Production Director
Irving Shipbuilding
Halifax, Nova Scotia
5d ago


Irving Shipbuilding, located at 3099 Barrington Street Halifax NS B3K 5M7, is part of the J.D. Irving Group of companies and is in the business of building quality ships and repairing vessels.

The company's primary site is Halifax Shipyard, with three other locations in the Maritime Provinces. Irving Shipbuilding is currently working on a number of significant projects for the Department of National Defense and the Canadian Coast Guard.

The company's commitment to health, safety and care for its employees and the environment is an integral part of its business.

This is a permanent full-time staff role based in Halifax NS.

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities and qualifications :

Qualifications :
  • Education :
  • Education :
  • Engineering, Leadership, Manufacturing or a related discipline : Masters level degree preferred
  • Years of Experience : Minimum 10+ years of experience in a "new build" naval defense shipbuilding environment
  • Proven ability to lead change in a complex and fast-paced environment
  • Proven track record in achieving high performance levels
  • All successful applicants must meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Government Security clearance, and U.

    S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

    Key Responsibilities :

  • Lead, direct, and manage a team of specialists, engineers amd / or production employees in a new build ship construction environment
  • Responsible for the leadership of production engineering and planning function in support of shipbuilding
  • Streamline ship production processes with an emphasis on process design for cost and cycle time reduction
  • Strategic and tactical continuous improvement activities in multiple vessel construction
  • Constantly review allocation of resources and materials to ensure optimal utilization in order to meet schedule and budget requirements
  • Provide assurance to the business that an international warship design can be manufactured and constructed within the shipyard facilities and provide business cases for investment in equipment or shipyard re-design when required
  • Ensure compliance with all Company Environmental, Health and Safety policies and identify and suggest changes to promote safety awareness
  • Ensure strict adherence to Company quality procedures and policies
  • What We Offer :

  • Irving Shipbuilding is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision
  • For further details, please contact Tracey MacCharles at : maccharles.tracey

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