Weyerhaeuser Professional Development Candidate - Manufacturing Leadership Trainee in Buckhannon, West Virginia

Weyerhaeuser has an immediate need for a Professional Development Candidate to join our Wood Products division. This position is a part of the Wood Products business working in the East Region at the Engineered Lumber Mill located in Buckhannon, WV. This is a Full Time, Non-Exempt position. Relocation benefits are available for this and subsequent positions. This role will report to the Mill Manager.


Entry level leadership developmental position. Working under close guidance with assigned mentors, this individual will be accountable for growing and strengthening their 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.

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
  • 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

Requirements: * Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, forestry or related discipline * 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 in organization * Demonstrated proficiency in MS 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. * Mobility within assigned region


Willingness to relocate outside of the region 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. We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans./


Job: *Operations, Manufacturing, & Construction

Title: Professional Development Candidate - Manufacturing Leadership Trainee

Location: WV-Buckhannon

Requisition ID: 01012370