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Our values

As a leading global technology company, we are always looking for talents that can help us bring the latest innovative solutions to life.


Customer

Our expertise is at our customers’ disposal as we listen to their needs and develop ad hoc solutions to help them overcome challenges and achieve their objectives.

Innovation

We continually invest in research and development to develop solutions that are both innovative and effective, helping optimize the cost of the product.

Integrity

We are resolute in our commitment to act honestly, justly and with respect for our colleagues, our customers and the wider community.


People

People are the key to our success, and we work to encourage their personal and professional growth through continuous training to expand their technical and managerial skills.


Quality

We invest without compromise in innovative technology that allows us to ensure the highest quality standards and make our solutions effective and high performing.


Speed

The speed with which we execute our operations is uncommon in our sector and ensures the utmost respect for our customers’ project timetables.

Why work with us?

Because we believe in the value of people, respect their uniqueness, and appreciate the active contributions that each individual can make to the growth of a dynamic, international organization like ours. The ideas, values and efforts of the individual are dedicated to a common objective, for our success and that of our customers. Our activities are carried out with respect for the environment and for the communities where we operate.


Autonomy and responsibility

We are a lean organization that believes in a “policy of taking action”. With us, you will find active and motivating roles that will help you better advance on your professional journey.


Continuous training

Besides technological know-how, the main key to our success is the people who bring UTIL to life. We therefore promote the growth of our talented individuals through specific training, with dedicated leadership courses that foster both technical and managerial skills.


Internationalism

We are a global group with a strong local presence in six nations and three continents. By working with us you will be able to encounter and gain the most from the many multicultural settings that form the foundation of our international mindset.

Open positions

  • TOOL AND DIE MAKER
  • STAMPING PRESS OPERATORS
  • PRODUCTION SCHEDULER
  • PRODUCTION MANAGER
TOOL AND DIE MAKER

LOCATION: Concord, Ontario
REPORTS TO: Toolroom Manager

VACANCIES:  Afternoon Shift x2 – Mon – Fri 3pm – 11pm, Night Shift x2 – Sun – Thurs 11pm – 7am

To assist in the tooling process as assigned, performing all the general functions of a Tool & Die Maker as listed below, while meeting the established customer requirements at UCAN.  To build, modify, repair and troubleshoot dies, tools, jigs and fixtures for production while working to very close tolerances from blueprints, sketches and samples to ensure that final product meets customer specifications.


DUTIES: 

  • Maintains and manufactures tools, dies and fixtures accurately to provide quality components at peak efficient levels.
  • Works on presses to diagnose cause of tool or die malfunction.
  • Sets up and operates all Toolroom machines including lathes, milling machine, drill press, grinders, etc.
  • Assists Set-Up Operators to set up and adjust presses to ensure parts are produced according to customer and UTIL requirements.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints and uses precision measuring instruments (imperial and metric). Performs bench work and skilled fitting to very close tolerances.
  • Recommends maintenance and equipment repair necessary to achieve the highest possible efficiency, safety and quality. Maintains documentation and preventive maintenance requirement of press tools.
  • Manages daily priorities for attainment of customer satisfaction, while also meeting production schedule commitments to achieve business objectives.
  • Performs assigned tasks within given timeframes, and reports progress to Toolroom Manager or designate.
  • Actively participates in dimensional quality concerns related to customer issues, and supports departmental goals and objectives.
  • Performs all job functions in a safe and healthful manner, abiding by all Health, Safety and Environmental rules and regulations including the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Follows the guidelines and rules as set out by the Employee Handbook and Company policies.
  • Contributes to a positive work environment by demonstrating and sharing functional / technical knowledge.
  • Works in a cost-effective manner and maintains high standard of quality and excellent workmanship.
  • Performs various other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS/KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • High school education, valid Ontario Tool and Die Maker Certificate;
  • Must possess basic computer skills, i.e., Windows, Microsoft Office, Excel
  • Five (5) years experience building and / or improving stamping dies and transfer dies in an automotive production environment
  • Good understanding of metrology, SPC level 2, Algebra and Geometry
  • Ability to read and understand complicated blueprints;
  • Good working knowledge of GD&T
  • Able to communicate in both written and spoken English
  • Good organizational skills, be a self starter and a team player
  • Able to operate Toolroom equipment (lathe, grinding machine, milling machine, etc.) effectively and safely
  • Ability to work overtime if required

