Location: Chatham-Kent, ON
Date Posted: Jul 31, 2020

Job Description

A true alternative to yesterday’s wood poles, RS Technologies Inc. (RS) designs and manufactures the world’s highest-performing composite utility poles that are safer, more reliable, and longer-lasting than wood, steel, and concrete poles. Excited about expanding Canadian operations into the United States with an aggressive growth trajectory, RS Technologies continues to provide clients with uniquely engineered products for complex and challenging environments across the world. RS poles are designed for transmission (up to 345kV), distribution, and communication applications, and provide an environmentally friendly alternative that is one of the most cost-effective in the market to date.

In partnership with Prime Management Group Inc., RS is seeking a highly collaborative, strategic, results-oriented Director of Operations who will be accountable for the overall operations, safety, and leadership of the Tilbury, Ontario composite structures manufacturing facility. This includes direct accountability over capital equipment installation and commissioning, scheduling, inventory management, production, maintenance, human resources, quality, and logistics.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Operations will lead a high performing team and operation where safety is managed as a visible priority and “way of life” throughout the organization.  This visionary and collaborative leader will establish and maintain improved EHS practices, disaster prevention, and recovery plans while managing costs, maximizing profit, and exceeding internal and external customer needs and requirements. Leading the timely and cost-effective delivery of quality products for the operation, this dynamic Director will utilize highly developed organizational, analytical, planning, and problem-solving skills to effectively collaborate with teams across the corporation (marketing, sales, procurement, accounting, quality, engineering, and operations teams). The Director of Operations will also manage improvement and capital projects, such as the purchase and installation of new equipment as well as construction.

To qualify for this exciting opportunity, the successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent discipline, with 7+ years of demonstrated manufacturing operations management experience and an extensive skillset in technical, quality, administrative, and financial oversight. The ideal candidate will have proven plant management experience, including leading hourly work teams in a process intensive manufacturing environment.

Through professional, honest, and persuasive communication, the successful candidate will possess a proactive and results oriented attitude, coupled with a successful track record leading people and projects with cross-functional teams, customers, and suppliers. Thorough knowledge and hands-on experience in Continuous Improvement, Lean Manufacturing and/or Six-Sigma, and 5S principles will be necessary for success in this role. Additionally, it will be important for the successful candidate to possess previous experience with ERP/MRP implementations and relevant experience with shop-floor documentation, work-orders, inventory control, scheduling, and QC data management.

On behalf of RS Technologies Inc., Prime Management Group Inc. will be accepting all applications in confidence from interested candidates. To express your interest in this opportunity, please submit your resume directly to Michelle Rawson at micheller@pmg.on.ca 

Requests for additional information on the role, and/or confidential suggestions or nominations, may also be submitted.


Application Contact Information

Company Name:   RS Technologies Inc. c/o Prime Management Group Inc.
Contact Name:   Michelle Rawson
Telephone:   519 672 7710
Email Address:   micheller@pmg.on.ca