and experience managing multiply projects
  • Construction knowledge in communications field a must
  • Organized, self-disciplined capable of working under pressure, sense of urgency
  • Good balance between improvisation and ability to work in structured environment
  • Excellent judgment and ability to make quick decisions
  • Effective leadership and team building skills
  • Able to operate effectively in a fast-paced and high energy environment
  • Strong verbal, written communication and presentation skills
  • Strong knowledge of MS Project; Good knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office

Details:

  • Salary:  85K per annum

Attention: Cathy


 
 
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