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This position is part of the Engineered Lumber Products (ELP) business and reports to the Mill Manager of the Zwolle ELP manufacturing facility. This position is located at Zwolle, Louisiana. This is a full time, exempt position. The Maintenance Manager is responsible for all maintenance associates and functions, including safety, maximizing machine productivity and uptime, as well as the condition and upkeep of the facility.  He/She will be responsible for driving improvements and implementing changes to ensure maintenance processes are optimized to the highest level and solutions to issues are identified, cost effective, and implemented.

Relocation available along with a competitive compensation plan, productive bonus plan and employee benefits.

Key Functions:

This is the top maintenance position at a mill

Responsible for the performance of maintenance team employees and the related leadership positions/leads

Manages and is accountable for all operations maintenance activity for the mill. May have accountability for engineering department.

Develop, implement and maintain maintenance team schedules and detailed maintenance planning schedules that drive continuous improvement and support all elements of plant mechanical/electrical functions

Has demonstrated expertise in all technical areas and direct oversight of 2-4 areas

Responsible for the mill’s maintenance S&E, contractor and labor budgets. May have accountability for capital budgets

Responsible for cost control and benchmarking, planning, scheduling and other high-level managerial tasks

Proficient in company leadership competencies and with focus on mastering constantly push to improve and build the right strategy

Responsibility for a team size of, generally, 20-30 employees

Typically has 5-8 years’ experience

Typically reports directly to the mill manager

The primary responsibility of this job involves management of people in a recognized permanent unit, which includes activities such as hiring, planning work, supervising work, evaluating job performance and conducting salary reviews.


High School/GED-B.S. Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering highly preferred.

Five (5) or more years experience in a management level role in an industrial or manufacturing environment

Ability to effectively lead people and promote teamwork

Good working knowledge of electrical, mechanical and PLC programming and/or troubleshooting

Ability to develop and lead training activities

Documented experience  in root cause analysis and trouble shooting

Proven expertise in preventive and predictive maintenance methods

Excellent organizational and planning skills

Initiative to get things done with minimal supervision

Excellent problem solving skills

Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

Knowledge of safety practices in a manufacturing environment

Strong oral and written communication skills

Ability to establish positive relationships with mill leadership, hourly associates and business leaders

Willingness to travel occasionally to other units to review opportunities to exchange technology, innovations and best practices

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

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

The following qualifications are preferred:

Veneer / plywood manufacturing experience

Knowledge of LEAN manufacturing principles

Knowledge of SAP / Maximo or other CMMS systems

About Weyerhaeuser

We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.

We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.

About Wood Products:

We've been delivering quality building products and solutions to our customers for more than 100 years. From builders and dealers to specifiers and homeowners, we offer exceptional product performance and unparalleled support.

For more than a century, we’ve been building our reputation as a leader in sustainable wood products.

Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Maintenance Manager-01015281 - Weyerhaeuser Company

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