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STAMPING PRESS OPERATORS

LOCATION: Concord, Ontario
REPORTS TO: Production Supervisor/Manager

VACANCIES:  Afternoon Shift – Mon – Fri 3pm – 11pm, Night Shift – Sun – Thurs 11pm – 7am


DUTIES: 

  • Operate heavy metal stamping press machine to produce quality product that meets customer specifications;
  • Removes worn or damaged die components to be replaced or repaired, and re-install components as required;
  • Performs die setup and adjustment as required – 4 slide / blanking;
  • Performs dimensional and visual inspections of first-off, in-process & final product to ensure compliance to applicable standards, using product drawings, blueprints and/or work orders;
  • Contains non-conforming product as per the applicable Quality procedure;
  • Maintains safety standards of equipment and work area according to established procedures and as instructed by the supervisor;
  • Ensures work area and machines are kept clean, organized and tidy at all times;
  • Stores equipment and tools properly when not in use;
  • Informs the supervisor to the best of his ability about unusual things, faulty design, unsafe conditions, missing parts, etc;
  • Works in a cost-effective manner and maintains high standard of quality and excellent workmanship;
  • Perform all job functions in a safe and healthful manner, abiding by all health, safety and environmental rules and regulations including the use of personal protective equipment;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned;

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS/KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • Previous work experience in stamping environment beneficial although training is provided;
  • Previous press operation experience would be an asset;
  • Must be able to understand, read and write in English;
  • Contributes to a positive work environment by demonstrating and sharing functional / technical knowledge;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision;
  • Ability to work overtime if required;
  • Must wear appropriate personal protective equipment  while working;
  • Must follow all health & safety rules and regulations;
  • Ability to stand for long periods, bend and lift up to 30 lbs;
  • Be punctual, reliable and willing to work flexible hours;

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PRODUCTION SCHEDULER

LOCATION: Concord, Ontario
DEPARTMENT: Supply Chain
REPORTS TO: Head of Sales & Operations Planning

As the Production Scheduler, you would be working under little supervision, responsible for planning and establishing production schedules. Responsible for the proper allocation of work to provide for the efficient utilization of equipment, material, and manpower. Monitors material inventories, tracks production progress, and estimates completion dates to modify and adapt schedules as necessary to meet changing deadlines.


MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop effective production schedules to achieve production objectives in an environment characterized by thousands of SKUs and thousands of different orders.
    lines, respecting MOQs, number of set ups per day and production capacity.
  • Monitor workflow and schedules to ensure on-time delivery. Analyze and address production issues (eg manpower and material shortage problems) in a timely fashion.
  • Coordinate with purchasing to order and stock adequate levels of raw materials.
  • Work with Managers to develop potential solutions to improve production performance.
  • Develop daily production status reports for Manager.
  • Excel, SAP excellent knowledge.
  • Creates the manufacturing schedule and monitors daily, throughout the month to ensure on-time delivery of product to customers.
  • Daily build schedules to be created, throughout the month to meet the monthly goal.
  • Monitors the production schedule daily and throughout the month making changes when necessary, such as when resources do not arrive as planned or when equipment fails.
  • Monitors inventory levels and plans monthly cycle counting activities.
  • Participates in yearly physical inventories and inventory entries into SAP. Accurate inventory quantities are necessary for the creation of production schedules.
  • Collaborate with Sales, Purchasing, Customer Care, Operations, Production, Maintenance, Tooling, Engineering and Quality daily in order to ensure a successful schedule.
  • Familiarization with planning requirements for other departments
    Skills.

