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Siding Business Engineering Manager

Job Req ID:  8586

Nashville, TN, US, 37203

Date:  Oct 1, 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

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 a Business line. Develop and maintain capital improvement program across multiple facilities throughout North America. 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:

  • Participate with businesses and functions in the development of their strategic and operating plans
  • Formulate and maintain the engineering strategic and/or operating plans for businesses with more than $1 Billion in revenue
  • Develop annual operating budget and manage performance against it
  • Provide overall leadership for engineering projects/programs with NPV up to $500 million
  • Reviews and approves project submittals to ensure compliance with business and functional objectives
  • Develop projects/programs budgets and manage performance against it
  • Supervise and manage assigned staff; recruit, train, coach, and evaluate performance
  • 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
  • Moderate to heavy travel requiring a flexible schedule is required

What do I need to be successful?

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience (6-10 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 regions
  • Demonstrated experience leading complex 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
  • Knowledge of world-class manufacturing techniques, including Just-In-Time, Lean Manufacturing, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
  • Knowledge of building products industry, equipment, and processes
  • The ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to a variety of complex business problems
  • The ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • The broad education and experience necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a business and manufacturing environment


  • BS in Engineering, Applied Science, or related field
  • MS in Engineering Management Desirable
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license desirable
  • BS equivalency: 6-8 years discipline experience
  • MS equivalency: 4-6 years engineering management 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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