Assembly Lead Hand

ZCL Composites a division of Shawcor Ltd - Edmonton, AB (6 months ago)

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Team player. Challenge seeker. Result achiever.

If this describes you, we want you on our team. We’re looking for a Lead Hand whose skills and goals match our Mission and Values. Benefits include:

Challenging career with opportunities for advancement
Incentive program
Group benefits package
RRSP matching
Training and development opportunities through ZCL University

We are currently recruiting for a Assembly Lead Hand (1st Shift) to be based in our Edmonton, Alberta (6907-36th Street) manufacturing facility. Reporting to the Production Manager, the Lead Hand is accountable for maintaining production and quality standards for the assigned shift through the coordination of production workers in the Assembly department. The incumbent will also be accountable for assembling single and double wall shells and domes and installing various components and accessories.


Leading tank Assembly activities, verifying each step for accuracy and quality
Periodically inspecting work to ensure compliance with quality standards - calibration readings, etc.
Making minor adjustments or repairs to products as needed
Implementing new processes, equipment and products
Ensuring that non-conformances are reported and addressed to ensure improvement in the quality of products and service
Touring the plant on a regular basis to monitor adherence to work rules, policies, and procedures
Ensuring compliance with housekeeping program
Providing information to the maintenance department to ensure optimal conditions of all equipment, and getting involved in repairs when no maintenance personnel are available
Assisting with physical inventory count as delegated by the Plant Production Manager
Working closely with the Plant Production Manager, engineers and manufacturing employees to look for ways to improve efficiency on the shop floor
Providing leadership on floor projects to ensure they are completed within established timelines
Providing advice and direction to employees on production matters
Providing training to new hires to develop their skills
Providing opportunities for individuals to develop skills
Working with the Plant Production Manager to complete employee reviews
Ensuring that Company Health, Safety and Security rules are followed
Developing and demonstrating a positive health and safety attitude and working climate
Providing training as required in the safe usage of equipment as well as safe work practices and procedures
Issuing all production documents to the proper workstation and verifying each step for accuracy and quality
Updating and reviewing hourly production boards
Other activities as required to support the production process

High School Diploma or equivalent required
Minimum 3 years’ supervisory experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment
Direct experience in a fiberglass reinforced plastic manufacturing facility or similar facility is preferred
Strong production management and quality manufacturing skills
Proficient in training, developing, and motivating employees
Able to assess and contribute to the resolution of front line employee issues
Good understanding of the English language including verbal and written communication skills
Ability to read and follow blueprints and drawings
Ability to work effectively with others and be part of a dynamic team
Ability to learn new tools, equipment, and material used in above ground and underground storage tank manufacturing and assembly
Ability to solve mathematical problems related to position
Experience in a Lean manufacturing environment / with Lean principles is an asset

For three decades, ZCL | Xerxes has been an industry leader in manufacturing high-quality fiberglass reinforced plastic storage tanks for the fuel, water/wastewater, and oil and gas markets. We pride ourselves on creating environmentally-safe products for storing and handling fuel, water/wastewater, chemicals, and other hazardous and corrosive liquids. Learn how our products preserve and protect the environment.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

ZCL Xerxes is an equal opportunity employer