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This posting is for a Superintendent in the South Louisiana area. Must be willing to travel. 

Provides first line supervision of Woodson Incorporated full time and temporary personnel as well as third-party vendors in a safe and productive manner.  Manages multiple and possibly conflicting priorities.  Proficiently manage a portfolio of multi-disciplined personnel, equipment, project scope, customer requests, and regulations as required for project completion.


  • To comply and ensure compliance with all Woodson Incorporated Safety Procedures, Company Policies, Practices and Procedures as well as Local, State and Federal  Regulations by the employees and vendors under their direct supervision
  • Develop and Manage the daily and weekly job plans including the work schedule, goals and tasks through the Plan, Brief, Execute and Debrief work management cycle
  • Coordinate the development of Daily, Weekly and Project level work plans and objectives with the Project Manager
  • Direct and deploy personnel and equipment to achieve the daily, weekly and project level plans and objectives
  • Manage employee performance and compliance issues directly with the employees; engaging management and the human resource department as required per company practices
  • Complete, on-time and cycle, all administrative requirements including but not limited to daily, weekly, monthly, project level reports and data entry
  • Efficiently manage and maintain Woodson Incorporated tools and equipment including but not limited to basic machine maintenance, scheduled service, and repairs.
  • Execute all on-site communications including but not limited to daily plan briefings and debriefings, JSA’s, and tailboards.
  • Respond to Customer and Public requests as necessary to complete the project
  • Train on-site personnel on proper operation and maintenance of tools and equipment
  • Maintain minimum stocking level of supplies and tools for equipment repair and crew safety.
  • Report and document all safety violations, incidents, near misses, and lessons learned to the Project Manager immediately or escalates as necessary
  • Operate equipment or perform manual tasks as required to complete the project (on an exception basis only)
  • Load and haul equipment according to driver qualification status.* (on an exception basis only)
  • Provide Project Manager feedback on plans, performance, equipment or work practices that may improve production and/or safety of the project
  • Coach Subordinates
  • Meet with landowners and document conversations

Minimum Requirements:

  • As an employee of Woodson Incorporated it will be required for you to complete work that is not in your job description and may include work that requires physical exertion in remote locations, void of sanitary facilities, in extreme weather conditions both hot and cold and precipitation, during light of day, during the night and quite possibly in flooded areas.
  • Must be able to routinely lift equipment, tools and materials
  • Must be available 24/7 to respond to customers’ emergency situations
  • Must be available to work additional hours, to work in varying or alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties as assigned by management
  • Requires physical exertion in remote locations, void of sanitary facilities, in extreme weather conditions

Minimum education required of the position:

  • High School Degree or equivalent (preferred but not required)

Minimum experience require of the position:

  • Experience in Forestry/Logging industry (preferred)
  • Previous supervisory experience (preferred)
  • Three or more years operating equipment of similar types and application
  • Equipment Operator 2 Certification

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position:

  • Outstanding communication, conflict management, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work long hours in a high stress environment, including work outside of normal business hours
  • Basic computer skills; ability to use email, Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to access and input required report data

Physical Requirements

Required to:

  • Sit for up to 4 hours
  • Squat for up to 30 minutes, or
  • Stand for up to 8 hours
  • Height for climbing – 6’ (Required to climb a ladder, stairs, or tree for up to 6’.)
  • Maximum single step height – 2’ (Required to make a maximum single step height of up to 2’ with one leg.)
  • Maximum weight carried while climbing – 30lbs (Required to carry up to 30 lbs while climbing ladder, stairs, or tree.)
  • Crawl height – 2’ (Required to be able to crawl under a 2’ crawl space.)
  • Small space/hole – 2.5’ wide (Required to be able to fit through a 2.5’ wide crawl space.)
  • Max weight single hand – 30lbs (Required to be able to lift up to 30 lbs with a single hand.)
  • Max weight both hands – 60lbs (Required to be able to lift up to 60 lbs with both hands.)
  • Max floor to waist lift – 75lbs (Required to be able to lift up to 75 lbs from the floor to the waist.)
  • Above shoulder lift – 40lbs (Required to be able to lift up to 40 lbs from the floor to above the shoulders)

Travel Required: 80% to 100%

*Must be given prior training and or demonstrate proficiency(s) approved to operate trucks, equipment, chainsaws, etc.

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