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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.
Occupational Health Nurse
Occupational health nurses are an integral part of the human resources team at forest products companies. They are responsible for diagnosing and providing primary care for work- and non-work-related injuries and illnesses. Nurses also help screen candidates during the hiring process.
Working as an occupational health nurse in the forest products industry also means carrying out duties like helping employees return to work after an injury or illness. Many forest products companies also have health and wellness programs, which you would oversee.
Working as an occupational health nurse opens up the opportunity to move up to supervisory or managerial positions in human resources management.