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Our Dodson, LA lumber mill is currently recruiting for a Maintenance Superintendent. This is the top maintenance position at the mill and a full-time, salaried exempt position that reports directly to the Unit Manager.  The Maintenance Superintendent is responsible for all maintenance salaried supervisors, associates and functions, including safety, reliability, maximizing machine productivity and uptime, as well as the condition and upkeep of the facility.  This role 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.  

Dodson Lumber is located on Hwy 167 approximately 10 miles south of Jonesboro, LA, and approximately 15 miles north of Winnfield, LA.   A majority of our Dodson employees reside in Jackson, Winn and Lincoln Parishes.  Lincoln Parish is home to Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University.

Our mill produces high-quality Southern Yellow Pine lumber used for residential construction throughout the Southern and Eastern USA. We have a reputation for manufacturing excellence and continuous improvement.

Weyerhaeuser's 19 North American lumber mills are supported by reliability-focused leadership from the Unit Manager through to the CEO - all of whom are committed to the mutual benefit of people development.  As the Dodson Maintenance Superintendent, you can expect support from, and exposure to, all levels of the organization.

The ideal candidate will exemplify Weyerhaeuser's core values of safety, integrity, citizenship, sustainability, and inclusion while demonstrating an ability to achieve continuously-improving results through caring leadership and people development.  Additionally, the successful candidate must be a strong leader who thrives in a fast-paced environment with a passion for leveraging predictive technology to achieve a precision maintenance state.

Relocation assistance is available for this opening.

Key Behaviors

As a Maintenance Superintendent your activities will include:

Role model standards and behaviors aligned with Weyerhaeuser core values

Develop associates' skill and manage performance with the highest priority placed on safe behaviors and decisions

Create a positive work environment and ensure open communication within and across teams

Partner with other departments to drive value back to the business and its stakeholders

Manage the daily activities of the maintenance team to meet business commitments

Develop and implement maintenance strategies and improvement initiatives

Continuously improve site costs through efficient management of the planners and schedulers

Lead and support site capital project efforts

Lead and support all mechanical, electrical process control, and lubrication efforts for the site

Understand and support compliance with all applicable environmental, federal, state, and local laws & regulations

Key Functions

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

Manages and is accountable for all operations maintenance activity and reliability for the mill

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

Responsible for the mill’s maintenance S&E, contractor and labor 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, 30-40 employees


High School Diploma/GED is required

Five (5) or more years of experience in a supervisory/leadership role in a manufacturing or industrial environment  

Demonstrated experience in safely leading manufacturing processes, predictive and preventative maintenance, productivity, and/or cost process improvements

Strong computer, mathematical, and analytical skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office software

Demonstrated ability to develop, lead, and coach a team

Excellent communication (written, verbal, and listening) skills

Ability and willingness to effectively facilitate and encourage change management

Strong independent problem-solving and organization skills

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

Candidates must attach a resume to their application for further consideration

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge and experience in lumber manufacturing

Experience in SAP

Experience with programmable logics control (PLC) and electrical/electronics  

Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Industrial Engineering, Business, Forestry, or related technical field preferred

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.

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.

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.

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