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Ballard Power Systems Inc.

Senior Team Lead, Production

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
Ballard's Production Team has a position available for a Senior Team Lead in the Production department, reporting to the Production Director. This exciting opportunity will be based out of our Burnaby location.

  • Develop and demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of products and technical processes used by the Manufacturing team
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and organized working environment at all times; report safety incidents and near misses according the EH&S protocol
  • Provide direction and leadership to employees within the area of responsibility
  • Coach and mentor staff on a day-to-day basis and provide regular, constructive feedback to maintain a team of high performers
  • Oversee the performance of members of their team and work to resolve any issues that arise to ensure Production targets are met
  • Report out on Production performance (using KPI's and various reporting systems) and complete process documentation in a timely manner
  • Liaise with other departments and management on safety, quality and technical issues
  • Assign staff to manufacturing processes, produce schedules, and perform staffing requirement planning activities
  • Facilitate training of new and current technicians on work processes, product, quality and safety procedures; ensure technicians have sufficient skill and ability to perform necessary work and meet Production requirements
  • Provide guidance and help develop competencies in junior team leads
  • Cultivate and maintain positive, productive relationships with stakeholders and cross-functional team members
  • Provide leadership in minimizing COGS and operating expenses
  • Support Lean Manufacturing and 6S activities within the department and across the company
  • Other duties assigned, as needed

  • Relevant technical education, including technical diploma or trade certificate
  • 5 to 8 years technical/supervisory experience in a related industry, or equivalent combination
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrate key Leadership competencies with a proven track record of translating corporate strategy into action and driving team performance to deliver results
  • Ability to work rotating shifts and overtime, as needed

Nice to Have:
  • Experience using Oracle (or similar MRP), 5S and Lean Manufacturing is considered an asset

Our Values
Listen & Deliver | Quality. Always. | Inspire Excellent | Row Together | Own It

Ballard values diversity in the workplace and is committed to Employment Equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.
Manufacturing and Production