Dry End Production Superintendent

West Fraser Augusta , GA 30903

Posted 2 months ago

West Fraser is seeking an experienced Dry End Production Superintendent to join our Augusta Division in Augusta, GA. We have just completed construction on a state of the art climatized planer mill.

The Dry End Production Superintendent will be responsible for safely leading a production team to work injury-free/incident free in a high-volume production plant. The candidate will exemplify our safety values and continuously improve results through operational excellence.

A Day in The Life Typically Includes:

  • Role model safety expectations and excellence in performance.

  • Managing 3 direct reports.

  • Drive safety excellence through promoting employee involvement, ownership, and accountability to proactively identify hazards and implement the appropriate mitigating strategies based on the risk involved.

  • Ensure all departments operate effectively, efficiently and promote a positive work environment.

  • Responsible for lumber shipments and responsible for 2 CDK Kilns.

  • Fully utilize Work Process to develop job plans, track work completion and promote preventive and predictive maintenance.

  • Facilitate team development and growth and reviewing and managing performance.

  • Build employee commitment and ownership and hold employees accountable.

  • Manage day to day activities to meet business commitments.

  • Build and implement strategies to control cost and continuously improve plant productivity and utilization.

  • Identify contributions and missed opportunities.

  • Monitor the quality of work and provide direction to team members to maximize efficiency.

  • Assist with troubleshooting and solving production issues.

  • Provide safety training to team members.

  • Complete data entry and generate reports.

  • Lead and support Capital Project efforts.

  • Understand and support compliance with all applicable environmental, federal, state, and local law & regulations.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED, 4-year degree preferred

  • Four (4) or more years of experience in an industrial, manufacturing or military environment

  • Three (3) or more years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing, industrial, or military environment

  • Experience in leading a department or organization in EH&S, Reliability, Production, Cost and Quality Excellence

  • Experience in analyzing production data to eliminate waste and foster continuous improvement

  • Must have working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and other PC-based production reporting systems applications

  • Must be able and willing to work a flexible work schedule

  • Must be able and willing to work in a manufacturing plant environment, including extended periods of time in noisy, non-air conditioned or unheated areas

  • Must be able and willing to work safely, and promote safe work practices

  • Must have experience in employee performance management and change management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical engineering or a similar discipline

  • Experience working with Oracle, MDS Lumber Program.

  • Wood Products experience with any of the following: Planning, Drying, and Shipping

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