Plant Manager - Balzac, AB

Balzac, AB, CA

APG Canada West


Job ID:  496265


Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, is the leading provider of outdoor living solutions in North America with an award-winning portfolio that enables customers to Live Well Outside. Inspiring endless possibilities with enduring performance, its collection of premier building products create inviting outdoor spaces where people connect, reflect and recharge. The manufacturer’s signature brands include Belgard® and Echelon® hardscape and masonry materials; Barrette Outdoor Living® and MoistureShield® fencing, decking and railing; Sakrete® and Amerimix® packaged concrete and mortar; Techniseal® sands, jointing technologies and surface protectors; PebbleTec® pool finishes; plus popular brands of landscape and gardening materials.     


Job Summary


The Plant Manager is responsible for managing all aspects related to production in a fast-paced manufacturing site. The Plant Manager is responsible for the overall performance of production, including establishing and maintaining business objectives, ensuring compliance with all safety and environmental responsibilities, developing and leading a competent and engaged team.




  • Responsible for ensuring excellence through the 5 plant fundamentals of safety, housekeeping, preventive maintenance, productivity, and quality as outlined below
  • Ensures good, consistent customer service and responsiveness
  • Day to day planning and producing required product
  • Ensures the business meets expected financial returns, company, and site goals
  • Has a continuous improvement mentality to drive a site culture focused on excellence across all functions and personnel roles
  • Leverages best practices across sites, including sharing new best practices and learning from other sites
  • Responsible for ensuring BOMs are correct, and product is manufactured within BOM cost and quality commitments
  • Spends at least 80% of time on floor, interacting with plant teams and leadership
  • Ensure that internal control guidelines are followed by site
  • Assists with preparation of annual production budget and capital project requests
  • Uses key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure progress, including P&L’s, Daily Production Reports, BI dashboards, Vorne XL boards, and other OPS reports and tools
  • Ensures all OPS initiatives are implemented at site
  • Holds self and employees accountable for creating and implementing best practices and doing what is right for the business
  • Directs and monitors the work of direct reports in accordance with business plans, site and individual goals
  • Appraises employee performance and recommends appropriate actions to leadership
  • Directs development of training programs to promote employee engagement
  • Leverages standardized skills matrices and customized job interviews by role to ensure consistency in hiring talent that aligns with the required skillset for each role on the site
  • Set expectations with employees on good, consistent customer service & responsiveness
  • Ensures top quality products that meet on time delivery expectations
  • Responsible for developing his or her technical knowledge by learning from employees




  • Take leadership role in all investigations involving first aid or greater injury severity and property damage incidents considered greater than “minor”
  • Ensures any reported hazards are immediately mitigated and resolved in a timely manner
  • Attend and support monthly safety training




  • Ensures production plans and schedules are in place and team is executing to them
  • Drives labor best practices, managing on-time starts and employee overtime through OPS tools and BI dashboards
  • Conducts daily shift huddles are being conducted and utilizing huddle boards
  • Ensures site leaders are leveraging shift huddle data to manage downtime and working with maintenance lead to manage PM schedules
  • Leads weekly site performance reviews with both production and maintenance leads
  • Leads monthly downtime workshops, utilizing OPS dashboards and tools and includes both production and maintenance leads
  • Reports site performance using KPIs and OPS dashboards in a monthly performance review with business leaders




  • Directs implementation of a best-in-class quality program to ensure consistent, top-quality products with minimal junk
  • Ensures products meet and exceed customer expectations
  • Ensures products meet and exceed company set specifications and that product remains within BOM cost commitments


Position Knowledge


  • Previous knowledge of production equipment is a desirable asset
  • Basic knowledge of wet cast/dry cast and precast concrete production processes
  • Good Mechanical and Electrical skills
  • Excellent leadership and team building skills
  • Proficient use of basic computer software such as Microsoft Office Products, Internet, Email             


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link




Date:  May 17, 2024

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