Process Improvement Specialist
Weyerhaeuser - Natchitoches, LA

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Weyerhaeuser is the leader of the structural frame market with innovative products, software and services for residential, commercial and industrial applications. We are looking for people who can contribute, grow, think and create. In fact, our associates are the reason we have been in business for over a century. Their skill, ingenuity and dedication have made Weyerhaeuser one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of wood products and positioned our Trus Joist engineered wood products as a leading brand in the industry. In return, we offer a safe and inclusive work environment and a culture that embraces diversity and rewards innovation.

This position is part of Quality Assurance group and reports to the Natchitoches LA Plant Technical Director.

Natchioches, Louisiana Plant is located approximately sixty miles south from Shreveport, LA. Natchitoches is locted in an area of Louisiana that is close to several lakes which are known for their recreational benefits: Toledo Bend Reservoir, Sibley Lake and Cane River Lake. Candidates will have the ability to reside in several towns located near the plant (Pineville, Alexandria, Winnfield Many, Zwolle and Mansfield are all located within driving distance).

Key Functions:
Demonstrated personal commitment to safety and the safety of others

Leads continuous improvement focused process improvement and product improvement projects

Leads waste reduction efforts and methods of reducing variation,

Uses statistical process control to conduct process reliability studies

Identify and record key process variables, implement and document process changes

Optimizing and maintaining product performance

Provides transfer of knowledge and best practices among other facilities

Interacts with the technical team as it relates to products manufactured and quality claims

Lead projects and has the ability to be a subject matter expert in the technical area


Bachelors degree in Wood Science, Engineering or related field

Safety and team oriented

Strong work ethic through demonstrated work/academic experience

Capable of managing multiple projects

Excellent communication skills

Strong problem solving skills

Proficient in MS Word and Excel

Proficient in industry statistics

Weyerhaeuser is an Equal Opportunity Employer building a capable, committed, diverse workforce.

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