Universal Forest Products Traveling Foreman- Des Moines, IA in Edina, Minnesota


  • Preferred bachelor degree in relating discipline or equivalent
  • Minimum of two years of experience as production supervisor or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Preferred experience and knowledge on UFP's organization, culture, 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 and the public
  • Demonstrated proficiency to manage multiple tasks, to set priorities, and to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and in developing subordinates.
  • Demonstrated ability to be mobile in the work environment.
  • Ability to apply business math to manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to use a computer terminal, and proficiency of the use of MS Office and other business software
  • Demonstrated skill in leading project and other people
  • Demonstrated skill in improving processes


  • Self-managing; works well under little supervision
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • Good interpersonal skills and good communicator
  • Strong organization skills and detail oriented
  • Be a team player and support the Company's goals
  • Conducts in a professional manner
  • Ability to pass a drug test

  • Develops production schedules for area of responsibility, coordinates activity with other areas and forecasts inventory requirements.

  • Formulates long and short-range business plans and goals.
  • Ensure that all plant assets in area of responsibility are properly managed and safeguarded.
  • Staffs assigned operations to meet production levels consistent with cost objectives.
  • Ensures that employees are properly trained.
  • Supervises activities directly or through supervisors and lead operators.
  • Coaches and develops subordinates, evaluates performance and initiates corrective action as required.
  • Establishes work center/operation efficiency standards.
  • Monitors performance to established efficiency and quality standards and initiates corrective action as required.
  • Ensures performance reviews are conducted in accordance with policy in area of responsibility.
  • Ensures that yard conditions and housekeeping conforms to Company standards in area of responsibility.
  • Monitors expenses for area of responsibility and initiates corrective action as required.
  • Analyzes production operations and workflow and develops improvement recommendations.
  • Monitors output, cuts/yields and scrap to ensure efficient resource utilization and initiates corrective action as required within area of responsibility.
  • Manages inventory in area of responsibility, ensures inventory is rotated in accordance with operational policy, and participates in month-end inventory.
  • Ensures that machinery in area of operation is properly maintained.
  • Orders supplies, initiates purchase orders, and approves timecards and incentives.
  • Manages finished goods packaging as required.
  • Prepares various reports and logs as required.
  • Participates in the Safety Committee process and ensures that assigned operations are performed consistent with Company and OSHA policies, practices and procedures.
  • Ensures that operations are performed with Federal, State and local laws and regulations, and Company policy and procedure.
  • Prepares various reports as required.
  • Performs other duties as required.

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