Sector: Manufacturing

Forest Products Processing Manager

A forest products processing manager career could be for you if…
Your skills include judgment & decision-making, coordination and critical thinking.
Your interests can be described as enterprising and conventional.
Your values include relationships, independence and working conditions.

Career Overview

Forest products processing managers oversee teams of employees who operate pulp and paper mills, sawmills, planing mills, plywood and particleboard mills, and similar production mills. To become a mill supervisor, you will need technical training covering some or all of the mill's complex processes. Learning on the job and building your seniority in the mill are also essential. As you gain experience, you may also mentor and train other staff. Your career track could see you move into senior managerial, design, advanced control, training, or sales positions.

Other job titles include: area plant manager, assembly manager, general production manager, manufacturing coordinator, manufacturing manager, plant manager, product line manager, production control manager, production manager, sub plant manager

Education and Training

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.


National Average Annual Salary
$67,720.00 - $178,470.00
National Average Hourly Salary
$32.56 - $85.80
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