Hear from a Lumber Products Operations Director in the Video Below!
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Job Description & Primary Responsibilities:
Lumber Product Operation Directors must be knowledgeable about wood products including but not limited to (cabinets, trim, table tops, flooring). This job mainly entails costing lumber, managing lumber mills, and production scheduling. Responsibilities: Lumber Products Operation Directors maintain a quality retail floor, conduct staff meetings to keep staff informed, and train and maintain engaged and helpful staff. They also manage and schedule retail floor and contractor staff. In this position, directors will cost lumber products and conduct CAD drawings. Additionally, they will manage lumber mills as needed and work in production to schedule operations. Operations Directors also coordinate internal product knowledge events for stocked items. Occasionally they will assist in yard operations. In this role, operation directors organize contractor events.
Recommended High School Courses:
High School Diploma
Bachelor's Degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, or other related field.
Six Sigma Certification
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