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Kiln-Dried Lumber Supervisor

De Kalb, TexasFull-time
About the Job
Job title: Kiln Dried Lumber Supervisor
Reports to: 
  • Yard Lieutenant 
  • Yard Manager
Subordinates: All those who work in kiln-dried lumber building. 
The primary job of the Kiln Dried Lumber Supervisor is to inventory kiln-dried lumber in the shed, pull kiln-dried lumber for orders and have them sent to production, and input all kiln-dried lumber into the building. 
Those who work on in the kiln-dried building pulling lumber and running the forklift
The Kiln Dried Lumber Supervisor takes direct orders from the yard manager and yard lieutenant and makes sure his/ her orders are executed in a timely fashion. 

You are not to discuss orders with anyone but the Yard Lieutenant and the Yard Manager.

  • Pulling kiln-dried lumber for orders and grader:
    • All orders must be pulled in a timely fashion.
    • If the wood is not there for the order, this must be brought to the attention of the yard manager immediately.
    • All orders pulled must be removed from inventory immediately.
    • All orders sent to production must be updated immediately in the production management software. 
  • Lumber being brought in:
    • All lumber must be checked for correct moisture.
    • All lumber must be inventoried immediately.
  • Forklift:
    • The forklift in the kiln-dried building is your responsibility.
    • Keep it clean, fueled, and in working order. 
    • If any issues come up with the fork, report them immediately to the Yard Manager.
  • Management of employees in the kiln-dried lumber building:
    • Report all employee issues immediately to the Yard Manager. 
    • Make sure all employees follow safety protocols.
    • All employees must remain busy at all times, we don’t pay for talk. 
    • If not pulling lumber, your workers can be cleaning, sweeping, and organizing inside and around outside of the building. 
  • Inventory and organization:
    • Inventory of all lumber must be kept up to date at all times.
    • We’ll be switching to a digital system, you’ll be required to learn that system.
    • The building must be kept in order according to the map supplied to you by management.
    • All lumber will be accounted for, have a designated space, and be kept in rows painted on the floor. 
    • All orders sent to production as so in our production management system. 
  • Working relationships and communication:
    • Must maintain good working relationships with other employees.
    • Must maintain open conversation with the Yard Manager and Yard Lieutenant.
The Oldest Family Owned Sawmill in Texas

For over sixty years, Phillips Forest Products has supplied the architect, the interior designer, the contractor, the home owner, and the industrial sector with the highest quality architectural millwork and wood products. Located in North East Texas, between the White Oak forests along the Sulphur River and the great Pecan groves along the mighty Red River, just outside the quiet town of De Kalb, TX. We produce rough sawn wood beams, kiln dried lumber, T/G wood siding, kiln dried live edge wood slabs, engineered wood flooring, molding, butcher blocks, and more.