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UFP Industries, Inc. Process Engineer in Bonner, Montana

Join our operations team where you will be influential in shaping our business strategy and ensuring we have the most effective operations. Be your own boss by creating your own career path and pushing your professional limits.

General Summary

The Process Engineer is responsible for designing and evaluating processes that will enhance productivity, product quality, and product flow, while reducing costs through layout improvements, machinery specifications and development of new technologies.

Works under general direction of the Operations Manager; exercises discretion and judgment on work priority on a regular basis; and high degree of creativity is expected.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Functions as internal consultant in the areas of productivity improvement, process efficiencies, cost reduction, and facility layout.

  • Researches and develops new technologies to enhance efficiencies, product quality and productivity.

  • Works with the Quality Control team to ensure compliance with code reports.

  • Ensures UFP and ICC-ES standards and procedures are followed.

  • Identifies and implements changes to the process to enhance overall appearance of finish product.

  • Maintains process manuals and communicates changes to impacted teams throughout the plant.

  • Oversees testing equipment is maintained and calibrations are up to date

  • Troubleshoots production related problems and assists in bringing the product back into specification.

  • Oversees QC database and PKD's are up-to-date and accurate

  • Develops QC standards and improvements with Process Engineers as needed

  • Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of related machinery and equipment for possible operation applications and assists in machinery and equipment specification.

  • Collaborates with UFP Corporate Engineering with testing methods

  • Manages all aspects of the development and implementation of production projects and helps improving product claims database.

  • Prepares various reports as required.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Job Specifications


  • Bachelor degree in engineering related discipline or equivalent experience is required.

  • Minimum 3 years of Experience in QC, manufacturing environment is required.

  • Working knowledge on L, A, B color measurements is preferred

  • Working knowledge of CIE Color Space Training is preferred

  • Working knowledge of current QA test practices is preferred

  • Working knowledge of complete product line is preferred

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, and Outlook

  • Working experience with AutoCad

  • Preferred experience and knowledge on UFP's organization, culture, and product lines

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Outlook.

Skills and abilities

  • Proficiency in the use of the English language in reading, writing and speaking

  • Ability to successfully interact with all organizational levels and the public

  • Demonstrated proficiency to manage multiple tasks, pay attention to details, to set priorities, and to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instruction, and ability to provide written and oral instructions.

  • Demonstrated ability to be mobile in the work environment.

  • Ability to apply business math to manufacturing processes.

  • Ability to use a computer, and proficiency of the use of MS Office and other business and engineering software

  • Demonstrated skill in improving processes and develop efficiencies in manufacturing processes


  • Self-managing; works well under little supervision

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic

  • Good interpersonal skills and good communicator

  • Process oriented

  • Strong organization skills and detail oriented

  • Able to handle fast-paced work environment

  • Be a team player and support the Company's goals

  • Conducts in a professional manner

  • Ability to pass a drug test

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Universal Forest Products and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.