Production Lead Hand


Edmonton, AB, CA, T6B 2Z6

At Mattr, we have built a true team environment where all employees are empowered to contribute to the success of the company. 


We want you to join our team!


Why Choose Mattr?

  • Compensation $32.31/hr
  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Challenging career
  • Training & development opportunities
  • Medical & dental benefits
  • Recognition bonus of $4,000
  • Yearly bonus
  • Group Defined Contribution Pension Plan 4%
  • Paid time off


Reporting to the Production Manager, the Lead Hand is accountable for maintaining production and quality standards for the assigned shift through the coordination of production workers in the Assembly & Molding department. The incumbent will also be accountable for joining Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) components by using a hand lay-up process, including but not limited to single wall and double wall shells, domes, and related products. We have 2 positions available and the hours of work are (1) Lead Hand on Day shift (Monday-Thursday 6AM-4:30PM) and (1) Lead Hand on Afternoon shift (Monday-Thursday 4:30PM-3AM).



Direct Labor Accountabilities:

  • Operate machines and equipment or using hand tools to cut, shape, splice and fit plastic materials to form parts and assemblies
  • Follow blueprints and drawings to join shell halves together using a hand lay-up process
  • Install fittings, gauge plates, manways and other components and accessories
  • Cut and prepare composite materials from patterns to join parts and assemblies
  • Make minor adjustments or repairs to products
  • Periodically inspect work to ensure compliance with Company quality standards
  • Document information on process sheets and time cards in an accurate and timely manner
  • Use equipment to complete job duties including grinder, trimmer, measuring tools and rollers, performing preventative maintenance as required
  • Perform other direct Assembly activities as required

Production Coordination and Oversight:

  • Leading tank Assembly activities, verifying each step for accuracy and quality
  • Periodically inspecting work to ensure compliance with quality standards - calibration readings, etc.
  • Implementing new processes, equipment and products
  • Ensuring that non-conformances are reported and addressed to ensure improvement in the quality of products and service
  • Touring all departments on a regular basis to monitor work efficiencies and make recommendations to improve and streamline processes
  • Ensuring compliance with housekeeping program
  • Partnering to provide information to the maintenance department to assist in maintaining optimal conditions of all equipment, getting involved in minor repairs when no maintenance personnel are available, if trained to do so
  • Assisting with physical inventory count as delegated by the Plant Production Manager and/or Supervisor
  • Working closely with the Plant Production Manager, Supervisors, engineers and manufacturing employees to look for ways to improve efficiency on the shop floor
  • Other activities as required to support the production process

Employee Leadership and Development:

  • Providing leadership on floor projects to ensure they are completed within established timelines
  • Providing advice and direction to employees on production matters
  • Providing training to new hires to develop their skills
  • Providing opportunities for individuals to develop skills
  • Working with the Plant Production Manager and Supervisor to complete employee training progression
  • Providing retraining as required to ensure safety, quality, productivity, and cost requirements are met

Health and Safety:

  • Support adherence to, and facilitate Company Health, Safety and Security rules
  • Developing and demonstrating a positive health and safety attitude and working climate
  • Ensuring that all incidents are reported immediately and fully documented as required
  • Providing training as required in the safe usage of equipment as well as safe work practices and procedures.


  • Issuing production documents to the correct workstation and verifying each step for accuracy and quality
  • Updating and reviewing hourly production boards
  • Completing all other reporting duties as required'

Skills & Requirements:

  • Leadership experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment preferred
  • Direct experience in a fiberglass reinforced plastic manufacturing facility or similar facility is preferred
  • Strong production management and quality manufacturing skills
  • Proficient in training, developing, and motivating employees
  • Able to assess and contribute to the resolution of front- line employee issues
  • Good understanding of the English language including verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to read and follow blueprints and drawings
  • Ability to work effectively with others and be part of a dynamic team
  • Ability to learn new tools, equipment, and material used in above ground and underground storage tank manufacturing and assembly
  • Ability to solve mathematical problems related to position
  • Experience in a Lean manufacturing environment / with Lean principles is an asset


Xerxes, a division of Mattr is the largest manufacturer of underground fiberglass storage tanks in the world. With nearly 40 years of direct industry expertise, we are recognized as both a leading innovator and a trusted brand. We are always looking to add great people to the Mattr family, people whose skills and goals match our Mission and Values. If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a dynamic team environment where integrity and passion drives operational excellence, Mattr is for you!

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All recruiting activities are managed via our applicant tracking system. Please apply online to be considered for this opportunity.