Maintenance Planning Superintendent - Florence, SC

Florence / South Carolina / United States

About 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

Maintenance Planning Superintendent - Florence, SC

7320 Mill Rd, PO Box 100544
Florence, South Carolina, 29506
United States

WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace.  WestRock’s 39,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 250 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Learn more at

The opportunity:


The Maintenance Planning Superintendent manages and is responsible for the Maintenance Planning Departments’ activities to continually improve the performance of production equipment availability and reliability.  The Planning Superintendent reports directly to the mill Maintenance Manager.



How you will impact WestRock:


  • Manages all maintenance systems which include equipment repairs, preventative maintenance, equipment inspections, and maintenance records.

  • Develops action plans to address maintenance inefficiencies and repeat equipment failures.

  • Sets department objectives for improving safety, training, quality, cost, and productivity as well as development of the maintenance budget.

  • Coordinates annual outage efforts

  • Oversees contractors and contract work.

  • Develops salaried department employees through effective communication, training, and supervisory skills.

  • Interfaces with all operating departments.

  • Investigates problems to ensure efficient facility operation and determines root cause to prevent reoccurrence. 

  • Manages cost control for department to ensure that expenditures do not exceed budget.

  • Coordinates efforts with maintenance and technical departments. 

  • Ensures activities are in compliance with mill, company, state, and federal policies and guidelines as it relates to the safety of employees and the execution of work.

  • Monitors behaviors within organizational boundaries to maintain a culture embedded in professionalism, customer satisfaction, employee engagement, respect, and trust.

  • Supports and fosters safety and environmental compliance.


What you need to succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferred or related field with 7+ years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience within the paperboard industry preferred. 
  • Supervisory or management experience is preferred



  • Safety – Exhibits strong competencies in Safety Mindset and has a thorough understanding of safety policies and procedures.

  • Ability to Execute – Targets and achieves results, sets and accomplishes challenging goals, prioritizes and manages tasks effectively, maintains an organized system to monitor progress, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets standards and responsibilities.

  • Champion of & Adaptor to Change – Drives for continuous improvement while managing expectations and results.  Able to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and accelerates the change within themselves, their work group, or the organization; challenges the status quo and creatively identifies opportunities for improvement.  Demonstrates a constant commitment to do things better.

  • Customer Focused – Understands and works to meet customer requirements.  Listens to and responds to customer’s needs; builds relationships with and gains trust of customer by always meeting commitments. 

  • Decision Making/Judgment – Recognizes problems and responds by systematically gathering information and weighing options.  Able to sort through complex issues, seeks input from others and addresses root cause of issues.  Makes timely and accurate decisions.  Uses consensus when possible and clearly communicates decisions to others. 

  • Initiative – Tackles problems and takes independent action.  Seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development, and demonstrates a bias for action without being prompted.

  • Problem Solving/Analysis – Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues.  Can simplify and process complex issues and information, understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts, can analyze data/information and draw accurate conclusions.

  • Influence & Persuasion – Able to exhibit a ‘can-do’ approach and inspire associates to excel, uses competition to encourage others, develops performance standards and confronts negative attitudes.  Develops a team spirit and uses tact when expressing ideas or opinions.  Presents new ideas to authority figures and adapts presentations to suit a particular audience.  Responds to objections successfully.

  • Quality – Attentive to detail and accuracy; is committed to excellence.  Continuously looks for improvements, seeks opportunities to increase effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Integrity – Able to be tactful, maintain confidences, and foster an ethical work environment.  Prevents inappropriate behavior by coworkers, give proper credit to others and handles all situations honestly.

  • Communication – Able to clearly present information through spoken or written word; read and interpret complex information; talks with employees, customers, and supplies, and has strong listening skills.




What we offer:


  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

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



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

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