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Universal Forest Products, Inc.

Industrial Specialist

Universal Forest Products, Inc. - Dallas, TX

Industrial Specialist




Job Specifications


Bachelor's degree in business or related discipline, or equivalent experience is required.

Working knowledge of manufacturing operations; minimum 2 years experience in a lumber/panel manufacturing environment

Working knowledge of panel and lumber grades, etc.

Working knowledge of lumber math and business math

Full understanding of cuts and yields

Proficiency in the use of MS Excel/spreadsheets is required; working knowledge of drawing/design software (Autocad/Solidworks) is preferred.

Preferred experience and knowledge of UFP's organization and product lines

Skills and abilities

Proficiency in the use of the English language in reading, writing and speaking.

Ability to successfully interact with all organizational levels, customers and the public.

Ability to apply business math to manufacturing processes.

Ability to recognize value in various products and be able to utilize them in the manufacturing of new products.

Ability to design and create computer generated prints for production and to use them in sales presentations.

Ability to physically make product samples based on design (should receive safety training related to the equipment and machine to be used in making product samples.)

Requires superior analytical, problem solving and engineering skills/aptitude.

Ability to review actual performance to plan, identify trends and implement profit generating solutions.

Ability to manage several activities/projects at once, to organize and prioritize work, to meet deadlines, to prepare plans, goals and budgets.

Ability to be mobile in the work environment, travel as required.

Ability to use a computer terminal, and proficiency in the use of MS Office and other business related software.

Ability to pass a drug test


Self-managing; works well under little supervision

Highly motivated and enthusiastic

Good interpersonal skills, and good listener and communicator

Process oriented

Eagerness to learn

Be a team player and support the Company's goals

Communicates with customers, vendors and co-workers to develop long term working relationships.

Based on customer needs, designs industrial packaging suitable for the purpose intended. Offers alternative designs of existing packaging and materials solutions.

Develops drawings and prints that meet customer requirements. Prints are used in the manufacturing of the industrial products

Monitors quality of products being produced to ensure they meet customer expectations while maintaining acceptable margins.

Performs administrative functions as required (i.e., sales order entry, inventory control and customer maintenance.)

Costs products, develops bills of materials and ensures that appropriate information is entered into the system and maintained.

Assists in the new product development process.

Assist in forecasting inventory requirements within area of responsibility.

Assists the production team to develop efficiency standards.

Monitors the established efficiencies and quality standards, and assists in corrective action as required.

Monitors output, cuts / yields, and scrap to ensure efficient resource utilization and initiates corrective action as required within area of responsibility.

Assists developing source contacts and relationships for industrial use raw materials in cooperation with the Purchasing department.

Prepares various reports as required.

Performs other duties as required.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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24 days 18 hours ago

Universal Forest Products, Inc.


Industrial Specialist Universal Forest Products, Inc. - Dallas, TX, United States


Location: Dallas, TX

Company Profile:
Since 1955, there’s one thing that Universal Forest Products has consistently done: grow. We’ve grown our brand portfolio. We’ve grown our product lines. But, most importantly, we’ve grown our reputation—based on our commitment to grow brands by delivering the absolute best products and service possible. Not only because it’s what you expect, but also because it’s what we demand.