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Manager, Shop Operations

Date: Jan 11, 2023

Location: Cambridge, ON, CA

Company: BWX Technologies

BWXT Canada Ltd. is a world leader in design, engineering, manufacture, construction and service of nuclear power generation equipment.  As a supplier of innovative, high-quality nuclear components and services we cater to a worldwide customer base.  We take great pride in supplying highly engineered solutions that allow our customers to compete within the complex nuclear power generation industry.


We are recruiting for a Manager, Shop Operations for our facility in Cambridge, Ontario.




Manage Shop Operations of the BWXT Canada Ltd. manufacturing facility (Cambridge). To maximize BWXT profits through the controlled investment in people, materials and equipment while ensuring commitments to safety, customer schedule and quality standards.


This position reports to the VP, Components and has direct leadership of Shop Operations with the following direct reports: Focused Shop Managers, Shop Scheduler and Manufacturing Technical Specialist.





  • Promote a safety culture that puts safety above all other requirements.
  • Ensure compliance to customer and BWXT quality standards in all operations.
  • Oversee and support department Managers in daily shop operations.  This includes four Focus Shops along with Maintenance, Training and Health & Safety.
  • Direct the fabrication of BWXT products, ensuring the manufacturing processes, systems, and finished products are consistent with respective code requirements and customer specifications.
  • Direct the development and preparation of fabrication schedules for manufactured products to ensure effective production control.
  • Provide leadership and coaching to the manufacturing management team, demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement and skills development.
  • Work with department leaders to ensure manufacturing processes, systems and finished products are in line with quality, code and customer specifications.
  • Make decisions or negotiate terms where there may be little interest in cooperating or participating.
  • Evaluate employee performance and provide additional coaching and support as needed.
  • Responsible for achieving targeted milestones, according to established objectives, and develop or maintain internal control systems to ensure accountability.
  • Manage project execution activities within manufacturing to ensure cost effective outcomes.
  • Review current production methods and costs and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Develop, update and maintain favourable cost center budgets.  Participation in quarterly budget reviews.
  • Review load-boards and establish cost center workforce requirements.
  • Achieve or surpass yearly established revenue commitments.
  • Ensure overall delivery and quality of product to customers.
  • Use established metrics to ensure performance targets are met and work with leadership to create new measurements as needed.
  • Direct proper implementation of new manufacturing techniques, methods, systems, equipment and facilities to promote continuous process improvement as well as cost reduction and quality enhancements.
  • Work within the requirement of the Collective Agreement and BWXT policies, ensuring effective labour planning is completed to meet production requirements and support labour and employee relations.
  • Develop strong relationships with customers and vendors as necessary.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction, as well as create and develop plans to improve.
  • Continuously communicate and embody the company vision and values.




  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or other technical area combined with a broad business background or equivalent.
  • 15 years experience in a unionized, heavy manufacturing, OEM environment.
  • Previous experience with nuclear power generation products is an asset.
  • Excellent knowledge of, and commitment to, quality and safety programs.
  • Excellent management, leadership and coaching skills, with experience in motivating large, diverse groups to success.
  • Proven success as an effective problem solver and decision-maker.
  • Excellent relationship building, communication and presentation skills.
  • Successful track record in planning, executing, and achieving strategic growth plans.
  • Ability to collaborate, form strong relationships with team members, and build comradery and cohesion in teams to ensure they are working toward common goals.
  • Successful track record leading positive cultural change and organizational effectiveness.
  • Strong leadership skills with an emphasis on clear directions and accountability.
  • Excellent communication skills, highly organized, strong work ethic and computer literate.


We thank you for your interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


BWXT Canada is committed to fostering an accessible, fair, and inclusive environment where all employees are able to access goods and services while being respected and supported. If you require accommodations during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made. If you require information in a format that is accessible to you, please contact Human Resources.


BWXT Canada Ltd. embraces diversity of thought, values individuality, encourages new perspectives and provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability, or any other category protected by provincial law.

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