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Universal Forest Products, Inc.

Production Manager Trainee

Universal Forest Products, Inc. - Granger, IN

Production Manager Trainee





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

Proficiency in the use of MS Excel/spreadsheets is required.

Skills and abilities

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

Ability to successfully interact with all organizational levels 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.

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

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

Develops a comprehensive knowledge of Company products and procedures through on-the-job training activities.

Develops a comprehensive knowledge of panel and lumber grades

Develops knowledge of lumber math and efficient utilization of materials; develops full understanding of cuts and yields.

Learns how to operate the Company's business system in order to perform required administrative functions.

Develops detailed knowledge of product costing.

Develops understanding of the production scheduling process.

Develops working knowledge of the budget and expense control process.

Supervises activities consistent with all Company policies, procedures and applicable laws and regulations.

Develops working knowledge of Continuous Improvement, efficiency standards, and safety.

Develops working knowledge and understanding of Human Resources policies and practices.

Develops detailed understanding of operations by touring other UFP facilities and customer locations.

Completes courses and assignments as directed.

Prepares various reports as required.

Performs other duties as required.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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24 days 13 hours ago

Universal Forest Products, Inc.


Production Manager Trainee Universal Forest Products, Inc. - Granger, IN, United States


Location: Granger, IN

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.