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Mgr, Pre-Finish Plant

Job Req ID:  9321

Green Bay, WI, US, 54313

Date:  May 20, 2023

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Solutions) is a leading provider of high-performance building solutions that meet the demands of builders, remodelers, and homeowners worldwide. We manufacture engineered wood building products that include an extensive offering of innovative and dependable building materials and accessories. LP’s values-driven culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in an ethical, inclusive, challenging, and rewarding place to work. Since our founding in 1972, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates more than 20 facilities across North and South America. For more information, visit

Job Purpose

This role will manage all operational aspects of an ExpertFinish facility, which pre-finishes LP SmartSide Siding products into several pre-finished colors.  The Plant Manager leads a multi-function site business team with the primary objective to exceed customer expectations, maintain compliance with quality standards and regulatory requirements, ensure a safe and secure work environment for all employees, while reducing cost, and achieving operational excellence.


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


If this sounds like you, join our growing team!



In this position you will have the opportunity to work in each of these areas:

Culture:  Embraces our Louisiana Pacific values of responsible stewardship to our employees, and the communities in which we operate.  Demonstrates company values and reinforces with plant leadership and personnel. 
Safety:  Responsible for employee safety and plant environmental compliance.  Manages plant EH&S manager and works cross-functionally with central resources to create and maintain a safety-first culture ensuring that all employees within the facility are working safely and environmentally responsibly.
Quality:  Establishes and maintains quality processes to ensure products meets standards and exceed customer expectations. Conducts daily audits and walk-throughs monitoring the day-to-day activities of the manufacturing, QC Lab, warehousing and shipping areas to ensuring quality standards are met.
Financial:  Leads plant leadership team and works collaboratively with central financial resources to develop plant annual budgets.  Accountable for achieving forecasted financial performance results, and regularly presents plant financial performance to upline leadership. 
Customer Service:  Work closely with the Production Superintendent and Mill Planner to review the production schedule and make certain that necessary raw materials are on site or have been ordered and that the proper staffing level exists in all areas of the plant.
People:  Hire, train, and manage employees assuring that they possess an understanding of their core responsibilities, company policies and can operate their assigned work stations/machines/processes at acceptable levels of performance and in accordance with safety, quality and standard operating procedures
Facilities:  Work with the maintenance manager to review preventative maintenance schedules and ensure that the facility and production equipment are properly operating.  Act as a strategy partner with regards to long term capital planning and plant improvements.

What do I need to be successful?

•    10+ years of experience in progressive manufacturing operations leadership roles.
•    5+ years of experience managing overall operations (safety, quality, procurement, logistics, maintenance, finance etc.) in an industrial manufacturing environment.
•    Experience in a highly automated building products or industrial coating manufacturing plant preferred.
•    Knowledge of Lean manufacturing principles and practices.
•    Strong financial and analytical skills:  Must be able to develop and implement a strategy to maximize productivity and profitability.
•    Capital Project management skills a plus.
•    Strong bias for action and keen sense of urgency.
•    Broad knowledge of safety and environmental systems and procedures.5+ years' experience in technical manufacturing facility, preferably within the building products (with coating processes) or coatings industry


Bachelors' degree in Engineering; Mechanical or Electrical preferred

Work Environment

•    Plant & office environment.  Exposure to machinery, electrical sources, dust, chemicals, & loud noise. 
•    Some travel (10%)

LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) program, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.

Nearest Major Market: Green Bay

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