Wolfe Heavy Equipment Manufacturing

About Us:

Wolfe Heavy Equipment manufactures premium equipment for underground
infrastructure installation. We engineer and manufacture equipment from Plows to Trenchers that
install renewable-energy power transmission lines, water drainage lines, and equipment for the
oil and gas sectors.
We value passionate and highly motivated team members who want to make a difference. We
pride ourselves on our culture of working as a team to find innovative solutions, relentlessly
pursuing excellence, and taking on challenging assignments.
At Wolfe, our goal is to be an industry leader, and help our customers realize increased value
through our products and services. We aim to serve our customers with passion and pride. We
are growing our business and are looking for team members who desire to join in this challenge.
If you are a passionate about the future and have the drive to succeed, send us your resume.
We look forward to growing with you!
Role Purpose:

The Manufacturing Manager will be accountable for leading the production
teams which manufacture Wolfe Heavy Equipment products. This includes the Fabrication and
Assembly teams. The role is accountable to define the operations strategy in support of Wolfe’s
business strategy and goals. Defining the strategy and executing the transformation in an
engaging way will be a key focus for this role.
The Manufacturing Manager will be responsible for developing their team and conducting
employee performance evaluations. They will identify, develop and coach high potential
employees to deliver area results. The Manufacturing Manager will possess the capability to
decompose department requirements into continuous improvement initiatives to deliver business
results. Lead your team to identify areas where processes could be better optimized to deliver
best in class customer value.

Reports To: Plant Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:

Operations Excellence

  • Responsible for developing and effectively communicating the 1-year vision/strategy for
    production area to deliver business objectives
  • Identify and deploy the resources, systems and technical skills required to deliver projects
  • Develop key performance indicators (KPI’s) to monitor shop floor performance
  • Improve the overall performance of your team through implementation of lean initiatives
    including standard work
  • Organize & lead kaizen events leveraging a cross-functional team
  • Use problem solving techniques to analyze, identify root cause and permanently correct
  • Deploy 5S best practices within shop and coach team for sustainability

People Management

  • Identify, develop and coach high potential employees to deliver area results
  • Craft personal development plans with team members
  • Provide timely feedback for growth and personal development
  • Create bench strength on your team for future leaders
  • Ensure that team members follow defined assembly procedures and comply with quality
  • Responsible for training of operators for products and manufacturing processes

General and Task Management

  • Address questions from associates pertaining to production processes or equipment
  • Ensure quality is achieved as per requirements
  • Ensure achievement of production throughput against stated capacity targets
  • Ensure the team is aware of day to day targets and responsibilities
  • Establish and maintain work standards for product costing and productivity measurement
  • Carry out incident, accident and non-conformity investigations and associated reporting
    and action closure
  • Communicate with team members and support personnel regarding issues impacting
    product, production, quality and safety across department

Key Competencies and Behaviors:
A Professional approach and someone who is passionate about Wolfe values and culture

Delivers Business Results:

  • Goal-oriented, organized team player
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Desire, determination, and aspires to be the best
  • Creative problem solver who thrives when presented with a challenge
  • Takes ownership and drives initiatives
  • Passion for a better way, brings energy to the task
  • Works collaboratively with team to bring projects from concept to the floor

Inspires Internally And Externally:

  • Collaborates and works across boundaries
  • Is “real” and relatable, humble
  • Coaches and mentors team members

Develops Insights and Competitive Advantage:

  • Data driven with an analytical mind
  • Develops deep understanding of customers and their needs
  • Provides alternative solutions to complex problems
  • Creative thinker

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Strong leadership skills (Min. 5 years of experience in a leadership position)
  • Solid production experience (Min. 5 years of relevant experience in a Manufacturing
  • Knowledge of OSHA standards such as lock-out/tag-out and incident reporting
  • Proven ability to work in a production oriented environment and perform against
    established performance standards (KPIs)
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Experience with employee performance reviews
  • Experience identifying, developing & coaching high potential employees
  • Experience leading a team through a lean transformation – capable of organizing and
    driving 5S/Kaizen, etc. events and maintaining standards

Job Type: Full-time

• Casual dress
• Dental care
• Extended health care
• On-site parking
• Paid time off
• RRSP match
• Vision care

• Day shift
• Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:
• Strathroy, ON N7G 3H8: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work

• Lean manufacturing: 5 years (preferred)
• Leadership: 5 years (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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