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Process Control Specialist

Company: Western Forest Products US LLC
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

WFP Engineered Products is looking to hire a Process Control Specialist at our Calvert Division in Vancouver, WA.

What You'll Do: You will work with boots on the ground to observe firsthand how our existing processes work and collect meaningful data to inform improvement designs. You will work with all levels of the organization to develop improvement solutions to the business' operations.

Who You Are: You are passionate about the optimization of manufacturing designs and processes. You are a tenured professional in the manufacturing industry with a keen eye for details, an affinity for analytics, and a strong business mentality focused around financial excellence.

Our total rewards offering includes:

  • Salary range of $80K-105K based on your skill level, qualifications, and experience.
  • Performance Bonus
  • Dental and Medical Benefits
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
    Work Environment: This role is to be performed in person at our Calvert operations site in Vancouver, WA.

    • Champion safety leadership by actively participating in the operation's safety program, following all identified rules and regulations, and proactively encouraging others to do likewise
    • Develop and maintain a comprehensive approach to continuous improvement in all aspects of the operation, with a focus on improving efficiencies and cost control
    • Ensure that technical standards are defined, communicated, and controlled in the manufacturing process
    • Identify new engineered wood product opportunities that fit raw material and plant capabilities and oversee standards development and implementation
    • Coordinate improvement teams and external contractors
    • Create and present process improvement reports as requested

      Education And Experience
      • Experience in engineered wood products sales and manufacturing is preferred
      • Post-secondary degree in Business, Accounting, Wood Processing or Forestry related field
      • Experience with MS Office and lumber inventory management systems is preferred
      • Experience with scheduling and financial forecasting preferred
      • Supervisory experience is preferred
      • Experience with Lumber Grading and Tally Tickets preferred
        Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies
        • Understanding of engineered wood products grades and standards
        • Demonstrated orientation towards continuous improvement
        • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
        • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills across all levels of an organization
        • Strong computer skills including spreadsheet and database applications
        • Ability to engage and motivate staff to perform at a higher standard
          YOUR CAREER

          At Western Forest Products, we believe our most significant asset is our people. Investing in our people brings value and success to our business, ensuring a safe, engaged, productive and continuously improving workplace. We offer challenging opportunities working alongside the best in the industry to meet your career and professional development goals while providing competitive total rewards and recognition.

          We provide a variety of on-the-job training and continuing education in many areas at Western to ensure you have the skills you need to succeed. Our promote-from-within culture recognizes high performance and we offer diverse career paths across the organization for those with the talent and will to advance.

          Our total rewards offering including competitive pay, performance bonus, 401(k) plan, extended health and dental benefits and other programs designed to support our employees.


          Western Forest Products is a leading forest products company that sustainably manages forests and manufactures high-quality wood products. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia with operations in the coastal region of BC and Washington State, Western meets the needs of customers worldwide with a specialty wood products focus and diverse product offering.

          Our commitment to health and safety, environmental stewardship and community engagement is core to how we do business at Western Forest Products.

          Our approach to responsible business practices in all aspects of our business is multi-faceted. We adhere to and employ the most stringent environmental practices in the world. The steps we take to ensure the forests in which we operate are renewed and remain healthy and viable for future generations are mirrored in the care we take to make certain our communities continue to grow and prosper. This includes investing in communities where we operate and continuing to forge mutually beneficial relationships with First Nations in respect of their local and cultural interests.

Keywords: Western Forest Products US LLC, Vancouver , Process Control Specialist, Other , Vancouver, Washington

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