Manufacturing Lead – Door Department

Join our team at Centra as a Manufacturing Lead in our Door Department, where you'll drive innovation and quality in a state-of-the-art, employee-owned environment. Take the lead in shaping the future of our high-performance vinyl window and door manufacturing!

 Who are we?

 OWN IT! It’s on the back of all of our shirts because at Centra, we live it every day. As a 100% employee-owned company, every team member has a stake in our success. We proudly manufacture our own high-performance vinyl windows right here in our state-of-the-art facility in Calgary, Alberta. For 39 years, we’ve perfected our craft, continuously investing in cutting-edge technology and innovative processes to ensure we deliver top-quality products. Our dedication to excellence has earned us national recognition, including awards for Best Managed Companies and Canada's Most Admired Corporate Culture. When you join Centra, you’re more than just an employee—you’re an owner. Watch your equity grow beyond your paycheck through our employee-ownership program. OWN your career. OWN your growth. OWN your future. OWN IT with Centra!

 What’s the job?

 As the Manufacturing Lead for the Door Department, you will ensure the smooth operation of our state-of-the-art door manufacturing line. You'll be responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, achieving quality production, managing staff performance, controlling costs, and caring for equipment. Embracing Centra’s values of Family, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Respect, Safety, and Teamwork, you will drive the team to meet daily and weekly production goals, often requiring flexibility with overtime and weekend work. Some core accountabilities include:

  • Team Leadership: Lead and support your team to achieve targets, provide direction, and foster development and safety. Train new employees and resolve conflicts, communicating concerns to Management as needed.
  • Scheduling: Ensure daily and weekly production targets are met, conducting daily huddles to review performance and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Order Completeness: Oversee order completion, ensuring all necessary notes are entered into the system and back-ordered items are resolved within the timeframe set by Production Management.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure doors meet Centra's quality standards and that all quality procedures and documentation controls are followed.
  • Inventory Management: Assist in maintaining inventory levels through regular communication with the purchasing team and by taking action when inventory reaches minimum levels. Identify opportunities for improved inventory control.
  • Equipment Care: Ensure proper use and maintenance of equipment, report issues to the Maintenance Dept and Production Management, and assist with planned maintenance to minimize downtime.
  • Waste Control: Minimize waste from staff errors and equipment issues, monitor for repeating mistakes, and report them to Maintenance, Production Supervisors, and Management.


  • Experience: Minimum 2 years in a lead position within a manufacturing environment; window and door manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Leadership: Proven ability to lead, train, and develop a team, with strong communication skills.
  • Technical Skills: Understanding of manufacturing processes and quality standards; carpentry skills are a plus.
  • Problem-Solving: Ability to troubleshoot production issues and implement improvements.
  • Flexibility: Willingness to work overtime and weekends as needed to meet production demands.
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to lift and handle materials as needed for racking and preparation tasks.

Grow your career with us, an Award Winning Company!

An extraordinary career journey awaits in a realm where our culture isn't just a buzzword; it's a proven powerhouse. Picture this: we won the 2022 National Award for "Best Managed Companies," standing tall among the finest in Canada's private sector. This accolade isn't just a pat on the back; it's a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence.

But that's not all. We're also the proud recipient of the National WaterStone Award for "Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture." This isn't your run-of-the-mill acknowledgment; it's a celebration of our unwavering dedication, unparalleled work ethic, and a commitment to a culture that doesn't just thrive – it propels us to a league of our own.

 Check us out:

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