QUALIFICATION / KNOWLEDGE/ EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong analytical skills, especially command of Excel, Power Query, Power Pivot, Power BI;
  • Degree Business Administration, Project Management or equivalent.
  • Advanced level math.
  • Advanced understanding of manufacturing, and resource planning. Automotive preferred.
  • Experience with SAP.
  • 5 years of hands-on production scheduling experience using ERP software is required.
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Excel experience.
  • Good communication skills. English is mandatory, fluency in reading and writing in Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian and/or Spanish would be an asset.
  • Capable to work with databases, prepare reports, communicate with other employees, staff and customers regarding potential problems and schedule or production changes.
  • Capable to work with databases, prepare reports, communicate with other employees, staff and customers regarding potential problems and schedule or production changes.
  • 5 years’ experience in production control, planning, inventory control and materials in an automotive manufacturing environment.
  • Experience and courses related to Supply Chain Management and Production Scheduling an asset.
  • People, organizational and communication skills are essential.
  • Self-disciplined and self-motivated.
  • Ability to comprehend extensive production operations.
  • Expectation of equal time spent in office and on manufacturing and production floor.

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PRODUCTION MANAGER

LOCATION: Concord, Ontario
DEPARTMENT: Operations
REPORTS TO: General Manager North America

Responsible for coordinating and supervising – through subordinate supervisors – various aspects of the manufacturing operations of the facility. Responsible for assembling and maintaining supervisory teams to ensure effective management of manufacturing operations, while meeting the established customer requirements at UCAN. Goals will include successful increase of production, productivity and quality improvements and cost reduction programs in a continuous improvement environment.


MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Overall responsibility for identifying, developing, and maintaining process requirements within assigned departments inclusive of all applicable standards, legislative guidelines, divisional and corporate directives;
  • Work closely with production, engineering, materials and quality to support customer demands for quality products being delivered in a timely manner;
  • Assures the company stays on schedule with respect to product build and customer deliverables;
  • Overall responsibility for effectiveness of work planning, measuring efficiency and effectiveness and improvements of assigned departments;
  • Responsible for performance feedback, development for competency of all employees within production and overall accountability of all direct and indirect reports;
  • Overall responsibility for application of records, forms, work instructions and processes assigned to production in accordance with business operating system requirements and applicable standards (ISO 14001, ISO 9001:2008 / IATF 16949 – 2016);
  • Responsible for performance of production to business plan at divisional level;
  • Overall responsibility for production’s contribution to cost effectiveness, efficiency, timing/delivery, customer satisfaction (internal/external), managing change, introductions and development of new technologies;
  • Promotes a positive employee relations climate by maintaining open communications and practicing effective conflict resolution;
  • Ensures productivity targets are achieved by monitoring actual performance against target and initiates corrective action to correct any negative variances. Provides productivity data for departmental performance reports;
  • Promotes continuous improvement activities including reviewing all suggestions made by team members. Coordinates resources for implementation.  Make recommendations for productivity and safety improvements to Industrial Director;
  • Identifies training requirements for department employees, sets schedules and provides resources to conduct required training. Maintains skill charts for team members;
  • Maintains safe working environment including completion of accident investigation report, good housekeeping, safety training, utilization of personal protective equipment, and compliance with safety rules and procedures;
  • Ensures that production and production support equipment are in good/safe working condition;
  • Perform all job functions in a safe and healthful manner, abiding by all health, safety and environmental rules and regulations including the use of personal protective equipment;
  • Other duties as assigned by direct Manager;

QUALIFICATION / KNOWLEDGE/ EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum ten years progressive experience in an operations position within the automotive metal stamping industry with exposure to multiple press technologies (mechanical, hydraulic etc.), welding and assembly;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Production Supervisor or Manager in a fast-paced automotive manufacturing environment;
  • Post-secondary degree, certificate, diploma in business management / engineering / or another relevant field;
  • Technical knowledge will be critical for success – Stamping (specifically with fine blank technology), welding, machining and metal fabrication;
  • Should possess a historical track record of proactive customer interface at a management level;
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills in communication, conflict resolution/management, change management, and troubleshooting with an ability to interact in a positive manner with the production workforce and with all levels of management;
  • Must possess strong organizational, planning and project management skills;
  • Knowledgeable in the application of business operating systems including quality, environmental, and health & safety;
  • Italian speaking considered a strong asset;

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