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Plant Operations Manager

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Company: Load Covering Solutions 

Recruiting Company: HRCovered Inc.

Job Title: Plant Operations Manager

Job type:  Permanent, Full-Time

Compensation: $86,000-$96,000 salary + benefits + RRSP matching + the list goes on!!! 

Reporting to: CFO/Operations Director 


  • Are you a dedicated individual with wide-ranging experience in manufacturing operations?
  • Can you effectively lead teams, drive continuous process improvements, and ensure quality and on-time delivery?
  • Do you have the requisite experience and ability to successfully increase production and asset capacity while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining high-quality standards?


If YES, we have a rewarding opportunity that will match your experience and passion for excellence.


That’s right! Load Covering Solutions Ltd. (LCS) is actively searching for a highly skilled and experienced Plant Operations Manager to join their dynamic team, take the lead, and propel the company to new heights of success.


Job Summary

Load Covering Solutions Ltd. (LCS) is seeking a results-driven and dedicated individual with extensive experience in planning and leading operations within small- to medium-sized manufacturing environments. The ideal candidate will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and overseeing day-to-day operations to surpass customer expectations. This role involves increasing production and asset capacity and flexibility while minimizing costs and maintaining quality standards.


The successful candidate will have a proven track record in devising, evaluating, and implementing continuous process improvements to minimize waste, reduce costs, and maximize quality and yield. They will also be responsible for ensuring production output, product quality, and on-time delivery to customers.


About Load Covering Solutions

Load Covering Solutions Ltd. (LCS) has been a leading producer and distributor of tarp systems for commercial trucks and trailers since 1979. Based in Burlington, Ontario, LCS specializes in load covering solutions for the flatbed and truck body industry as well as the utility trailer market with open deck, utility, and gooseneck trailers and serving a unique market with over-dimensional trailers for the military and space applications.


With a keen focus on product innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction, LCS has become a trusted name in the industry. LCS is a custom job-shop that allows them to serve to a wide range of customers, including the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Navy, government contractors, aviation and space exploration companies, fleets, owner/operators, trailer manufacturers, and their dealer networks, and general commercial businesses making sure the product meets their specific needs. The company’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and industry-leading customer service has helped it to establish long-lasting partnerships with its customers across North America.


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Steer and direct manufacturing operations that generate $7M+ in annual revenue for all manufacturing (metal and industrial textiles).
  • Schedule all production for the week and 3 week forecast and assign work to all departments for completion and provide work orders to staff. 
  • Establish operational policies and implement process improvements to ensure superior quality and outstanding output of customer orders. 
  • Directly oversee 20+ non-union employees in manufacturing, assembly, installation, shipping and service and repair. Share a trusting relationship with workgroup and recruit, manage and develop plant staff. 
  • Manage operational and capital expense budgets exceeding $4M. 
  • Interface and collaborate effectively with other departments to ensure inventory availability for production and service, exceptional customer service, cost effective operations and on-time shipments. 
  • Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions. 
  • Commit to Plant Safety procedures.
  • Identify ideas for productivity improvements and where time is being wasted.  
  • Investigate and resolve all quality and re-work issues and manage operational changes to eliminate all re-work and trigger corrective actions. 
  • Ensure adherence to strict quality control procedures.
  • Develop and implement KPI to achieve operational goals and key business outcomes. 
  • Monitor and manage employee performance, abilities, training and development, motivation and leadership potential. Identify opportunities for cross training and advancement in the organization. 
  • Review GMA’s weekly for profitability and identify where improvements can be made and make recommendations for implementation. 
  • Actively interface with vendors, purchasing and engineering for capacity planning, product cost reductions from both design and vendor selection perspectives. 
  • Maintain compliance with critical safety and quality standards.
  • Collaborate with the engineering team on design changes, bills of sales, and reviewing drawings, requiring a solid understanding of engineering basics.
  • Conduct daily production meetings and plan daily and weekly production schedules for different departments.
  • Manage staff, including hiring, training, onboarding, and scheduling.
  • Foster effective collaboration between purchasing and production, working closely with the procurement team.



  • 15+ years of experience in manufacturing.
  • Strong understanding of metal or tarp manufacturing, with industry work experience.
  • Currently in a supervisory role, responsible for coordinating day-to-day workflow.
  • Additional certifications in engineering, procurement, project management, welding, etc. are a plus.
  • Experience using ERP visual is a plus.
  • Proven work experience as a Plant Operations Manager.
  • Proven managerial experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Adequate knowledge of business and management principles, including budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation, priority setting, and human resources.
  • Familiarity with industry-standard equipment and technical expertise.
  • Computer literacy, including ERP (Visual Manufacturing) systems, Microsoft Office, and Solidworks/Autocad.
  • Ability to create accountability, responsibility, and lead by example.
  • Knowledgeable in safety, quality, productivity, demand creation, inventory management, and process stewardship.
  • Strong team building, priority setting, decision making, communication, and people management skills.
  • BS in Business Management, Mechanical Engineering or related fields
  • Mechanically and technically minded.
  • Advocate of lifelong learning, Lean Manufacturing, and other principles of manufacturing efficacy.
  • Stay up to date on the latest production management best practices and concepts.


Working Conditions

This position is full-time and requires the individual to be present on the plant floor. The Plant Operations Manager will directly supervise a team of 15-20 shop floor staff members and collaborate closely with the purchasing and engineering departments.


Why Join

  • Competitive salary: $86,000-$96,000 base salary depending on experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including Health Benefits and RRSP Matching
  • Opportunity to supervise a team of 15-20
  • Chance to work with talented professionals in your field
  • Opportunity for growth and development within the company
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment
  • Emphasis on work-life balance and employee wellness
  • Chance to make a meaningful impact on the company’s success and growth


How to Apply

If you have not yet found the company whose passion and standard for excellence rivals yours, then DO NOT MISS this opportunity! Check out their website at To apply, send your resume to before June 23rd, 2023.