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Usually reporting to the site manager, the manufacturing manager is responsible for overseeing the safe, efficient and cost-effective production and shipping of forest products. The manufacturing manager is responsible for overseeing the production team, the log yard team and the shipping team.
Your work as a manufacturing manager in the forest products industry would also involve constantly monitoring product quality. And at the same time, you need to be focused on cost control. To meet these two, sometimes competing demands, manufacturing managers in the forest products industry have to encourage a culture of innovation.
Your career track could see you move into senior managerial positions.
Most manufacturing managers continue with their education after high school. Many hold bachelor’s degrees from university or college in operations, engineering or business.