Production Superintendent

Job Location US-FL-Lake Butler
# of Openings
Direct Hire


Allied Reliability is looking for experienced individuals for a Direct-Hire Production Superintendent role with a large, industry leading, manufacturer! The Production Superintendent is responsible for the management of all operations associated with Sawmill. Direct reports include all sawmill production supervisors, maintenance superintendent, mills stores, or purchasers. This position reports to the General Manager of the site.



Key Responsibilities:           


  • Actively supports the Health and Safety Program including the following:
    • Sets and upholds expectations around key safety/environmental policies including safe certification, lock-out, confined space, and spill reporting
    • Accountability to the key elements of the safety program: Part 1- core safety requirements, high risk, and moderate risk programs, Capital projects, and contractor management
  • Key participant on-site safety committee
  • Participates in on-site environmental meetings
  • Participates in and/or audits for quality all accident investigations, training records, lock-out observations, and hazard and risk assessments.
  • Establishes and upholds all expectations around sawmill housekeeping including washrooms/lunchrooms and dust management of operating areas
  • Actively monitors all emissions and assists the environmental coordinator with reporting/monitoring requirements.
  • Participates in managing WCB/Workers Compensation claim management
  • Works closely with Safety Resource to develop programs and review hazard alerts to ensure consistency across the site.

Leadership, Culture, and People Development:

  • Active involvement in the hiring process of new employees including; screening, interviewing, training, and the onboarding process.
  • Responsible for success and development planning for all reports
  • Spend a considerable amount of each day on the floor talking to employees.
  • Develop a plan to identify lead hand/supervisors. Utilization of PXT profile testing. Utilize Gap Analysis to further guide the development of your direct reports.
  • Ensure high-quality training is provided for all employees in the mill
  • Participant on Employee Committee
  • Involved in hiring and decisions related to potential employees
  • Good working knowledge of Employee handbook/collective agreement
  • Involved in conflict resolution/grievance process
  • Leader in establishing performance management for all employees through the creation of key expectations
  • Ensure supervisors are empowered to make decisions by setting the parameters of your expectations.
  • Assist Supervisors on communication including crew talks
  • Involved in all discipline decisions for the division


  • Set up key measurements of success for the sawmill including:
    • Utilize mill comparison to facilitate continual improvement on key metrics. This should include visiting other mills to look for and share best practices.
    • Establish accountability for supervisors and operators and the impact they have on the overall success of the sawmill
      • Production targets by machine centers (ie. Piece counts, lug fill )
      • Ensure all employees have access to all key production stats.
      • Establish uptime targets and ensure ownership with the maintenance dept.
      • Manage downtime to utilize employees for clean-up.
      • Closely monitor manning levels with supervisors to understand the impact on production/man-hour
      • Ensure systems are in place to measure the success against the targets on a daily, monthly, yearly basis.


  • Understand parts/stores inventory process
  • Solid understanding of all aspects of maintenance business process including failure analysis and uptime recording method
  • Understand contractor costs and benefits vs own employees  

Capital Planning and Forecasting:

  • Continually look for improvements in the mill to enhance the overall profitability of the site. Including identification of bottlenecks impeding production, recovery, and grade/value opportunities
  • Work with senior management group to identify strategic growth opportunities for the site
  • Be able to create all required information for the budgeting process as it relates to the sawmill
  • Understand how to calculate capital paybacks and create an AFE request
  • Solid understanding of project management including budgeting and cost tracking






Required skills and experience include:

  • Five years experience in mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems in a sawmill or in industrial manufacturing
  • A minimum of (3) years of industrial operations and/or manufacturing experience
  • Must be able and willing to work in an industrial manufacturing plant environment (with or without reasonable accommodations), including extended periods of time in noisy, dusty, non-air conditioned, or unheated areas.
  • Familiar with OSHA regulations and the National Electric Code
  • 2 or 4-year degree in a related field would be a plus
  • Knowledge of safety procedures
  • 2 years of Supervisory experience
  • Team building and motivational skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Leadership qualities


Our highly competitive compensation package and outstanding benefits include:

  • Benefits starting Day 1
  • Competitive starting pay
  • On-the-job training and a
  • A culture that strongly believes in promoting from within
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • 401k with company match
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Paid vacations and holidays





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