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|Company - Location:||Vancouver Shipyards - North Vancouver, BC|
Why choose Seasspan
Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards has been selected under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) to be Canada’s West Coast Centre of Excellence and long-term partner for the building of Canada’s Non-Combat vessels. The multi-billion dollar program will create stable work over the next decade and beyond, and see the construction of up to 17 ships.
We can provide you with a rewarding, challenging career building state-of-the-art ships, all the while living in a unique and spectacular city. Vancouver has been rated amongst the top 3 most livable cities in the world based on 5 criteria: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure
As the Director, Manufacturing you will be responsible for production management of the Fabrication, Subassembly, Block Assembly, and Pre-Outfitting stages of construction. The position is responsible for safety, quality, cost and schedule performance for each stage of construction. The Director, Manufacturing, with subordinate stage of construction managers, will have direct line management of production and test activities at each respective stage of construction. You will also be responsible for monitoring and reporting stage of construction status and performance to senior management.
Scope encompasses all production activities necessary to complete designed products at each stage of construction. The Director, Manufacturing determines required manning and skills to perform planned work, communicates requirements to trade superintendents, and executes planned work with resources provided by trade superintendents within defined schedule and budget parameters. The role also requires integration and management of work by team members and subcontractors into the various stages of construction.
This role is complex due to the technical nature of the FFRP program, number of parties and resources involved, and requirement to meet established schedules and budgets. The role requires capability to lead and motivate a vast number of internal and external resources in support of program goals and objectives. The Director, Manufacturing role is responsible to interface with all functional departments within Vancouver Shipyards. The role also requires interaction with external customers, regulatory bodies, and statutory agencies during the inspection process.
The role requires an extensive understanding of the shipbuilding process and supporting functions.You will bring an extensive number of years operations/production experience working in the shipbuilding industry. 5 years direct line management experience in a large complex manufacturing environment. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in an engineering discipline. Experience in lean six-sigma implementation is desired.
Suitable candidates will require
Demonstrated ability to lead a large organization in the execution and construction of a complex manufacturing product. Demonstrated leadership skills including change management, development of people and communication. Detailed knowledge of shipbuilding construction methods and procedures. Extensive knowledge of overall shipbuilding operations with a detailed understanding of the relationship between procurement, design, planning, production and test operations. Strong technical capability to read and interpret complex specifications and detailed engineering drawings. Proficiency working with detailed safety, quality, cost and schedule reports.
The opportunity to make your mark is at Seaspan – both in career advancement and in building a legacy of ships for the Canadian Navy and Coast Guard. Seaspan is a progressive employer with a collaborative culture that supports health, safety and diversity.
Seaspan offers an attractive remuneration package with pension contributions and medical benefits. We also offer a generous relocation package to ensure a smooth transition for you and your family to Vancouver, including travel and moving costs for you and your family. A professional relocation consultant will assist you in finding temporary and permanent housing, obtaining school information, providing tours of prospective neighbourhoods and assistance on the myriad of practical issues related to establishing a new life in a new place. Seaspan will also support and fund work permit or permanent residency applications.
Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the worklplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.
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