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Regional Engineer

Job Req ID:  9073

Nashville, TN, US, 37203 US

Date:  Mar 8, 2023

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

LP’s values-driven, positive culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in a safe, ethical, fun, challenging and rewarding place to work.  For more than 40 years, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry.

Job Purpose

Provide leadership and direction for multiple Engineering projects/programs for the OSB Business. Develop and maintain capital improvement program across multiple facilities throughout a geographic region. Supervise engineering staff where applicable.

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:

  • Engage in business or regional business team activities associated with the development of their strategic and operating plans
  • Formulate and maintain an engineering resource plan to support a business or geographic region with less than $250 million in revenue
  • Provide leadership to a capital program consisting of approximately 50 projects, valued up to $50 million and annual cash flow up to $15 million distributed across multiple facilities throughout a business or geographic region
  • Provide overall leadership for engineering projects/programs with NPV up to $75 million
  • Recommends project submittals that are consistent with business and functional objectives
  • Conduct benchmarking and competitive research to keep up with best-of-class practices and to assure that our corporate process technology and capital productivity lead the industry
  • Conduct training for engineering and other personnel in the areas of Engineering, Manufacturing and Leadership
  • Participate as a sponsor or team member in leading business process improvement within the company
  • Work with Research and Development and Marketing during early product development to assure new processes and products are designed for manufacturability
  • Assume responsibility for personal safety and for the safety performance of all personnel, projects and programs managed.
  • Maintain Engineering records according to corporate Records Retention Guidelines
  • Work closely with other Corporate Functions including Supply Management, Audit, Financial Services, Environmental Services and Information Technology to assure conformance with corporate policy
  • Conduct special projects/studies, as opportunities arise, relating to technology and capital effectiveness
  • Moderate to heavy travel requiring a flexible schedule is required

What do I need to be successful?

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience (2-4 of which are in corporate management) in one or more of the following fields; engineering, capital project management, manufacturing, business process development, auditing
  • Demonstrated experience managing programs across multiple facilities throughout North America
  • Demonstrated experience in leading cross-functional capital project teams
  • Or any combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position
  • Knowledge of Life-Cycle planning and long-term capitalization strategies for manufacturing facilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability in effective management and supervisory practices.
  • Knowledge of world-class manufacturing techniques, including Just-In-Time, Lean Manufacturing, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
  • The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to a variety of complex business problems
  • The ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • The broad education and experience necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a business and manufacturing environment
  • The ability to use the techniques, kills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice


  • BS in Engineering, Applied Science, or related field (or equivalent)
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license desirable
  • BS equivalency: 6-8 years discipline experience




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: Nashville

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