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Operations Manager

Position: Operations Manager

Location: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta Canada

Oerlikon Metco Canada is seeking an Operations Manager to join our team at our Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta manufacturing facility. 

This role will provide strategic direction for manufacturing operations and engineering activities, including group framework, identifying areas of opportunity/improvement as well as directing major projects and providing technical expertise.


  • Compliance with Quality, Environmental, Safety and Health policies and regulatory requirements;
  • Providing direction and establishment of long term plans for major plant improvements;
  • Accountable for Operations capital budgets;
  • Controlling production costs and achieving production levels, demand planning and key performance indicators to track and improve plant efficiency;
  • Hiring and direct performance management of staff, including Operations Supervisor, Planning Supervisor and supporting engineers;
  • Establishes a positive work environment that encourages innovation, continuous improvement and adherence to high quality standards;
  • Promotes lean manufacturing methodologies;
  • Liaises with product managers, sales, R&D and QC to ensure alignment with corporate and operational objectives.

We expect

  • Post-Secondary Degree in Engineering combined with 10 years progressive responsibility in a manufacturing environment including 5 years management experience;
  • Experience in project management and lean manufacturing is preferred;
  • Proven leadership skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must.

We offer

A competative total rewards package.

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 15 000 employees at 186 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.85 billion. Sustaining growth and improving profitability in 2018: order intake to increase up to CHF 3.4 billion, sales to around CHF 3.2 billion, and the EBITDA margin to improve to around 15 % (after investments). 

Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials and services. With a dynamically growing network of over 30 locations worldwide Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, power generation, automotive, oil & gas, industrial and other specialized markets. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team!