Executive Recruiters for Manufacturing


Your manufacturing recruitment agency

Quality and sustainability

With an abundance of natural resources and a deep pool of skilled labour, Canadian manufacturing has a worldwide reputation for quality and reliability.

Current challenges in growing our market share include sustainability concerns, waste management, the effects of climate change, and the need to lower costs in order to compete across international markets. Consequently, recruiting requirements have changed.

 Manufacturing firms are actively seeking operational improvements and design innovation through automation, robotics, and advanced instrumentation. Much of this is heavily driven through AI initiatives, balanced by sustainability concerns.  In addition, Canada is in the forefront of supply chain automation, with Canadian expertise recognized worldwide.

Lock Search Group has assisted countless Manufacturers in recruiting and onboarding top talent for traditional Manufacturing roles, as well as those roles based on emerging technologies.

We fill a variety of manufacturing roles

  • Continuous Improvement Manager
  • Director of Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Supervisor
  • Materials Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Principal Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Quality Control/Quality Assurance
  • Safety & Environmental Manager

What our clients say about our manufacturing recruiters

Dave listened to understand what we needed, not just in terms of hard skills but also soft skills, and that has made all the difference in terms of the quality of hires we have gained from Lock Search Group. I recommend them as recruiters without hesitation.

Laura Barker

Ozery Family Bakery, Director, People & Culture

I've been working with Lock for over 20 years. Over that time, I have tried a few other firms, but I keep coming back to Lock. Their people are fantastic to work with and they have recruited some amazing people for us over the years!

Leighton Friesen

North West Rubber, President & CEO

Why choose Lock Search Group

Track record of success

Since day one, our formula for success has been simple: care deeply, and deliver. We know that your next hire could be the one who changes everything for your team, and we pride ourselves on helping you close the deal with the talent who can take you to the next level.

Our founder’s entrepreneurial grit reaches from coast to coast, and you can expect the same delivery-driven, passionately-proven partnership in any one of the Lock team’s 12 offices. With consultants who boast average tenures of a decade or more, we’re not messing around –– we’re here to make the match that measures up.

Leaders and listeners

What is your story, and what’s the story behind it? Our client-centric focus puts you and your specific goals firmly at the heart of our search process. We’re here to listen.

You’ll receive an individual action plan when you work with Lock, and we’ll be right on the same page every step of the way: what we will do, how you’ll see it happen, and when to expect results will all be clearly defined from the very beginning.

Industry-savvy insiders

We’ve been building incredible teams at Lock since 1983. In that time, we’ve crafted a strong network of business leaders, decision makers, and influencers.

But that’s only half of the story. Our recruiters make genuine connections because they’ve lived their industries, and they understand the field’s unique nuances, needs, and subtleties from the inside out. No matter your business, the cutting edge is where you’ll find us.

Talk to a manufacturing recruiting expert

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Ben Lamarche

General Manager

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Bryan Forrest

Recruitment Consultant

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Jay Harvey

Partner, Recruitment Consultant

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Dana Lamanna

Recruitment Consultant

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Cameron Lappin

Recruitment Consultant

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Glenn Lesko

Partner/Advisor

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Pierre Lussier

Recruitment Consultant

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Patrick Parent

Recruitment Consultant

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Jordan Taylor

Recruitment Consultant, Winnipeg/Saskatoon

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Michael Villeneuve

Partner, Recruitment Consultant

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Tara-Lynn Dent

Hybrid Recruiter