Universal Forest Products, Inc.
Production Management Trainee
CompanyUniversal Forest Products, IncJob TitleProduction Management TraineeLocation2801 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525Open DateSep 7, 2017Area of InterestManufacturingGeneral SummaryUniversal Forest Products is looking for competitive individuals looking to make a mark in the business world. Universal is a community of learners that strives to be bigger, better, faster, and stronger than we were yesterday. We have worked hard to get where we are today and continue that mantra every day. Does this sound like an environment that you could be successful in? Then we have an opportunity for you. We are looking for eager individuals that want to learn the manufacturing process first hand, and take that experience to climb our company ladder. Learn, grow, and prosper in our business with endless opportunities to move up within the Universal family. Interested? Read on to learn more.Position OverviewThe Production Management Trainee is responsible for developing comprehensive knowledge of plant operations and manufacturing processes.LocationWe are currently hiring at many of our manufacturing facilities across the U.S.Principal Duties / Responsibilities•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 requiredQualificationsKnowledge•Bachelor's degree in business or related discipline, or equivalent experience is required•Proficiency in the use of MS Excel/spreadsheets is requiredSkills 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 activitiesrojects 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 testConduct•Self-managing; works well under little supervision•Highly motivated and enthusiastic•Good interpersonal skills, and good listener and co
Universal Forest Products, Inc.
Website : http://www.ufpi.com
Since 1955, there’s one thing that Universal Forest Products has consistently done: grow. We’ve grown our brand portfolio. We’ve grown our product lines. But, most importantly, we’ve grown our reputation—based on our commitment to grow brands by delivering the absolute best products and service possible. Not only because it’s what you expect, but also because it’s what we demand.