Engineering Manager



Gallery Specialty Hardware was founded in 1989 with the vision to provide world-renowned craftsmanship supported by local, personalized service.  Gallery Specialty Hardware has a global focus with offices and factories in Toronto, Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, Jiangmen, Wenzhou and Chennai (India), and are leading providers of hinges, closers, exit devices, locksets, and custom architectural door hardware accessories.


Gallery Specialty Hardware is a division of ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in door opening solutions.



Great news! We’re currently seeking an Engineering Manager to be based in our North York, Ontario Canada manufacturing facility.



Job Summary


As the Engineering Manager, you will serve as a hands-on technical leader, and your responsibilities will include developing innovative solutions, driving continuous improvement, and managing projects within our organization.  You will build the Engineering team and function, using best practices and initiate projects related to production, maintenance, health and safety, quality, and environmental aspects. These projects aim to enhance the plant’s capacity, quality, and operational uptime.  You will serve as a key member of the business unit’s senior leadership team, and report to the Senior Director of Operations, ASSA ABLOY Canada.


Key Responsibilities


  • Lead, manage and execute engineering initiatives on a day to day basis
  • Plan and design manufacturing processes to meet the organization’s objectives
  • Responsible for overseeing the physical plant’s condition, managing capital budgets and projects
  • Create and drive change, and effectively communicate throughout the organization.
  • Provide accurate and timely project reporting to internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop alternative production methods for new and existing components using Lean tools and techniques.
  • Value engineering on products and processes and lead cost extraction projects.
  • Manage mechanical and electrical installations
  • Maintain engineering records, inspection reports, repair documentation, drawings, and equipment files
  • Establish and guide the implementation of engineering and documentation control practices and procedures
  • Create and manage the project management process to guarantee the timely completion of projects
  • Analyze the layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods and work force to maximize efficiency; and improving production design for manufacturability
  • Track metrics, introduce KPIs, and develop strategies for improvements (Lean, Preventative Maintenance, TPM, OEE2, Quality control etc.)
  • Establish the level of investment needed in plant and equipment, quantifying the return and justifying expenditure.
  • Supervise Contractors (maintenance, management of property maintenance), and a direct report (Warehouse/Process Improvement Coordinator)
  • Create and organize bill of materials
  • Perform other duties as assigned



Education and Experience


  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering
  • 7+ years of practical experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 2+ years of experience managing people, directly and indirectly
  • Previous experience with CNC equipment and programming
  • Previous experience with key Lean tools: VSM, Line Balancing, Layout and Flow, Kanban, SMED


Key Competencies


  • Strong Project management skills, Six Sigma, ISO
  • Proficient on AutoCAD/Inventor
  • High degree of problem analysis and problem resolution skills at a functional level
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal) with the ability to conduct presentations to all levels
  • Strong documentation skills, reporting skills and computer skills, including Microsoft Office


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:


  • Manufacturing/industrial environment; some dust and noise
  • Ability to stand and walk daily through manufacturing facility (55,000 sq ft)
  • Occasional domestic or international travel may be required



ASSA ABLOY welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


We are the ASSA ABLOY Group

Our people have made us the global leader in access solutions. In return, we open doors for them wherever they go. With nearly 61,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries, we help billions of people experience a more open world. Our innovations make all sorts of spaces – physical and virtual – safer, more secure, and easier to access. 


As an employer, we value results – not titles, or backgrounds. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally.


As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences.

Toronto, ON, CA, M3J 2V2

General Management
Travel Required: 0%-10%
Mid-senior level