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Area Supervisor

Job Req ID:  8670

Fort St. John, BC, CA, V1J 4M6

Date:  Sep 20, 2022

As a leader in high-performance building solutions, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Solutions, NYSE: LPX) manufactures engineered wood building products that meet the demands of builders, remodelers and homeowners worldwide. LP’s extensive offerings include innovative and dependable building products and accessories, such as siding solutions (LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding, LP BuilderSeries® Lap Siding, and LP® Outdoor Building Solutions®), LP Structural Solutions (LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, and LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing, LP NovaCore™ Thermal Insulated Sheathing, and more), LP® TopNotch® Sub-Flooring, and oriented strand board (OSB). In addition to product solutions, LP provides industry-leading customer service and warranties. Since its founding in 1972, LP has been Building a Better Worldby helping customers construct beautiful, durable homes while our shareholders build lasting value. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates 25 plants across the U.S., Canada, Chile, and Brazil. For more information, visit

Job Purpose

To supervise and manage all plant operations and activities in area of responsibility to meet production goals, quality, cost, and safety objectives. To support corporate business objectives by ensuring compliance with all standards, policies and regulations for a safe and environmentally compliant operation.

We’d love to meet you if... 
… you’re energized by big challenges and creating a plan to meet the challenge 
… you enjoy working with others to deliver great work 
… you’re innovative and looking for a values-driven, positive culture and environment

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Ensure safety of all employees and contractors working in operating unit or department by driving continuous improvement towards a true safety culture. This includes supporting all corporate safety programs; developing SOP’s, identifying and eliminating hazards, and enforcing all safety rules
  • Ensure compliance with all standards and programs (safety, environmental, quality, maintenance and manufacturing policies and procedures) within area of responsibility
  • Follow and support manufacturing activities of the site business plan to deploy and communicate goals, objectives and performance measures related to area of responsibility
  • Supervise subordinate supervisors and technical and production employees, including training, performance management and daily work assignments. Includes staff and self development, preparation and communication of work schedules, as well as coaching, counseling on performance feedback, up to initiating and assisting with corrective action
  • Assist and participate with hiring, interviewing, selection and orientation process; has significant responsibility for hiring process
  • Prepare detailed reports and maintain records and documentation according to guidelines in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams, such as production meetings, safety committee and site business teams.
  • Report promptly to appropriate managers/departments when upset conditions occur. Take appropriate mitigating actions to ensure employee safety, plant and environmental protection, product quality, and shipping schedules. Investigate causes of upset conditions to prevent re-occurrence
  • Prepare and manage departmental budget and assist with cost management
  • Lead and participate in capital projects, process improvement, cost reduction and continuous improvement projects
  • Participate in and/or lead all supervisory training.
  • Network with vendors, customers and key functional group managers.
  • Some travel required (10%)
  • Plant environment

What do I need to be successful?

  • 3+ years’ industry experience
  • 4+ years supervisory/management experience
  • Or any equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position
  • In-depth knowledge of manufacturing process and improvement process.
  • Knowledge of safety, health and environmental rules, laws, requirements and applicable LP programs
  • Ability to interpret and apply HR, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of correct application of systems and processes that ensures continuous improvement
  • Ability to motivate, coach and lead direct reports through daily job assignments, team meetings, etc.
  • Ability to use computer and supporting software


  • Associate’s degree in Business, Manufacturing, Engineering, or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.

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