Job Title:

Manufacturing Plant Manager


VPC Group Inc.


Calgary , AB

Closing Date:

January 29, 2022

 (Foam Plant Manager - Polyurethane Foam Expert)

Business Information: VPC Group Inc. is a Canadian manufacturer specializing in converting chemicals and fibre into quality foam and nonwoven products for the home furnishing markets.  A privately owned company, VPC Group is committed to creating a positive work experience for employees by providing them with a safe work environment and opportunities for growth.  VPC Group has become a supplier of choice by committing to operational excellence, investing in technology, and being close to our customers to deliver exceptional service.

Business Address: 150 Toro Rd., North York, ON, M3J 2A9

Work Address: 3220 56 Ave South East, Calgary, AB, T2C 0B1

Type of Employment: Full time–Permanent

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job duties:

  • Plan, organize, direct and schedule foam product production
  • Plan and manage the establishment of departmental budget.
  • Plan and implement changes to machinery and equipment, production systems and methods of work.
  • Develop production schedules and maintain an inventory of raw materials and finished products. Ensure raw materials are received and properly labelled as per WHMIS regulation
  • Develop equipment maintenance schedules and recommend the replacement of machines.
  • Direct quality control inspections. Ensure that foam produced meet customer specifications and quality standards
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives
  • Prepare and discuss costing, efficiency of chemical usage and reports
  • Ensure safe operation of machinery, such as hoists, conveyors and saws, packing equipment
  • Manages set up and shut down of fibre line equipment, ensuring strict procedural and maintenance guidelines are followed
  • Monitor foam production process and ensure smooth operation with minimal waste
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives


  • Education: Completion of a college or university program in chemical engineering or equivalent is required.
  • Experience: At least 5 years of experience in manufacturing are required.
  • Leadership experience in a unionized environment required
  • Must be dependable, trustworthy and value accountability
  • TDG training required

Technical Knowledge Required

  • Master of chemical formulations
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with Polyurethane foam manufacturing
  • In-depth applied knowledge of Pour Line equipment (pour heads, conveyors, controls)
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems with tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Pronounced ability to react to changes and make critical decisions quickly
  • Mathematical skills, understanding and ability to set parameters ability to think and act logically
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and troubleshoot technical problems
  • Process oriented with a technical aptitude
  • Computer savvy – must be able to use Microsoft Outlook, experience using ERP system an asset


  • Motivated self-starter
  • Positive attitude/energy
  • High sense of urgency and initiative
  • Ability to work until the job is complete

Health and Safety

  • High regard for safety of self and others
  • High attention to detail and regard for following procedures; ensures others do as well
  • Demonstrated tact and experience in handling hazardous materials
  • Serve as an example in abiding by all safety policies, procedures and best practices
  • Identify, report and avoid all hazards
  • Operate with safety in mind at all times
  • Report any near misses and encourage other to do the same


  • Hands on leader, leads by example
  • Encourages and shows appreciation for team member contributions
  • Involves team in decision making process
  • Ability to motivate team to keep working until job is done
  • Generates excitement around achievement of goals
  • Keeps team focused, calm and responsive under pressure


  • Strong command of the English language (must be able to read, write and speak fluently)
  • Ability to present information and discuss alternatives with senior management
  • Ability to engage line workers and provide direction in manner that is understood by different personalities


Salary:  $40.87 per hour, 40 hours per week.



We provide disability benefits, extended medical insurance and dental insurance benefits, pension plan benefits


Important information:

Work schedule is from Monday to Friday, from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.


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Mail to: 150 Toro Rd., North York, ON, M3J 2A9

Posted 2021-10-06

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