Operations Manager


Are you a highly driven, self-motivated individual who loves continuous improvement and thrives on success?  We are looking for you!  The Operations Manager is a highly motivated, self-driven, intelligent, capable, self-confident individual who excels in a fast-paced environment. They have strong leadership, planning, and communication skills. This individual is able to spot gaps and likes to tackle the problem with thought and deliberate execution. The successful candidate is a collaborative self-starter, quick thinker, and results-oriented.




  • Oversees operational systems, processes, and infrastructure while looking for opportunities for improvement.
  • Assist with planning and execution of facility layout optimization.
  • Responsible for maintenance of equipment and facilities.
  • Identify areas of improvement for material movement between SMG’s various facilities.
  • Direct and coordinate plant operations within company policies and procedures.
  • Meet plant budget and production goals, quality requirements, cost targets, and delivery schedules.
  • Deploy proactive continuous improvement measures to increase efficiencies throughout various departments and facilities.
  • Laise with Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality, and Engineering teams to accomplish company goals.
  • Monitor daily operation schedules for assigned departments for accuracy and ensuring daily operational goals are realized.
  • Focused on improving quality, delivery, and cost.




  • Minimum 5 years experience in an Operations Manager role in a Manufacturing setting.
  • Strong knowledge of production processes, quality management systems, and lean manufacturing principles.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple competing priorities efficiently.
  • Hands on approach with a willingness to be actively involved in day-to -day production activities.
  • Experience in implementing process improvements and driving operational excellence initiatives.




As one of Manitoba’s fastest growing companies, Smartrend Manufacturing Group (SMG), Inc. through our various divisions, is increasing safety in the school bus industry and reducing emissions in the electric vehicle charge systems arena. We work on exciting, patented, innovative technology that impacts our environment.  What has remained constant throughout this compelling history of growth is our dedication to our customers, our team members, and to the values on which we built SMG:


  • People – our team is what makes us special
  • Passion – from our hearts and minds, demonstrated through our actions
  • Priority – we put the customer first, everyday, in everything we do
  • Partnership – with each other, our customers, and our suppliers


We offer a competitive benefits package in an environment that is supportive, respectful, and fun! Join an innovative, growing, and diverse organization where your voice matters.




Share with us your passion and drive towards your career objectives, and we will provide an environment where your valuable contributions are rewarded and celebrated with professional growth and job satisfaction.  We offer an attractive benefits package for our team members including:

  • Starting salary of $90,000 to $110,000, depending on experience
    • Annual bonus of 15% based on performance metrics
  • Group insurance plan with health spending account
  • Paid Vacation
  • Company paid shutdown from Christmas to New Years
  • Matching RRSP program


We would like to thank all applicants who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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