Production Mgr Trainee

UFP Industries, Inc
 Magna, UT

Req Number: 425-20702



The Production Management Trainee is responsible for developing comprehensive knowledge of plant operations and manufacturing processes.

Works under close direction of the assigned mentor; exercises little discretion and judgment on work priority on a regular basis; and a small degree of creativity is expected.

  • 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.


  • 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