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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
  • HR MANAGER
  • PLANT CONTROLLER
  • HEAD OF SALES & OPERATIONS PLANNING
  • 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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HR MANAGER

LOCATION: Concord, Ontario
DEPARTMENT: Human Resources
REPORTS TO: Genera Manager North America

On-site position

The Human Resources Manager participates in the development of programs/policies/procedures that contribute to organizational development, and employee satisfaction while maximizing efficiencies and profitability and maintaining a balance between employee/employer needs. This position reports locally to the General Manager for North America and functionally to the Global HR Director.


Job Duties 

  • Reviews and consults on management practices to ensure fair and consistent treatment of employees and compliance of same ensuring all relevant legislation and policies and procedures are followed;
  • Management of Payroll, Benefits and Health & Safety staff and department;
  • Communicates and provides reports regularly with Director of Human Resources and Head Office Executive Management team;
  • Enhance Training opportunities by implementing external seminars, internal training workshops;
  • Attends management meetings to field questions regarding H.R. matters and provides updates on HR KPI’s;
  • Conducts employee focus groups to solicit feedback on particular issues and/or concerns and compiles report and/or analysis with recommendations to management;
  • Research and benchmark other organizations to gather relevant data to establish best practices within the organization;
  • Responsible for overseeing full cycle recruitment including posting jobs, screening, interviewing, job offers, orientation, onboarding and offboarding;
  • Conducts exit interviews with employees who voluntarily leave the organization and compiles a bi-annual summary report on results;
  • Reviews current performance appraisal process and makes recommendations on enhancements;
  • Revises and maintains an updated benefits, policies and procedures manual;
  • Develops and implements a compensation plan to include bonuses, incentives, reward and recognition;
  • Subject matter expert in labour relations, advising managers in the interpretation and implementation of the local collective agreement, employment legislation, labour relations developments, employment standards, and human rights in Ontario;
  • Organization’s escalation regarding grievances, mediation, and arbitrations files;
  • Representative of the organization at mediations, arbitrations, and collective bargaining;
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships and partnerships with union partners, clients, and stakeholders;
  •  Partnering with Global HR leaders, business leaders, and legal counsel to ensure appropriate research and develop proposals for settlements;
  • Chair labour management meetings, take appropriate action to address the issues raised and escalate as appropriate;
  • Support HR Strategic Projects;
  • Other duties and projects as assigned;

Requirements 

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in HR Management for a unionized environment;
  • Bachelor’s degree or post graduate certificate in Human Resource Management, Industrial/Labour Relations or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • CHRP designation preferred, or working towards;
  • Sound knowledge of the Charter of Human Rights, Employment Standards Act, Ontario Labour Code and Health & Safety Act;
  • Operational Improvement mindset;
  • Strong Leadership Skill with a strong sense of urgency;
  • Ability to negotiate, sell and persuade;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;

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PLANT CONTROLLER

LOCATION: Villanova D’Asti, Italy
DEPARTMENT: Finance
REPORTS TO: Finance

Directly reporting  to the Group Controller, the Plant Controller is responsible for the proactive management of the financial and operational KPIs with referring to the manufacturing plant.


MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Management of provisions and internal capitalization for the monthly closing of the Italian plant;
  • Monthly reporting of the Income Statement and Balance Sheet referred to the 4 countries (Italy, Canada, China and Mexico) and consolidated;
  • Implementation of new BI tools for the improvement of production performance (OEE), inventory management (raw materials, semi-finished products, finished products) and cost control;
  • Support to the Operations and Supply Chain Teams by providing the KPIs and necessary data to ensure visibility within their processes;
  • Definition and management of the automation and optimization strategies referred to the internal processes of the Management Control Team;

QUALIFICATION / KNOWLEDGE/ EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong analytical skills, especially command of Excel, Power Query, Power Pivot, Power BI;
  • Excellent knowledge of English;
  • Experience of at least 2/3 years in similar positions;
  • Familiarity in the use of ERP;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Degree in Economics / Engineering;
  • Knowledge of SQL is a plus;
  • Experience with SAP / AS400 / Diapason is a plus;
  • Ability to identify causes of problems and develops methods to correct these problems;
  • Experience in the company with high volume mass production is a plus;

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HEAD OF SALES & OPERATIONS PLANNING

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

This position is responsible to drive a best-in-class Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process collaborating cross-functionally with Sales, Product Marketing, Finance, Demand/Supply Planning, Operations and Engineering. The S&OP Manager is responsible for leading the monthly S&OP process for the company focused on short term to long term planning and decision-making optimizing customer service levels, operational costs and revenue attainment. Keenly perceptive and intuitive, this person must also be articulate in order to mediate as necessary. This leader must be organized and follows up in a timely manner. Finally, this role requires a person who can think both strategically at a high level and tactically as well.


MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the cross-functional daily, weekly & monthly S&OP cadence;
  • Lead process for supply-demand balancing, constraints, allocations and forward-looking projections;
  • Lead Production Planning Team;
  • Aggregate large amounts of data, filter for importance and tie together in a context relevant story designed to drive action;
  • Continuously drive better business practice and increased value to the business through measurement and improvement of key performance indicators;
  • Drive cross-functional alignment with the business, Sales, Operations, Supply Chain Operations, Engineering and Finance;
  • Continuously drive process improvement to increase the level of process maturity and influence it has in driving business decisions across the company;
  • This is a highly visible role that will require the person be capable of communicating, presenting and influencing senior level executives from Supply Chain Operations, Operations, Engineering, and Product Management on a regular basis;
  • Any other duties commensurate with the role and as assigned;

QUALIFICATION / KNOWLEDGE/ EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong analytical skills, especially command of Excel, Power Query, Power Pivot, Power BI;
  • Experience leading a S&OP functional area including Production Planning;
  • Strong analytical, organizational, decision-making skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills;
  • Experience creating executive friendly presentations on complex business and supply chain topics and presenting to senior level audience;
  • Proven ability to build and maintain productive cross-functional relationships excellent communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to be successful driving change in a highly matrixed environment;
  • Leadership presence and the ability to lead a process in a highly matrixed environment;
  • Capable of influencing and driving decisions through the S&OP process;
  • Passion to drive world-class excellence;
  • Experience with large scale change management projects;
  • 10-12 years’ experience in Demand, Supply or Sales & Operations Planning;
  • Experience with planning, analytical tools Ex: Oracle/Demantra, SAP, Kinaxis Rapid Response, BI, Tableau or similar;
  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Experience with planning, analytical tools Ex: Oracle/Demantra, SAP, Kinaxis Rapid Response, BI, Tableau or similar;

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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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