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Operations Team Leader - Raymond, WA

This Manufacturing - Operations Team Leader is a full-time, salaried exempt position, reporting to the Operations Manager at the Raymond (WA) Lumber mill. This mill has approximately 150 employees and produces wood products, by teaming with the following departments throughout the facility: log yard, sawmill, dry kiln, planer and shipping operations.
Key Functions:
The Operations Team Leader provides leadership to a shift of hourly associates in achieving excellence in safety, quality and production; and is responsible for safely planning, coordinating, maintaining and enhancing operational objectives, and supporting maintenance, to drive continuous process improvement in the manufacturing of lumber products.
Responsibilities include:
Role modeling excellence in safety and supporting the ongoing safety efforts, which includes involving and engaging associates, to assure an injury-free working environment;
Pro-actively identify areas where safety, safety systems, quality and productivity issues could arise and address any concerns;
Ensure compliance with all applicable Weyerhaeuser, federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies; Administer policies and plant rules fairly and consistently;
Provide effective coaching and feedback as necessary; Appropriately resolve employee issues/concerns;
Conduct crew meetings and trainings as needed; Implement and coordinate departmental safety process, along with general training.
Requirements:
Bachelor's degree.
Minimum 3 years experience in a supervisory or key leadership role in a production environment.
Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal and electronic communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to proactively lead safety initiatives and ensure compliance with safety policies/programs.
Demonstrated ability to raise performance by building and maintaining positive relationships with all associates through coaching, development and instilling a continuous improvement mind-set.
Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and engage employees in a team environment.
Demonstrated results in achieving and sustaining business goals.
Strong planning, organization and facilitation skills.
Strong work ethic, good judgment and sound decision-making skills.
Competent computer skills, including MS Office and other Windows based programs.
Willing and able to work all shifts, including weekends.
The following qualifications are preferred:
Bachelor's degree in related field.
Sawmill experience or other wood products manufacturing experience.
Hands-on experience working with optimizing systems.
Knowledge of maintenance planning software, such as SAP.
Working knowledge of business and financial concepts.
Basic understanding of labor and employee relation principles.
About Wood Products:
We've been delivering quality building products and solutions to our customers for more than 100 years. From builders and dealers to specifiers and homeowners, we offer exceptional product performance and unparalleled support. For more than a century, we've been building our reputation as a leader in sustainable wood products.
About Weyerhaeuser
We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We're serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference. We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.
Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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