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Production Manager

Posting ID:   18150
Position Type:      Regular/Full-Time  
City:   Washington, GA, United States 
Location:   No Selection 

Who We Are:
Canfor - a leading integrated forest products company and one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper - is a recognized employer of choice and an exciting place to grow your career.

We have an established presence in the southern US and in Western Canada, as well as sales offices around the world, and are proud of our committed team of over 6,500 employees.

The Opportunity

The Production Manager ensures that manufacturing processes run reliably and efficiently resulting in products being made to specification, within budget, and delivered on time. This requires a highly organized leader with excellent motivation and communication skills to direct team members. The Production Manager must thrive under pressure to meet deadlines and exceed quality and safety and cost standards in an effective manner, while maintaining a positive attitude and team culture of excellent customer service.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all production processes
  • Assess project and resource requirements
  • Plan, organize and communicate production schedules
  • Determine quality control standards and ensure they are followed
  • Assist in development and design of new products to solve customer problems
  • Negotiate timescales, schedules and agreements as necessary
  • Select vendors as well as order and purchase materials needed for manufacturing
  • Hire, train, coach, mentor, develop and supervise the work of employees
  • Follow and enforce all established policies, procedures, and recognized practices including ensuring that health and safety regulations are met and reported
  • Coordinate and organize the repair and routine, preventative, and emergency maintenance required for operational production equipment
  • Assist in taking physical inventories in accordance with corporate procedures



  • Bachelor’s degree, (Engineering, Design, Production/Project Management) preferred
  • Experience in wood products manufacturing operations preferred
  • 2+ years demonstrated leadership experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office Suite and ERP Systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Product design and creative problem solving skills
  • Proven track record of successfully training employees in productivity and safety
  • Working knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations
  • Ability to coach and mentor employees on a one-on-one basis as well as a group


Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.

As we continue to expand our company and our markets, now is the ideal time to grow your career with Canfor. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees. Join Canfor for the stability, exciting career opportunities and growth potential while working for a recognized industry leader.

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Washington, GA
This operation joined Canfor in 2015 following our acquisition of Anthony Forest Products and plays a key role in Canfor’s growing presence in the US South. The town of Washington, GA, nestled approximately 100 miles east of Atlanta, is a small town with a rich history. The wealth of antebellum homes tell stories of life before the Civil War and the natural beauty surrounding the town help residents and visitors reap the benefits of a relaxed pace of life. For more information, visit

Nearest Major Market: Athens

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