Mill Administrative Assistant

Tacoma / Washington / United States

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About WestRock WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at

Mill Administrative Assistant

Mill Administrative Assistant:


Few Administrative positions give you as much exposure to work directly with all levels of a leadership team in this across the mill support role.  As a WestRock Mill Administrative Assistant, you’ll apply expertise and knowledge to day to day routine and non-routine tasks, as well as meaningful projects which have direct impact on productivity and our company’s bottom line.  The worker must be highly organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks and effectively manage interruptions and changing priorities in a paper and pulp mill which operates 24 hours per day/7 days per week. This is a salaried non-exempt position reporting to the mill general manager.  Work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8 hours per day with some flexibility of starting time.

What you need to succeed:



  • HS Diploma and 5 or more years of experience in business office setting required.

  • Previous construction or industrial work environment experience preferred.

  • Pulp/Paper manufacturing experience helpful.    

Technical Skills:

  • Technical aptitude, a hands-on mind set and solid MS Office proficiency.

  • Adept at organizing self and others.

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task -- handling a variety of tasks supporting numerous managers.

  • Manage phone systems and be the voice of the mill when needed.

  • Ability to perform detailed work & create/update reports with accuracy.

  • Establish and maintain reports, schedules, projects as needed.

  • Self-starter and able to work independently as well as take direction from senior staff.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Strong and effective communication and interpersonal skills - proactive nature, with a proven track record of working with others.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work either independently or as part of a multi-disciplinary team to achieve results and meet project schedules.

  • Demonstrates initiative and is self-directed, anticipating needs and suggesting improvements.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills with a strong teamwork style and a passion for achieving goals.  Able to manage competing and fluid priorities.

  • Interface effectively with operational, maintenance and management personnel to assure continuity of efforts.

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and conduct work with high level of professionalism.

How you will impact WestRock:

Apply your skills to increase efficiency, reliability and productivity in WestRock’s manufacturing environment as you own assignments which support multiple departments.  In this role, heavy emphasis is placed on safety, teamwork, initiative, organizational skills and problem solving.  As a steward of the community, you will also gain a knowledge and appreciation for reducing environmental impact as a professional working in the Tacoma Tide-flats.


What we offer:

  • Work culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence.

  • Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, wellness, 401(k), life insurance, STD & LTD.

  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competency and potential.

  • A career with a packaging company where Sustainability, Safety, and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.



If this sounds great to you and you think you fit in, please submit your application.  We want to hear from you!


To Apply, Please visit the WestRock Website

Under Careers & Location: search for Tacoma Mill / Administrative Assistant



WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.


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