Manufacturing Production Coordinator

Edmonton, AB Full-time
Hydrofarm LLC is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled

Hydrofarm is a leading distributor and manufacturer of hydroponics equipment and supplies for controlled environment agriculture, including high intensity grow lights, climate control solutions, and growing media, as well as a broad portfolio of innovative and proprietary branded products. For over 40 years, Hydrofarm has helped growers make growing easier and more productive. And while we have been around for over four decades, we are not done yet! We continue to grow and expand our operations - bringing the best talent and capabilities to keep pace with our aspirations in the market.

Our mission is to empower growers, farmers and cultivators with products that enable greater quality, efficiency, consistency, and speed in their grow projects.

Aurora Peat Products produces professional grade Canadian Sphagnum peat moss products that enhance crop productivity and overall growing media quality for a wide range of industries and uses such as: soil mixes for the horticulture market, soil conditioners, mushroom casing material, general vegetable gardening, cannabis, and reforestation seedlings. We are a leader in promoting sustainability within our environment and industry.  We believe that people matter most - because our people drive our business, engage with our customers, and continue transform our company.

More information? Check us out - If you are aligned with our mission and beliefs, let's connect.

We are currently looking for a Manufacturing Production Coordinator

The Manufacturing Production Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of all production activities in the manufacturing facility. This role is the central point of communication between the production floor, engineering, quality, purchasing, and shipping/receiving. The Manufacturing Production Coordinator will develop and maintain the production schedule, ensuring that customer orders are fulfilled on time and that raw materials are available when needed. This role will also work closely with the operations team to ensure that manufacturing processes are running smoothly and that any issues are quickly resolved. The ideal candidate will have experience in production planning and scheduling, as well as strong communication and problem-solving skills.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain production schedules, equipment utilization, and product quality while maximizing efficiency
  • Monitor work progress and revise schedules as needed to ensure timely completion of projects
  • Coordinate with other departments to procure necessary materials and resources for production
  • Assist in the development and implementation of process improvements
  • Investigate and resolve production issues in a timely manner
  • Train and mentor new employees on proper production procedures
  • Maintain accurate records of production data and metrics
  • Generate reports to track production KPIs
  • Collaborate with team leaders to develop shift schedules and staffing plans
  • Collaborate closely with Operations Manager & Inventory Coordinator to ensure timely completion of production schedule & Orders
  • Enforce safety regulations and maintain a clean and orderly work environment
  • Stay up-to-date on industry trends and best practices

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, or related field
  • 2-5 years’ experience in a production coordinator or similar role
  • Advanced Working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience in Peat Harvest or Agricultural Industry
  • Experience in lean manufacturing or Six Sigma
  • Certification in project management (e.g., PMP)
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX software
  • CSTS considered an asset
  • Strong Data Analytics
  • Robust understanding of Systems 


  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Program
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • RRSP Matching
  • Paid Sick Days
  • Boot allowance 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice

Hydrofarm is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin , ancestry, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, and gender expression, religious creed, disability, genetic information, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, denial of family and medical care leave, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.

The Company will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. 


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