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Plant Manager

Job Req ID:  8140

Watkins, MN, US, 55389

Date:  Jun 23, 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

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.

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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Travel required 20% of the time

What do I need to be successful?

  • 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
  • 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
  • Strong leadership skills; ability to lead meetings/teams
  • Ability to effectively implement change


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

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: St Cloud

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