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IPEX is one of the North American leading providers of advanced plastic piping systems. Our mission is to shape a better tomorrow by connecting people with water and energy.

We currently have an exciting opportunity as a Manufacturing Excellence Manager. This role is based in our Saint-Joseph plant and reports to the Plant Manager.

Do not miss the opportunity to join a diverse group of people-centric professionals, leaders with vision and rapid problem solvers, entrepreneurs in spirit and status quo-fighters!

Job Summary

Develop Operational Excellence initiatives in our Extrusion plant, driving the Divisional KPI’s, leading and supporting projects to achieve optimum potential of staff, systems, equipment, machines & site operations.

Principal responsibilities

Health, Safety & Environment / Quality

  • Ensure a Safety-first culture and support Aliaxis Divisional & Global Safety Standards
  • Support the implementation of the Divisional HS&E strategy, ensure site accountability and report progress, events and initiatives to Plant Management and Divisional Leadership.

Manufacturing Excellence

  • Contribute and support in developing a divisional organization structure to deliver Manufacturing Excellence across the region ensuring alignment, discipline and financial targets are achieved.
  • Contribute and support the businesses to deliver against the manufacturing excellence KPIs, including developing tools to track and verify critical metrics.
  • Conducts site preparation, performs site audits and sustainability checks.
  • Support the day-to-day plant operations with problem solving, root cause analysis, and solutions implementation to address operational issues.


  • Contribute to the development of Best Place to Work objective.
  • Ensure that Group organizational standards for management for Health and Safety, Quality, ISO 14001, Corporate Policy, Customer Excellence and business values are adhered to during project delivery.
  • Responsible for implementing manufacturing excellence goals and execution plant wide to achieve performance, financial and staff development objectives.
  • Facilitates, assists, and develops shop floor excellence operations and removes barriers for employees to meet measurable objectives.
  • Deploys and participates in Gemba walks and mentoring employees on 5S/standard work/visual management development/modification/alignment, M.D.I., continuous improvement, flow, and problem solving and other lean methods, techniques, and processes.
  • Attends to individual approaches to help champion a culture of change leadership
  • Participate in the training and development of plant employees in excellence Program.
  • Support planning, execution and sustainment of Kaizen and Lean manufacturing related events within value stream team(s).
  • Track and report program progress and communicate with plant leadership.
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Requested skills

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • College Diploma or Certification in a technical trade combined with years of experience in a similar role.
  • Project Management Certificate is an asset.
  • Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma Certification is an asset.
  • Five (5) years of successful experience in leading project, with focus on continuous improvement projects and demonstrated process improvement success.
  • Computer skills, including all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Knowledge of plastic manufacturing and extrusion industry is an asset.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Bilingual (English and French)

IPEX is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities throughout the recruitment process and, upon request, will work with qualified job applicants to provide suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs due to disability. Accommodation requests are available to candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process for IPEX jobs. To request an accommodation, please contact HR at

Equal Opportunity Employer

This employer is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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Written languages

Fr : Advanced
En : Advanced

Spoken languages

Fr : Advanced
En : Advanced