Green End Superintendent

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Direct Hire


The Green Side Department Manager is responsible for leadership excellence for safety, manufacturing and production activities from the log yard to the lathe production areas.  This includes achieving manufacturing business plan targets for the entire department.   The Green Side Department Manager must have a strong working relationship with all the departments (Dry Side, Maintenance and Shipping) along with strong collaborative relationships with counterparts in sister plants related to sharing best practices.  In addition, this manager must have a good understanding of how his/her area performance impacts other departments and the site.


Key Funtions:

The Green Side Department Manager is expected to be a role model in our safety standards and on-the-job behavior by living our core principles of integrity; fairness, creating a positive, inclusive work environment, and ensuring open communication among leaders and associates.  Accountabilities include ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.



The Green Side Department Manager is responsible for:

• Role model safety leadership and develop a strong safety culture with their department and the site

•  Leadership in developing, implementing, managing  and enforcing policies, procedures, practices, and projects 

• Provide leadership for the ongoing development of the organization, as well as the strategic development of individual talent for succession planning

• Optimize functional area including production scheduling, value extraction of product mix and asset utilization

• Control & improve production and inventory costs in their assigned area

•  Promote continuous improvement & innovation in assigned functional area

• Performance management of direct reports by setting goals & ensuring accountability of site and business expectations

• Display financial acumen by managing and related costs in their department

• Facilitate change and lead/coach others to adapt and embrace change

•  Focus on the day to day opportunities for training  and developing skills to enhance team performance

• Staff, recruit, retain and develop talent within their team

• Coordinate activities with other departments including maintenance, and proactively collaborate to address  concerns

• Leads the team by proactively resolving employee issues, builds team work, and ensures adherence to all applicable site policies and procedures in a fair and consistent manner

• Participates and/or leads initiatives for capital projects and problem solving activities

• Administrative and reporting activities as required

• Strong understanding of asset integrity and the ability to wisely and effectively utilize capital dollars allocated to the department

• Ability to utilize downtime and production tracking system data to make effective business decisions


 Five (5) years experience in a leadership role in a manufacturing or industrial environment

• Strong business and financial competency with the  ability to understand unit vision and strategy and how department performance impacts success of the unit

• Ability to develop and nurture strong, positive relationships

• Past experience in the utilization of production tracking systems data

• Ability to motivate, engage and develop a strong, safety focused, high performing team

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Understanding of wood products manufacturing process

• Strong decision making and problem solving skills

•  Strong planning, organizational and time management skills

• Able to drive results  to meet department and unit manufacturing goals

• Collaborative and inclusive leadership style

• Intermediate computer skills and proficiency in MS Office

• Excellent integrity with passion to perform and make the right decision

• Willingness to support a 24/7 operating environment, which may include weekend and holiday support as conditions require

• Ability to perform physical requirements of working in an industrial environment, such as climbing stairs and working in extreme heat and cold.


The following qualifications are preferred:

• Knowledge of SAP or other CMMS

• Lean Certification

• Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline or related field

•  Experience in plywood and veneer manufacturing processes


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