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Supervisor Lumber Quality Control

Company: Western Forest Products US LLC
Location: Everett
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPOSITION OVERVIEW: Western Forest Products is looking for a Supervisor, Lumber Quality Control to join our Columbia Vista Division in Vancouver, WA. With the overarching objective of Defining a Higher Standard in safety and continuous improvement, the Supervisor is responsible for delivering operational results that support the Company's safety, sustainability, production, and financial goals. The Supervisor is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive QC program that results in maximizing corporate value. Working closely with Production Coordinators, Sales and internal customers, the Supervisor is an integral part of the Manufacturing process and key to ensuring Western delivers consistent quality products in the most cost effective and efficient manner. RESPONSIBILITIES: Safety and Environmental Performance * Provide leadership in safety and environmental stewardship by demonstrating and ensuring the adherence of company safety and sustainability processes and procedures. Leadership * Provide leadership and direction to improve safety, reduce operational costs, enhance product value, and maximize margins while promoting Westerns core values; * Create and sustain a culture of accountability and continuous improvement; * Protect Western's reputation by managing product quality issues, maximizing value and consistent quality in our products, engaging support from senior leadership as required; * Conducts training to hourly employees on manufacturing quality objectives, with ultimate goal of ensuring understanding of how meeting quality specifications impacts the business; and * Provide relief supervision as required. Operations * Works closely with the Sales team and external customers to meet customer grade and quality expectations, as well as assess and develop mutually beneficial process changes; * Responsible for yard operations, cleanliness and safety; including organization of inventory, cleanliness of yard including managing environmental issues and assuring product protection, and safety effectiveness and education of safe handling methods by forklift operators to assure worker safety and reduction of equipment and product damage * Ensures that the correct manufacturing quality specifications are being followed in order to satisfy the needs of the intended customer; * Responsible for auditing manufacturing product quality, providing feedback and coaching for improvement and communicating the changes to hourly staff, so that quality specifications are being met; and * Stay abreast of industry innovations and trends in manufacturing practices to improve company margins. QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience * 8-10 years of experience in Lumber Manufacturing or related industry in increasingly responsible roles; * Post-secondary degree Wood Products Processing or equivalent considered an asset; * Previous experience or exposure to Quality Control; and * Extensive knowledge of and experience with coastal lumber and grading. Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies * Commitment to Western's core values of personal safety, sustainable management, and environmental stewardship; * High level of integrity and professionalism; * Extensive knowledge and experience with lumber grading rules and standards; * Understanding the kiln drying process and the technology of drying high margin lumber products considered an asset. * Demonstrated continuous improvement mindset; * Demonstrated strong analytical, problem solving, and logical thinking skills; * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to communicate across all levels of the organization; and * Ability to motivate and engage staff to perform at a higher standard. BENEFITS & COMPENSATION * Competitive salary with a pay for performance philosophy * Generous medical/dental benefits and 401(k) benefits. * Opportunities for cross-training and advancement. * Active safety, quality and environment programs. CAREER ADVANCEMENT We strive to support our people in reaching their full potential. We provide a variety of on-the-job training and continuing education in many areas at Western to ensure you have the skills you need to succeed. Our promote-from-within culture recognizes high performance, and we offer diverse career paths across the organization for those with the talent and will to advance. ABOUT WESTERN FOREST PRODUCTS Western Forest Products is a Canadian forest products company that sustainably manages forests and manufactures high-quality wood products. We are committed to providing the most sustainable building products on the planet. With operations in the coastal region of British Columbia and Washington State, Western Forest Products meets the needs of customers worldwide with a specialty wood products focus and diverse product offering sourced from our secure access to a variety of coastal BC tree species. Our progressive approach to safe and sustainable forestry practices and large investment in manufacturing en

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