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Zekelman Industries Plant Manager in Kitchener, Ontario

Z Modular, a division of Zekelman Industries, seeks a Plant Manager to run all aspects of the manufacturing functions at our plant in Kitchener, ON. This seasoned manager will be responsible for the planning, management, monitoring and control of overall plant operations to meet the Company's financial objectives.


  • Plan, manage, monitor, and control overall plant operations to meet the company’s financial objectives including, but not limited to continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, safety, productivity, quality, and other cost savings initiatives

  • Lead, promote, and enforce health and safety work practices as required by regulatory agencies and company policy

  • Supports, facilitates, and interfaces between Employees and Management at all levels in conflict resolution, addressing issues and concerns, and being a strong communication and engagement advocate

  • Serve as a strategic business partner and provide organizational direction consistent with corporate goals, objectives, and vision to all departments within the Birmingham, AL facility

  • Review daily operating reports and resolve operational, manufacturing, and maintenance issues to ensure minimal expenditures and prevent operational delays

  • Effectively promotes positive employee engagement while adhering to the principle of integrity in alignment with the strategic direction of the organization

  • Ensure that pertinent information is clearly and accurately communicated to all affected Z Modular departments in a timely fashion

  • Delegate work to appropriate personnel and provide accurate and complete instructions for all completion of such work

  • Other duties as assignment by management.

  • Regular, full-time, predictable onsite attendance per the posted schedule is an essential function of this role

  • Lead and promote health and safety work practices as required by regulatory agencies and company policy


The ideal candidate for the Plant Manager position will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or Engineering and at least 10 years of experience in an industrial manufacturing leadership role. Knowledge of construction manufacturing is essential. Modular experience REQUIRED.


  • Proven track record of driving operational and cultural change

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong decision making, problem solving, communication and organizational skills

  • Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite and SAP

  • Flexibility to work in an industrial environment

  • Legally eligible to work in Canada

We are Zekelman Industries.

We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.

We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.

Zekelman is an Equal Opportunity Employer compliant with all Ontario law & Human Rights Code in providing accommodation to persons with disabilities and to ensuring an accessible environment. Zekelman will accommodate persons with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and persons with disabilities will be accommodated on hiring and during employment. Should you require accommodation, please do not hesitate to request it.

ID: 2020-2507

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Street: 1 Goodrich Dr.