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Plant Manager - Hardwood Dry Kiln - South America
« on: May 11, 2018, 02:14:00 PM »
Plant Manager - Hardwood Dry Kiln - South America
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Job#180301PM – Plant/Project Manager – South America
Location: United States
Wage: $100 - $120k+USD/year depending on experience
Education Required: BS Degree in Engineering preferred
Years Experience Required:  Green field sawmill experience in South America. 15 years of sawmill experience. College graduate from forestry, engineering, manufacturing or management disciplines preferred.

Apply: If you are interested in this job and have the required skills, please submit your resume in MS Word 

Description:

The Project Manager in South America will lead and coordinate the installation and operation of a hardwood Dry Kiln facility in South America. They will be responsible in managing the installation of a new hardwood lumber dry kiln facility and manage the operation after it has been built.

The mill site will have a natural gas boiler, a generator, six package kilns, and a building with a tilt hoist and grade line. They will cut the lumber and edge in the woods, then put it on sticks and transport to the drying facility. This will be done on the owners 200,000 acers of timber land. The manager will be responsible for the drying operation and the woods operation’s production and quality. The woods and drying has 22 employees that the manager will be responsible for, along with the coordination of finished product shipment to the port for export. The manager will report to the COO in the States and work closely with the sales manager.     

Responsibilities:

    Oversee the construction of the hardwood sawmill dry kiln facility construction and operation.
    To ensure quality standards, meeting production deadline and minimize overheads
    To work closely with Sales General Manager for fulfilling customer orders
    To hire staff, provide leadership and to assist them in functioning as a team
    To uphold corporate governance and a front line budget controller
    To report to the directors of company on a daily basis
    To provide timely problem solving decisions and manage the operation according to the group’s business strategy and corporate directives

Requirements:

     4 year minimum college graduate from forestry, engineering, manufacturing or management disciplines.
    Green field sawmill experience in South America. 15 years of sawmill experience. College graduate from forestry, engineering, manufacturing or management disciplines preferred.
    South American hardwood lumber management experience
    Thorough knowledge of hardwood lumber grading, log yield, sawmill and dry kiln manufacturing.
    Knowledge of 3rd party resources such as CITES that are designed to serve rating systems and forest certification.
    Knowledge of domestic and global, legal and regulatory requirements for logging/forestry industry.
    Knowledge of the U.S. Lacey Act.
    Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
     Mature, self-motivated and able to work independently under great pressure
    Very strong technical and project management background in manufacturing industry
    Sound knowledge and hands on experience in ISO 9001, ERP system and operation management preferred.
    Excellent management and communication skill, problem solving, analytical and decision making
    Good command of written and spoken English
    Mobile and willing to station in South America for 3 years minimum
    South America sawmill and or plywood management experience required
    Spanish speaking experience (language skills South American, not Mexican language skills) required.

Remuneration and Benefits:

    $100 - $120k+USD/year depending on experience
    Paid interview trip for candidate and spouse
    Attractive remuneration package, production incentives and medical provisions
    Provisions for working visas for candidate and visas for family
    Travel to home country for family once per year
    Housing and transportation allowance

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 info@TopWoodJobs.com

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