Weir Group 2016-13996 in Richmond, British Columbia

The Weir Group has been making our global customers more efficient for nearly 150 years. Our committment to innovation began in 1871 when two engineers, brothers James and George Weir, found a new way to improve steamship performance.

Our 14,000 people, operating in more than 70 countries, are dedicated to creating innovative engineering solutions which make our global customers more efficient. For more information on The Weir Group PLC please visit our corporate website

Reporting to the Operations Manager – Weir R Wales at our Richmond BC / Surrey BC location the Production Manager will work collaboratively with the Wales team and Weir Minerals Canada to meet customer requirements.


  • Managing and directing overall production for the Fabrication shop at the Surrey facility

  • Direct reports and responsibility for production, internal procurement, project coordination

  • Directing the strategic planning and coordination of production decisions including scheduling, slotting and capacity planning

  • Improving the quality of goods manufactured and repaired - with the ultimate goal of meeting or exceeding established financial and operational targets

  • Working closely with the Lean Management team to sustain and improve efficiencies, reduce lead times, improve throughput, manage labor cost reductions, Implement and sustain 5S and drive logistics efficiencies

  • Working closely with staff and EHS coordinator to ensure safe work practice and improvements for staff and contractors, assist with the investigation and documentation of accidents and near misses and responsible for the follow up to ensure that effective corrective actions are implemented

  • Conduct performance reviews and manage staff utilizing the Weir PDP process

  • Mentor and manage the sponsored employees within the Employee Development Programs

  • Prepare and input daily manufacture order time tracking to ERP

  • Prepare purchase requisitions to satisfy shop and warehouse consumable in accordance with company policy and any negotiated terms and conditions

  • Responsible for the management and execution of the operations responsibility in accordance with the Quality Operating system

  • Initiate and follow up with inspection NCR, CAPA and any order ECO

  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Operations Manager or General Manager

Health & Safety : Key Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Able to work in a manner that ensures the safety of themselves and others

  • Able to demonstrate compliance to company safety procedures and legal obligations

  • Recognise and report and resolve hazards identified

  • Confidence and ability to intervene on practices deemed to be unsafe

  • Engage and promote a zero harm culture

  • Be aware of physical limitations based upon job requirements

Education and/or Experience:

Technical Degree/Diploma focused on Production Management, Industrial Engineering, Business Administration OR equivalent mix of relevant technical education and experience. Must be familiar with and have a working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations (BC). Certification in JHSC would be an asset. Minimum of 8 years related experience in a fabrication environment (Fitting, welding, cutting...etc). Minimum of 5 years leading or managing a highly skilled mechanical and skilled trade environment, within a fast pace environment that may involve multi-shift operations or at a field location within an assigned geographic area.

Exposure to engineering, sales and manufacturing audiences is considered an asset. Red Seal Fabrication and/or Level B pressure welding considered an asset. Familiarity and experience with ISO9001, 14001, OHSAS-18001, Lean, and Kaizen Knowledge of the management of risks and Job Safety Analysis (JSA) with established controls Excellent planning, execution, and organizational skills with attention to detail. Project management knowledge or experience would be considered an asset.

Language Skills:

Strong communication skills both verbal and written (in English).

Work Complexity & Major Relationships:

Work is assigned in the form of manufacturing orders with defined delivery dates and high level strategic goals. Capable of managing multiple jobs with concurrent fabrication, assembly/repairs and larger manufacturing projects and initiatives of complex and novel nature. Able to exercise influence over team members working within a custom fabrication environment, the operations teams, management team, and corporate level.

Decision Making Skills:

Makes independent decisions in planning, organizing and leading the production team to execute all customer orders with a quality level that exceeds the customer’s expectation, on time and on budget. Exercises initiative and independent judgment in adapting and applying procedures to address unusual problem situations and resolve most conflicts. Independently solves problems or situations for which no clearly established procedures or precedents exist. Establishes standard operating procedures with focus on Lean concepts and Customer Satisfaction.

Additional Abilities and Competencies:

Exceptional organizational and communication skills both verbal and written in English. Ability to influence and demonstrate corporate-wide leadership skills, including project leadership, mentoring and coordination of team members. Self-starter, results-driven individual with the ability to operate independently and with teams. Demonstrated ability to coordinate the activities of multiple departments within an organization, customers and external suppliers to meet production requirements. Ability to adapt to changing customer demands and requirements to ensure customer satisfaction. Ability to take initiative, developing and maintaining project plans and execution of outstanding actions. Ability to work independently and as a team player while solving complex problems and multitasking in a deadline-driven environment

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

ID: 2016-13996

Shift Schedule: Day

Manages Others: Yes