Operations Manager - Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg, MB, CA

APG Canada West


Job ID:  487189


Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, is a leading global supplier of building and landscaping products. Its product portfolio includes hardscapes and masonry, packaged cement mixes, lawn and garden materials, and composite decking sold through a variety of channels for residential and commercial use. Oldcastle APG is the leading producer of hardscapes in North America and Europe and the innovator behind many of the industry’s well-known brands: Belgard hardscapes, Echelon masonry, Sakrete bagged dry mixes, and MoistureShield composite decking. With over 260 operating locations and approximately 8,500 employees, Oldcastle APG operates across 7 countries in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.




  • Cultivate and develop opportunities to incorporate safe work practices into daily working routine; assist others in identifying and adhering to established safety procedures; be mindful of potential safety issues and report them immediately to a Supervisor, Safety Committee member or Group Health & Safety Manager
  • Ensure all new employees receive appropriate orientation; training and Personal Protective Equipment
  • Ensure employee compliance with all company policies and procedures to create a safe work environment for all staff, visitors and the general public
  • Provide ongoing and re-training of employees as and where necessary
  • Ensure all work is performed in a safe manner and maintain safety records as necessary
  • Conduct regular safety meetings and regular risk assessments with appropriate follow up
  • Ensures compliance by documenting all incidents, accidents, near misses, WCB claims and injuries as required by various governing agencies and internal Environment, Health & Safety Manager
  • Communicates regularly with the Group Health & Safety Manager to promote best practices within the company
  • Implements the Expocrete Health and Safety annual compliance plan and ensures the schedule is maintained


Production & Quality Control


  • Manage production and inventory to maintain required levels of finished goods to supply all customers in a timely manner
  • Ensure accuracy of inventories to include finished goods, raw materials and resale items
  • Manage inventory value to budgeted levels
  • Ensuring the accuracy of product specification
  • Checking the suitability and quality of materials and all related operations during the production process through to the final quality check and dispatch
  • Review and make recommendations for the efficient operation of each area under supervision
  • Work across the production cycle to ensure the flow of work meets customer deadlines
  • Allocate and oversee the work of the production team in order to meet operational deadlines and/or cover for absences
  • Maintain stocks of materials and consumables and their appropriate storage as required.  Ensure cost effective use of such materials in production process
  • In collaboration with VP Operations, input and maintain accurate cost information (hourly rates, materials, etc.) into the management information system ensuring it is up to date
  • Provide information, analysis and reporting on a regular and ad-hoc basis


Human Resources


  • Recruit or assist in the recruitment of new employees
  • Work closely with the VP Operations to produce and review individual/team performance
  • In conjunction with the VP Operations prepare efficient and workable rosters for production and/or yard staff
  • Coordination and supervision of staff training
  • Manage staff leave (including vacations) and working arrangements to ensure sufficient staffing levels for forecasted production targets
  • Reviews and approves timecards for payroll
  • Oversees and mentors the production unit by providing leadership through the use of best practices in recruitment, retention, employee development, job enrichment/assignment initiatives and may assist in departmental succession planning.  Also coaches employees by providing performance & absenteeism improvement plans; training & development opportunities; and creating an environment of positive employee relations
  • Will act as the company representative when a union is present, handle & resolves grievances, and in collaborative with Human Resources negotiate union contracts




  • Ensure all production equipment is maintained and serviced in a proper, timely manner
  • Mandates good housekeeping practices to maintain optimum performance of machinery and plant


Oldcastle Fundamentals


  • Follows and implements the Oldcastle’s Five Plant Fundamentals position knowledge
  • Previous knowledge of production equipment is a desirable asset
  • Basic knowledge of wet-cast, dry-cast and concrete production processes
  • Working knowledge of block machines and paver machines
  • Good mechanical and electrical skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of ERP systems
  • Knowledge of scheduling and planning techniques and methods in a make to stock environment
  • Excellent leadership and team building skills
  • Proficient use of basic computer software such as Microsoft Office Products, Internet, Email




  • High school diploma
  • Post secondary education in the engineering field or as a skilled tradesperson would be an asset
  • 5+ years of experience in a management or supervisory position
  • Proven time management, planning and scheduling skills


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:  Nov 25, 2023

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