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Plant Manager

Who We Are:

Established in 1986, Ground Effects has grown to become a multi-faceted supplier of interior and exterior accessory components for the automotive industry. We are a global company, headquartered in Windsor, Ontario.

 At GFX, we have created a culture that values long-standing employees and excellence in everything we do. Employees can expect to be a part of a great team that values safety and quality.

 Ground Effects is looking for a Plant Manager to join our team in Windsor, Ontario. Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated team player with good communication, leadership and organizational skills and would be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:


·       Must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a Managerial role within a manufacturing environment.

·       Minimum grade 12 education is required, further education a definite asset.

·       Must be familiar with IATF 16949/ISO requirements, Health and Safety legislation and Significant Environmental Aspects including:

                  a) Propane (Lift Truck Fuel)

                   b) Surplus Resource Utilization/Energy Use

                   c) Waste Management

                   d)  Use of Hazardous Materials (WHMIS)

·       Must have a strong technical background and have a general understanding of the function and operation of fabricating equipment.

·       Must have blueprint reading knowledge.

·       Must be team oriented and have excellent communication skills.

·       Must have excellent organizational skills.

·       Computer skills a definite asset.

·       Must have and maintain an appropriate and valid Ontario Driver's license.

·       Must have and maintain legal access/entry to the United States.


  • Schedule manufacturing activities based on customer releases so as to minimize inventory while providing the customer with prompt delivery. Customer releases may be derived from EDI transmissions.
  • Ensure that orders are released in the chronological order (FIFO) unless circumstances dictate that the release date is overridden to comply with various customer needs.
  • Maintain communication channels with direct reports so as to ensure efficient daily operations.  When and where required, assist direct reports with attendance management, performance management and corrective action of production employees.
  • Receive and review Shift reports from Production Supervisors and address areas of concern/problem.
  • Per the IATF 16949  requirements, ensure that production floor is equipped with proper work instructions and procedures to carry out manufacturing activities.
  • Ensure all wok in process is properly tagged in accordance with procedures and instructions.
  • Ensure properly maintained equipment and appropriate trained personal are available to carry out these activities.
  • Ensure that the O.H.S.A. and internal safe operating principles are in place and adhered to. 
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of quality control plans.
  • Review and disposition of nonconforming products and assist in providing solutions in prevent of their reoccurrence.
  • Oversee product handling to ensure products are properly handled so as to prevent damage and stored in designated areas.
  • Provide input in continuous improvement and APQP meetings.  In addition, provide continuous review of departmental processes to improve overall efficiencies.
  • Provide leadership and direction to Production Department.  As such, the incumbent is responsible for the assignment of work to direct reports, as well as, attendance management and performance management.  When necessary, implement corrective action to bring about positive change in direct reports to ensure optimum efficiency and quality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Operations Manager or designate
  • Facility management, making sure the facility meets all manufacturing and day to day operation requirements.
  •  Other duties or special projects as assigned. 

Are you ready to COME GROW WITH US?!

Those interested can submit a resume to 

Only the selected candidates will receive a response. Thank you for your interest.

Ground Effects Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Products & Services

Ground Effects has dedicated itself since its inception in 1986 and has evolved into a multi-faceted supplier of quality interior and exterior accessory components for the automotive industry and more. Click for more information


Our foundation capabilities include:
  • Automated Manufacturing
  • Automated Assembly
  • Specialized Surface Coatings
  • Mass Vehicle Customization
We pride ourselves in our in-house services for CAD/CAM Product Design and Development, Machining, Milling, Bending, and Robotic Plasma Cutting and Welding. Click for more information


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