Plywood Dry End Production Superintendent in Mississippi, Mississippi, United States with Top Wood Jobs

The Plywood Dry End Production Superintendent in Mississippi is responsible for the production and safe work practices of the Dryers, Lay-Up, Presses, and Finishing/Shipping Departments. The Production Superintendent assists in strategic planning, trains and develops supervisors in all aspects of safe work practices.

Job#180619PS1 – Plywood Dry End Production Superintendent – Mississippi
Location: United States
Wage: $80-100k/year depending on experience
Education Required: College degree is preferred and a High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required.
Years Experience Required: Must have plywood dryer supervision experience in the southeast. minimum of 5 years work experience in the plywood manufacturing industry with special emphasis in the Drying, Gluing, Finishing and Shipping Departments.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists external departments as business needs arise
  • Bases all decisions, perform acts and personify self in the best interest of the company
  • Communicates safety/sanitation/quality programs to plant leaders and hourly team members
  • Develops and supervises capital improvement projects to be complete within scope, on time and budget
  • Develops good team member relations
  • Directly supervises team members while reporting to the Plant Manager
  • Ensures the facility maintains world class sanitation standards
  • Follows the Management Operating System to achieve established goals for all production related performance indicators
  • Implements and sets up preventive maintenance schedules
  • Knowledgeable of plant policies and procedures
  • Maintains records in accordance with established company policies and procedures
  • Manages the assigned department and operations at a plant that produces bulk products
  • Perform safety audits and sets the example for safety
  • Prepares the facility for, and participates in, regulatory/third party/customer/company audits
  • Proactively seeks and supports the plant goals and vision in accordance with the strategic vision
  • Responsible for determining priority of maintenance requirements
  • Trains and develops team members, and product quality in accordance with budgetary parameters


  • Attend and complete all required monthly safety training
  • Champions plant wide SOPs program
  • Coordinates and participates in audits, prioritizing and tracking completion of findings
  • Coordinates production schedules of all department and products
  • Ensures that unsafe behavior and conditions are corrected
  • Facilitates and ensures adherence to safety laws, regulations, rules and sound practices
  • Identifies reports, and achieves the highest standards in safety recognition, practices, and quality behaviors.
  • In order to abide by certain OSHA and local environmental agency regulations, mandatory safety training, protective gear, and chemical handling procedures are required.
  • Investigates incidents (root cause analysis), incident trends and related preventative measures
  • Maintains the necessary health, safety & environmental records and documentation
  • Maximizes plant capacities and KPIs
  • Models and reinforces all safety practices
  • Overall responsibility for the efficient operation and maintenance of the assigned department for maximum productivity.
  • Plans, initiates and puts into operation, plant capital improvements on time and on budget
  • policies and procedures
  • Proactively engages in employee development, team building, and the continuous improvement of methods, processes and systems
  • Proactively leads and supports operational excellence
  • Promote Departmental Housekeeping in my job area
  • Promoting the essential Team Principles and Core Values of the company
  • Provides technical knowledge for processes and equipment to obtain performance
  • To learn more about the LEAN Guiding Principles and using them in my job
  • To recognize and take action on machine problems through SOP and communication.
  • To understand that safety is first by taking responsibility for working safely and following all established safety rules, regulations, and procedures
  • Trains employees and develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Using the LEAN Method by putting everything back in the proper location
  • Works with location management on the continued development and implementation of Health & Safety programs


  • Good communication skills are required.
  • Must have the ability to generate and understand production models.
  • Position requires analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Position requires good working knowledge of computers.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to make coordinated movements of one hand
  • Static Strength – the ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull or carry
  • Effectively communicates and understands job instruction both verbally and written in English Language
  • Enforce and Adhere to Lean Safety policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Follows the guidelines and procedures for OSHA and Local Environmental Agency Regulation


  • College degree is preferred and a minimum of 5 years work experience in the plywood manufacturing industry with special emphasis in the Drying, Gluing, Finishing and Shipping Departments.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  • Basic Math Skills

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