Manufacturing Lead – Vinyl Window Fabrication

Join our team at Centra as our Vinyl Window Fabrication Lead, 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?

The Vinyl Window Fabrication Line Lead at Centra AB ensures the smooth operation of our vinyl fabrication department. As the go-to expert on vinyl cutting, fabrication, punching, and welding, you’ll be key in meeting production goals and upholding Centra’s vision. You’ll manage safety, quality, staff performance, and cost control, with flexibility for overtime and weekend work as required. Embody Centra’s values of Family, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Respect, Safety, and Teamwork. Core accountabilities include:

  • Team Leadership: Direct and support your team to achieve targets, provide training, and ensure safety. Handle conflicts and communicate concerns to management.
  • Scheduling & Efficiency: Ensure daily and weekly production targets are met, leading huddles to review performance and drive continuous improvement. Coordinate with management to address schedule delays, including arranging overtime.
  • Order Completion: Oversee the accuracy and completeness of orders, ensure timely entry of notes into the system, and manage back-ordered items as per production timelines.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure windows meet Centra’s quality standards, follow quality procedures, and maintain readiness for audits.
  • Inventory Management: Assist in maintaining inventory levels through regular communication with the purchasing team and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Equipment Care: Ensure proper use and maintenance of equipment, report issues, and coordinate with the Maintenance Dept for scheduled machine downtime.
  • Waste Reduction: Minimize waste from staff errors and equipment issues, and report recurring problems to Maintenance and Management.


  • Experience: Minimum 2 years in a lead position within a manufacturing environment, vinyl window fabrication experience preferred but not required
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency with CNC router operation and experience with saws; experience in a window manufacturing facility is advantageous.
  • Leadership: Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a team, with strong communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Problem-Solving: Effective troubleshooting abilities and a proactive approach to improving processes and efficiency.
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to lift and handle materials as needed for fabrication 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.

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