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Plant Manager I

Job Req ID:  7380

Red Bluff, CA, US, 96080-9745

Date:  Aug 8, 2022

LP Building Products is a leading global manufacturer of engineered wood products.  At LP, creating new solutions for building is who we are. Since we pioneered our first engineered wood product, we’ve been continually creating better products to fit the changing needs of the building industry. 

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

To manage all aspects of a plant in support of corporate business objectives by ensuring compliance with all standards, policies, and regulations for the safe, environmentally sound production of quality product.  This position is distinguished from a Plant Manager II by the use of standard/routine technologies and the responsibility of a component of a standard facility.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drives continuous safety, quality and environmental improvements and culture based on current Best Practices
  • Interacts with upper level management to define resource needs of the plant such as raw materials and capital projects.
  • Assembles and leads multi-function site business team.
  • Develops, communicates and implements plant goals, business objectives, operating plans and capital plans.
  • Communicates the corporate vision and goals to staff and employees.
  • Represents LP within the local community.
  • Manages and develops staff and employees, including hiring, orientating, training and performance management.
  • Lead performance management effort that includes the identification and communication of critical success factors.
  • Accountable for achieving forecasted financial performance targets.
  • Contribute to the process of managing the capital projects and cost reductions process, including a 3-5 year capital expenditure plan.
  • Establishes and maintains customer focus for employees.
  • Develops budget and manages within budgeted guidelines.
  • Ensures product quality meets established standards.
  • Ensures compliance and perform all duties in accordance with all safety/environmental rules and regulations.
  • Manages and maintains equipment, site, and facilities in appropriate working condition to meet business needs.
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with key customers.
  • Establishes solid manufacturing and operating systems to maximize production and profitability.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong technical knowledge.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and process improvement techniques.
  • Broad knowledge of safety and environmental systems and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current management and supervisory techniques.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate people toward a goal.
  • Strong leadership skills; ability to lead meetings/teams.
  • Project management and problem solving skills.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Budget management and financial analysis skills.
  • Results oriented.
  • Ability to interface with customers, staff, other functional areas, and the community.
  • Ability to organize structure and develop staff.
  • Ability to effectively implement change.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Ability to use computer and supporting software.



  • Bachelors' degree in Business, Manufacturing, Production or related field.



  • 6+ years' experience in technical manufacturing facility, preferably within the forest products industry.
  • 3+ years' experience managing professional, technical, and/or supervisory employees.
  • Or any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position.

Work Environment

  • Travel required 20% of the time.
  • Office environment within a plant setting.

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.

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