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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.
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
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
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
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