Roseburg Forest Products
  • 03-Apr-2018 to 02-Jun-2018 (PST)
  • Taylorsville Composites
  • Taylorsville, MS, USA
  • Full Time

About Roseburg Forest Products Founded in 1936, Roseburg Forest Products is a privately owned company and one of North America's leading producers of particleboard, medium density fiberboard and thermally fused laminates. Roseburg also manufactures softwood and hardwood plywood, lumber, LVL and I-joists. The company owns and sustainably manages more than 600,000 acres of timberland in Oregon, North Carolina and Virginia, as well as an export wood chip terminal facility in Coos Bay, Ore. Roseburg products are shipped throughout North America and the Pacific Rim. To learn more about the company please visit


Manage all aspects of process and product quality to ensure conformance with internal specifications, certifying agency requirements, and customer expectations.  Lead plant continuous improvement efforts that improve process and product consistency.  Develop and execute strategic goals that align with business objectives. Ensure quality and technical initiatives are properly deployed. Supervise activities and training of Quality Assurance Technicians.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform all work in accordance with safety rules and regulations and participate in facility health & safety activities as assigned.
  • Be pro-active in identifying and performing tasks to maintain and improve safety, quality and environmental performance.   
  • Ensure SSOP's and JSA's exist and are updated for all quality tasks.  Ensure required training for Quality Technicians is completed and documented according to policies.
  • Provide safety, quality, and environmental training for Quality Assurance Technicians.
  • Lead process and product tests/trials as assigned.  Compile, analyze, and report trial test results as required.
  • Develop and maintain Quality Assurance SOP's with document control.
  • Support sales to resolve quality issues and product applications.
  • Define and implement procedures to support quality initiatives. Establish and maintain a comprehensive well-documented program that will ensure consistent product quality under certifying agency guidelines.
  • Ensure plant compliance with all internal product specifications, and corporate quality policies and provide follow up with operators and supervisors.
  • Work with sales to develop new products or modify existing products.
  • Manage quality systems to assure consistent process and product performance while maintaining maximum production and safe work habits.
  •  Manage plant calibration and verification schedules for process and lab instruments.
  • Lead and deploy process optimization (cost reduction, new technology, etc.), statistical analysis, continuous process improvement, and experimental design.
  • Supervise work activities for plant Quality Assurance Technicians.
  • Train, coach, and act as mentor the development of plant Quality Assurance Technicians.
  • Maintain product attributes with regulatory guidelines.
  • Manage quality records, databases, and controlled documents in accordance with corporate record retention policies.
  • Generate routine quality reports for internal communication.
  • Meet with plant employees on a regular basis to discuss quality issues and goals.
  • Assist in the plant quality self-assessment.

Required Qualifications

  • Associates' degree in wood technology, business, manufacturing, production or related field
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years composite panel manufacturing experience preferred. Leadership role within a quality assurance department desirable. Experience with Particleboard or MDF resins is preferred, to accommodate facility's wide range of products with various raw materials and resins.
  • Understands statistical analysis, sampling techniques and interpretation of manufacturing data.
  • Ability to design experiments to investigate product attributes or qualities/conditions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of managerial and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and lead teams.
  • Proficient knowledge of computer and supporting software.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects to meet schedule and project requirements.
  • Thorough knowledge of mill process and equipment.
  • Ability to document process changes and their effects.
  • Effectively implement change.
  • Understanding of effective and efficient production and manufacturing methods.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Budget and financial analysis aptitude.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Strong analytical and mathematical ability.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to effectively manage conflict.
  • Can work with engineering professionals and other plant personnel on capital process equipment projects.
  • Flexibility to report to Plant Manager and Corporate Technical Manager

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors' degree in Wood Science, Wood Technology, or related field
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