Plywood Dry End Production Superintendent (Management & Executives)

Full Time

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  Mississippi, Mississippi, United States

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 


Salary - $80,000 - $100,000