American Hardwood Industries
  • 15-Apr-2021 to 14-Aug-2021 (MST)
  • Augusta Waynesboro
  • Waynesboro, VA, USA
  • Full Time

American Hardwood Industries/Augusta Lumber (AHI) is headquartered in Waynesboro, Virginia. AHI is one of the leading producers of Appalachian and Northern hardwood lumber, manufacturing more than 110 million board feet annually and shipping to customers around the world. We are currently seeking Mill Managers for our sawmill and kiln operations located in Virginia.

Mill Manager Key Purposes:

  • Direct and manage all sawmill and kiln operations in the areas of safety, production, maintenance and quality
  • Strive to continuously improve all areas of mill performance

Mill Manager Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate mill activities with buyers, lumber sales and Corporate drying operations to ensure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Ensure the safe operation of the mill by training employees in safe practices and eliminating or controlling safety hazards. Be aware of VOSH regulations and maintain mill in accordance with all local, state and federal rules and regulations
  • Control operating expenditures, manpower, wages and salaries of mill workers
  • Establish and monitor overall plant performance for production and quality standards. Monitor sawing of lumber to ensure logs are used for their highest and best use and waste is minimized. Inspect lumber production to ensure the equipment is maintained and sawing is done in a manner to minimize production of thick and thin lumber
  • Maintain a preventative maintenance plan focused on eliminating or reducing downtime
  • Manage capital asset maintenance
  • Control and minimize labor overtime and repair expenses
  • Maintain existing plant facilities and equipment; replace or adjust plant facilities and equipment when necessary
  • Provide leadership and training to accomplish company goals and objectives
  • Enforce mill organization and housekeeping cleanliness among mill personnel
  • Provide direction, development and leadership to mill supervisors
  • Encourage and foster a sense of high, positive morale among the workforce

Mill Manager Skills and Experience:

  • 4-year degree in a related field is a plus but not required
  • 5+ years of related management work experience desired
  • Proven ability to respectfully manage a diverse workforce
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word and Outlook

***Please refer to the "Full Job Description" button below to review our physical demands form prior to applying to this position.***

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