Technical Director - Wood Panels - Minnesota


Job#170904TD – Quality Control Technical Director – Wood Panels - Minnesota
Location: United States
Industry: Wood Panels
Wage: $80 - $105k/year depending on experience
Education Required: BS Degree in Wood Science preferred
Years Experience Required:  Must have a minimum of 5 years experience with wood panels quality control management.

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The Technical Director at this wood panel plant in Minnesota is responsible for coordinating day to day technical/lab duties, quality assurance testing, in-process quality control and maintaining that APA and quality control specifications are adhered to.  Further duties include safety regulation and implementation. 


  • It is the responsibility of each and every staff employee to investigate and correct issues of quality observed by the employee and/or reported to them that pertain to their sphere of responsibility.

  • It is the responsibility of each and every staff employee to forward quality assurance concerns, preferably in writing, through the company procedure, to the department from which the quality concern arises.

  • Establish vision and plans for QC function and process management

  • Identify opportunities for strengthening and managing leading indicators of process performance

  • Set clear expectations for and make effective use of QC/lab team

  • Routinely identify cost saving opportunities in board manufacturing

  • Make effective use of all data tracking tools including use of SPC charts

  • Monitor key panel properties to ensure they meet minimum standards

  • Monitor key process variables that affect raw material usages. Ensure raw material usages are not only at expected levels but also match financial reporting of same in the P&L

  • Interface with and maintain strong working relationships with production and maintenance teams.  Identify and support improvement opportunities.

  • Full and active involvement in opportunities for best practice sharing and implementation by participating in tech manager calls and visits as well as establishing a strong working relationship with company’s technologies.

  • Build strong relationship with key raw material suppliers to leverage technical support from same          


  • A degree in Wood Science, Engineering or other similar field is preferred. 
  • The individual should have at least five years of experience in wood products manufacturing plant, preferably particleboard, Particleboard, Plywood, MDF or OSB and proven in-depth knowledge of these processes and technical requirements. 
  • The individual should possess at least 5 years of wood panel technical and supervision experience.

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