Manufacturing System Manager – Orica (pourvu)

Manufacturing Systems Manager – Six Sigma

Orica : 15,000 employees with operations in over 50 countries.

Our client, Orica Canada inc. is the global leader in the areas of commercial explosives and services to the mining, quarrying and construction. They are looking for a  Manufacturing System Manager. (position based in Brownsburg-Chatham, near Lachute)

The manufacturing systems manager works as part of a team to design, install, monitor and develop all systems affecting the manufacturing cycle of a product. The aim is to develop and maintain efficient manufacturing systems, producing the maximum volume of high-quality product at the lowest cost and in the shortest time.

The manufacturing systems manager works to integrate the entire manufacturing process, from production and supply through to sales. A systematic approach to money, methods, materials and technology, across traditional departmental boundaries, is required. The latest computer technology is used and this provides a systematic approach to manufacturing.

Typical work activities

Rather than specialising in one particular part of the process, the manufacturing systems manager is responsible for seeing a job through all of its stages.

Typical work activities include:

  • designing the layout of the plant;
  • designing, developing and installing plant control systems;
  • liaising with designers, researchers and engineering consultants;
  • attending production meetings and forecasting production requirements;
  • calculating production costs;
  • deciding on the effective use of resources, e.g. raw materials, equipment and staff;
  • producing maintenance schedules;
  • testing that systems are working correctly;
  • identifying, investigating and repairing system faults;
  • supervising the work of manufacturing engineers, trainee engineers and support staff;
  • overseeing the installation, repair and re-assembly of equipment;
  • demonstrating new and existing equipment to systems engineers, support staff and production managers;
  • discussing and evaluating systems failures with plant managers and non-technical personnel;
  • investigating environmental hazards;
  • reviewing results and meeting with managers to discuss methods of improving the productivity of existing systems;
  • investigating ways in which the latest technology could improve the productivity rate of the manufacturing system;
    • sourcing new suppliers of industrial equipment;
    • testing, monitoring and evaluating new mechanical equipment;
    • conducting safety tests and removing potential hazards;
    • establishing and implementing a quality culture within the manufacturing environment;
    • visiting other production sites;
    • reading specialist journals and attending training courses and industry meetings in order to keep up to date with the latest technological developments and trends in engineering.


Entry requirements

Relevant degree subjects include engineering and physical/mathematical/applied sciences. The following degree subjects in particular may improve your chances:

  • mechanical engineering;
  • production/manufacturing engineering;
  • electrical engineering;
  • chemical engineering;
  • computer-aided engineering;
  • computer science/software engineering;
  • electronics.

Candidates will need to show evidence of the following:

  • strong technical ability;
  • a practical and logical approach to problem-solving;
  • excellent teamworking skills;
  • the ability to enjoy challenges and the determination to overcome problems;
  • excellent oral skills;
  • a calm and patient manner.

 If you like systems and see yourself as someone who prefers to see a job through all its stages, rather than as a specialist who deals with one particular stage in the process, manufacturing systems engineering could prove very attractive.

So, please, send your CV to Marielle Cormouls-Houlès at :