Universal Forest Products Production Manager in Liberty, North Carolina


  • High school diploma
  • Minimum 1 to 3 years of experience; 3 to 5 years preferred.
  • Working knowledge of production reporting and production scheduling
  • Working knowledge of excel, word and outlook.
  • Basic knowledge on lumber math, lumber grades and species.
  • Preferred understanding on company policies, practices and procedures.
  • Successfully complete Forklift Driver licensing process

Skills and abilities

  • Demonstrates ability to handle responsibility and be accountable for actions/decisions
  • Ability to recognize safe vs. unsafe working conditions
  • Ability to clearly communicate directions and expectations
  • Ability to plan, and organize the work of others, determine priorities, meet deadlines and work under pressure and stress.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and act decisively when conditions change
  • Ability to identify problems and find viable solutions
  • Ability to understand and use basic math and numbers, and to use a computer, calculator, and telephone.
  • Ability to understand basic verbal and written instructions in English; ability read and write basic English
  • Ability to communicate with management regarding people, products and equipment
  • Ability to multitask and pay attention to detail
  • Ability to work under immediate supervision
  • Ability to pass a drug test
  • Ability to work hours mandated by management


  • Safety conscious and strong supervisory and interpersonal skills
  • Team player and goal oriented
  • Leads by example and has a positive attitude
  • Participates in Safety and CI programs
  • Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results
  • Punctual and reliable

  • Implements methods to achieve plans and goals of the department and to maintain quality and customer standards/expectations

  • Directs the activity of a group of employees and motivates for maximum productivity
  • Ensures all employees have received adequate machine specific safety training prior to operating equipment
  • Reviews pre-shift machine inspections and addresses machine concerns according to internal procedures
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment; consistently checks quality of inbound and outbound material; and implements CI principals to improve current processes
  • Identifies, researches, and resolves various problems and opportunities
  • Evaluates performance of individuals and various programs
  • Coaches and assists employees to help them perform their job functions more safety, productively, and efficiently
  • Disciplines employees when necessary, and conducts annual performance reviews
  • Conducts sunrise meetings and monthly safety talks, and provides training to employees
  • Directs activities consistent with all Company policies, procedures and applicable law
  • Communicates to employees and other management members as required
  • Leads employees in continuous improvements and safety initiatives
  • Prepares production reports and maintains records as required
  • Participates in Safety Committee and ensures that assigned department is in compliance with established safety standards
  • Manages employees time and attendance through the T&A system
  • May drive a forklift to assist moving material to and from the production area
  • Performs other duties as required

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