Production Supervisor (Forestry, Logging & Mill Operations)

Full Time


  Coos Bay, Oregon, United States

The Supervisor will be responsible for the direct supervision of approximately 22 employees on second shift and will be expected to lead improvements in safety, productivity, and quality in the sawmill.  The expectation is to lead in a way that supports/enhances our safety culture and MBM® management philosophy. 
A Day In The Life Typically Includes:
  • Supervise/coordinate production efforts that result in sustained improvement in all associated work processes including: Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) compliance, reliability, quality, production and costs
  • Support an approach to optimize the constraining process machine centers
  • Facilitate team development and communication, employee skill development, problem-solving and resolution, and building employee commitment and ownership
  • Hold employees accountable, and drive cultural change in which employees understand empowerment and accept responsibilities
  • Take ownership of the existing safety and quality processes
  • Promote employee involvement; providing coaching, feedback and direction 
  • Troubleshoot and resolve production issues
  • Provide safety training to production associates, team development, and delivering training materials in a meaningful approach
  • Complete all paperwork and analysis in a timely and efficient manner
  • Monitor product quality and contribute to the overall direction and success of the Coos Bay operations
What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Two (2) or more years of supervisory / leadership experience in a manufacturing environment  
  • Proven ability to work safely and continuously promote safe work practices
  • Experience in coaching, training, and developing staff
  • Must have working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, and ability to learn various PC-based production and operations applications
  • Experience compiling production reports, writing documentation, etc. 
  • Must be able and willing to work a flexible work schedule
  • Must be able and willing to work in an industrial manufacturing plant environment, including extended periods of time in noisy, non-air conditioned or unheated areas
  • Must be able to work safely and continuously promoting safe work practices 
What Will Put You Ahead?
  • Associate's Degree or higher in mechanical/technical field, business or related area
  • Five (5) or more year of supervisory or management experience in an industrial, manufacturing or military environment     
  • Experience in Quality, Value, and Yield initiatives
  • Experience with Continuous Improvement and Lean Methodologies
  • Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Programs
  • Experience working in Lumber or other Wood Products operations
Why Work For GP?
  • culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance
  • Opportunity for career growth at one of the largest, financially stable companies in the world
  • Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge
  • Responsibilities and rewards based on contributions
  • Continued company growth due to reinvesting 90% of our earnings
  • Competitive pay and benefits that help you manage your personal and financial wellness
Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.