Quality Manager, North America – Orica, Laurentides (pourvu)

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Orica is an Australian-owned, publicly-listed global company with about 15,000 employees and operations in over 50 countries. www.orica.com  www.oricaminingservices.com

Our client, Orica Canada Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of commercial civil explosives, blasting systems and services to the mining, quarrying and construction. The Orica Explosive’s largest manufacturing site worldwide with annual manufacturing cost of $40MM is in Brownsburg (Lachute, Laurentides).

They are looking for a Quality manager, North America

The Quality Manager reports to the Brownsburg Site Manager. Your mandate is to:

  • Manage the Quality and Technical Support group.
  • Provide products and processes support to the Brownsburg site, the Tappen site and to the Initiation Systems (I.S.) Marketing Group.
  • Also, provide support to other Orica sites worldwide, when needed.


  • Develop and implements business strategies aimed at quality and technical improvement. Develop and maintain a continuous improvement plan on technical support and quality matters for Brownsburg and Tappen sites. Participate in corporate / marketing improvement plan in his/her area of responsibility. Provide support to the other manufacturing groups responsible for cost reduction and SHE (Security, Health & Environnement) projects.
  • Develop and maintain the Quality Management System for the Brownsburg site. Take actions needed to maintain the ISO 9000:2000 certification and ensure the Brownsburg plant is prepared for the annual external ISO audit. Establish and manage the following quality programs and systems at the proper level: Supplier certification program, Change Approval system, Traceability system, Internal Audit systems and Continuous Improvement Plan program.
  • Responsible for all Quality Control activities on the Brownsburg site from raw material inspection to release of finished product. Manage the work of the Quality Control Supervisor who is responsible of laboratory personnel. Establish proper control for in-process material and uses his leadership to ensure established procedures are followed at all time.
  • Provide quality and technical support to the IS marketing group mainly through analysis and resolution of field complaints. Manage the Corrective / Preventive Action system and lead Material Review Board meeting.
  • Provide quality and technical support to the manufacturing process. Manage the daily support to the Brownsburg plant and lead project to improve the manufacturing process. Implement and maintain statistical tools to control in-process parameters and prevent process/human errors.
  • Is the point of contact of the site for the North American Marketing team, North American customers and Orica manufacturing sites worldwide. Provide technical and quality support for products shipped from Brownsburg and Tappen site.
  • Is part of the Brownsburg plant Management team. As such, participate in management project not directly related to his sphere of activity such as collective agreement bargaining, transfer of activity between manufacturing plant etc
  • Responsible for the production departments of lead azode manufacturing and pyrotechnic mixing.
  • Responsible for the operations of scrap destruction.

Operating environment:

  • Must be able to work in a multi -functions environment with different and sometimes opposite needs.
  • Needs to quickly adapt to different situation, continuously review priorities and work with a high degree of autonomy.

 Education and Experience:

  • Degree in technical subject such as chemistry, physics or engineering.
  • > 10 years of management experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of explosives initiation systems, manufacturing processes, ISO 9000:2000 quality standard and quality techniques such as SPC, PFMEA etc. (asset)


  • Analytical skills,
  • Excellent communication capability and show strong leadership.
  • Must be able to hold his subordinates accountable and be able to influence peers.
  • Strong technical knowledge in various matters such as: ISO 9000:2000, production processes, quality control, manufacturing technology etc.

Salary package :

Competitive: base salary + bonus. Full benefits. Pension Funds…