Plant Manager - Lumber - Maryland


Job#170605PM – Plant Manager – Lumber – Maryland
Location: United States
Wage: $80-100k/year depending on experience
Education Required: BS Degree in Engineering preferred
Years Experience Required:  Significant Reliability systems experience considered. 2.5+ years of manufacturing experience in the areas of reliability methods and techniques.


The Plant Manager is responsible for safe and efficient product flow through the plant with an eye on customer service and inventory management. Directs lumber, lumber treating and warehousing production and distribution operations for branch plant, including the management of production personnel, production performance and production costs by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.  


  • Coordinates production, distribution, warehousing, and shipping of product in accordance with policies, principles, and procedures established by the General Manager.

  • Coordinates with sales, trucking, and purchasing to maintain customer service and efficient production.

  • Develops plans for efficient use of materials, machines, and plant personnel.

  • Reviews production costs and product quality, and modifies production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operation of division.

  • Ensures employee safety and compliance with governing regulatory agencies including OSHA and EPA.

  • Coordinates chemical and raw material purchases with support staff.

  • Oversees overall maintenance and housekeeping of plant facilities and equipment.

  • Maintains positive employee relations and compliance with employment policies and regulations.

  • Implementing and enforcing safety policies.

  • Responsible for inventory management through cycle counts and treating schedules. 

  • Manages subordinate shift supervisors who supervise hourly production employees.

  • Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these employees.

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, scheduling, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. 


  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.

  • Communicates effectively

  • Maintains confidentiality; Keeps emotions under control; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.

  • Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information, including product specifications.

  • Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Fosters quality focus in others; Seeks ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

  • Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.

  • Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values.

  • Makes timely decisions using sound and accurate judgment;

  • Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.

  • Meets productivity standards and seeks ways to increase and improve productivity; Completes work in timely manner.

  • Observes safety and security procedures; Maintains safe working environment for employees; Reports and immediately corrects potentially unsafe conditions; Ensures proper and safe use of equipment and materials.

  • Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

  • Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to extended hours of work when necessary to reach goals. 


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.)

  • Two years related supervisory/management experience and/or training in the wood treating, lumber industry, or distribution; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to communicate effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. 

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and interpret industry-specific numerical data. 

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 

Computer Skills:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should become proficient in use of company framework operating system as well as our production operating system with production reporting and data entry requirements.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook software applications. 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • CDL and forklift certification and experience a definite plus. 

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and talk or hear.

  • The employee is frequently required to stand and sit.

  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.

  • The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

If you are interested in this job and have the required skills, please submit your resume in MS Word along with the job name in the Subject line to 

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