Production Manager – Final Assembly (Afternoon Shift)

  • Full Time
  • D3J


Production Manager – Final Assembly (Afternoon Shift)

Calgary, AB, Canada Req #744

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. (‘DHC’) is a proudly Canadian aerospace company currently transitioning its corporate headquarters to Calgary, AB. DHC is undertaking a consolidation of its underlying subsidiary companies under a single brand currently offering engineering, aftermarket, new aircraft manufacturing, modifications, parts manufacturing, and flight training. DHC currently has approximately 1,200 employees based in BC, AB and ON as well as in markets and distribution hubs world-wide. Our strong entrepreneurial spirit, together with a culture of empowerment, quality and innovation create opportunities to grow and succeed in an organization with a proud heritage and bright future.


The primary purpose of the Production Manager – Final Assembly (Afternoon Shift) is to execute daily production plans for aircraft manufacturing and assembly operations. Directly accountable to manage, coach and lead resources to meet production plan as well as takt time, including managing priorities, employee performance and behavior. Accountable for execution of MOS, including daily floor meetings, resources management, WO completion, ensuring all employees are trained and follow safety policies, Quality Procedures & housekeeping (6S). This role is a key member of the management team who works closely with the Operations Director, Production Personnel and all support staff to ensure aircraft completion is achieved on time and within budget.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Execute daily production plan efficiently by managing employees, priorities, and processes.
  • Execution of MOS principles by assigning and setting up daily expectations by area and employees (target vs. actual) and confirms that expectations are met.
  • Implement and maintain Visual Standard Work (VSW) in the production flow line.
  • Measure and report on daily activities performed by stage (target vs. actual).
  • Define and set safety standards and expectations, and ensure all employees participate in hazard risk assessments and follow safety policies and legislation as part of due diligence.
  • Anticipate and react to potential production interruptions and aid in recovery to minimize production loss.
  • Perform incident investigations within the timelines specified by the safety policy QAP.
  • Coach and provide feedback as necessary to improve production and quality levels for all employees.
  • Confirm that all employees follow approved documentation as per “QMS” as well as proper completion of paperwork.
  • Lead, implement, ensure, and manage time attendance policy.
  • Engage, propose, and lead the implementation of “ideas and improvements” in the production shop floor.
  • Accountable for leading and managing employee’s performance and behavior.
  • Confirm that all employees are trained and capable of performing their duties.
  • Perform any other related project or task as required.

Supervisory/Production Manager Duties

  • Direct oversight and supervision of assigned production personnel.
  • Motivate, organize, and encourage teamwork by promoting a positive work culture within the workforce to ensure set productivity and performance targets are met.
  • Ensure safe work practices are maintained by assigned production team members.
  • Provide leadership, direction, mentoring, and on-the-job training to production personnel.

Education & Experience

  • 5 – 8 years of manufacturing management and supervisory experience
  • Previous manufacturing management experience would be considered an asset.
  • Lean manufacturing or project management experience would be considered an asset.
  • A business degree would be considered an asset.


  • Excellent organization, judgement, and prioritization
  • Communication
  • Team building
  • Technical expertise
  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving

At De Havilland Aircraft of Canada (DHC), we are committed to protecting our people, customers, shareholders and the public through Health & Safety Excellence.

As such, it is an expectation that all employees maintain strict adherence to Health & Safety Policies and to perform key physical tasks of the position described in the job description and interview process. This may include but is not limited to the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions including temperature extremes, confined spaces, working at heights and with or around chemicals.

Employees are expected to adhere to the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) when at work which must include but is not limited to the ability to maintain a positive fit test when mask use is required.

At De Havilland Canada, we aim to be inclusive and diverse and provide equal opportunity for employment. All qualified applicants, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, and disability, are encouraged to apply. De Havilland will accommodate the needs of applicants with disabilities throughout all stages of the selection process. If you need accommodation during the recruitment process, please advise your Talent Acquisition representative. Information relating to the need for accommodation and accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Any offer of employment is conditional on the completion of positive and satisfactory background checks, which may include, proof that you are legally entitled to work in Canada, professional references, verification of employment history, verification of educational background and criminal background checks.