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Manager, Production Engineering

Company: Vancouver Shipyards
Company - Location: Vancouver Shipyards - North Vancouver, BC
Department: Seaspan Marine Engineering


Why choose Seaspan?

Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards has been selected under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) to be Canada’s long-term partner for the building of Non-Combat vessels. This multi-billion dollar program will create stable work over the next decade and beyond, and see the construction of up to 17 ships to start (three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels, one Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel, one Polar Icebreaker, two Joint Support Ships, five Medium Endurance Multi-Tasked Vessels and five Offshore Patrol Vessels).

Seaspan is investing $200 million into its shipyard facilities to support this. Construction began in October 2012 and will result in the completion of four new fabrication buildings, a 300-ton shipbuilding gantry crane and load-out pier by late 2014.

Your future career opportunity

As Manager, Production Engineering, you will lead the smooth transition of design into production. Working collaboratively with the Engineering, Production, Planning and Program Management departments, you will develop, communicate and implement vessel build strategies to ensure that the most efficient production methods and procedures are utilized.

Our shipyard is undergoing a $200 million transformation, providing a unique opportunity to shape and influence new processes and procedures in Production Engineering.

Your expert knowledge in hull block breakdowns, grandblocks, erection sequences, work breakdown structure, interim products, process lanes, zone definitions, and test strategies will form the foundation of your ability to enhance efficiencies in production by aligning processes with facilities, methods and skills. Experience leading the development of Shipbuilding Standards Manual (SSM), Production Engineering Standards (PES), and Integrated Production Build Plan (IPBP) will be key to your success as well as deep understanding of Lean manufacturing principles.

To be successful in this role

You will bring a wealth of experience in leading Production Engineering in a shipyard, coupled with a diploma in Engineering as a minimum. Extensive knowledge and expertise of liaising with design and manufacturing within a shipyard environment. You will bring a collaborative leadership style, and have experience in effectively managing teams.

On offer to you

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, medical and dental benefits and a fitness membership for all permanent employees. For overseas candidates, we offer a generous relocation package to ensure a smooth transition for you and your family to Vancouver.. 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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