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Weyerhaeuser Leadership Development Professional in Dodson, Louisiana

The Leadership Development Professional role is an entry level leadership developmental position. Working under close guidance with assigned mentors, you will be accountable for growing and strengthening your leadership skills and general business understanding of the manufacturing processes and operations of a Wood Products mill, and other major function areas, through a detailed 12-month development plan including hands-on learning, operational rotations, and successful completion of process improvement projects.

This is a full time, non-exempt position and will report to the Mill Manager. Relocation benefits are available for this and subsequent positions.

This role is a part of the Wood Products business, working in the Southern Lumber Region at the Dodson Lumber Mill located in Dodson, LA.Dodson Lumber is located on Hwy 167 approximately 10 miles south of Jonesboro, LA, and approximately 15 miles north of Winnfield, LA. A majority of our Dodson employees reside in Jackson, Winn and Lincoln Parishes. Lincoln Parish is home to Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University.

Our mill produces high-quality Southern Yellow Pine lumber used for residential construction throughout the Southern and Eastern USA. We have a reputation for manufacturing excellence and continuous improvement.

The successful individual will be assigned to the next role once development is successfully completed and a suitable assignment is identified that meets business needs.

Key Functions

  • Develop safety leadership skills

  • Complete a structured 12-month rotation through all operational areas of the mill

  • Projects and assignments to promote active learning and contribute to mill’s successful performance

  • Exposure to metrics, reliability and process improvement projects

  • Broad exposure to Timberlands, Raw Materials, Sales and Finance

  • Develop Front Line Leader skills

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Business, Engineering, Forestry or related discipline _OR _on track to receive a Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Forestry or related discipline by the Summer of 2023

  • Willingness to adapt to strong safety culture and ensure safe and efficient execution of work

  • Ability to exercise good judgment in setting priorities and follow-through in a fast-paced results-oriented environment

  • Strong desire to learn manufacturing processes, develop leadership capabilities and possess desire to progress within the organization

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other Windows-based programs

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills

  • Experience/knowledge project management

  • Capability to prioritize work activities, assignments, demands and flexibility to adapt to changes

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to develop partnerships and collaborative teaming

  • Courage to challenge status quo and deliver results

  • Excellent work ethic, strong time management and organizational skills

  • Willingness to relocate for position opportunities and/or cross-business development

About Wood Products
We've been delivering quality building products and solutions to our customers for more than 100 years. From builders and dealers to specifiers and homeowners, we offer exceptional product performance and unparalleled support.
For more than a century, we’ve been building our reputation as a leader in sustainable wood products.

About Weyerhaeuser
We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.
We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.

/Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. Inclusion is one of our five core values and we strive to maintain a culture where all our people feel a sense of belonging, opportunity and shared purpose. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and supporting an equitable and inclusive environment that inspires people of all backgrounds to join, stay and thrive with our team. /

Job: *Operations, Manufacturing, & Construction

Title: Leadership Development Professional

Location: LA-Dodson

Requisition ID: 01018790