Paper Machine Shift Foreman - Dallas, TX

Dallas / Texas / United States

About WestRock
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

Paper Machine Shift Foreman - Dallas, TX

1120 East Clarendon Drive
Dallas, Texas, 75203
United States

The opportunity 

The Shift Supervisor is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of papermill, shipping and stock preparation operations for a designated shift, including safety, quality, production, costs, environmental control and employee relations.  Areas of responsibility include the paper mill with 1 paper machine, Shipping, and Stock Preparation.  The Shift Supervisor also has mill-wide responsibilities for prioritizing shift maintenance and responding to emergencies.  The position reports to the Mill Superintendent within the Production Department.  When serving as the Relief Supervisor, the position will provide vacation relief for other Shift Supervisors when required.  The position will supervise shipping personnel and complete special production projects when not in a relief role. 

How You will impact WestRock

·        Lead plant safety policies and procedures including housekeeping practices.  Promote safety

·        engagement among all employees. 

·        Lead both pre-shift safety meetings and monthly safety training meetings.

·        Build effective relationships with all internal departments. 

·        Control process and production workflow to ensure safe and effective use of available equipment capacity, labor and tools.

·        Coordinate maintenance work, customer and manufacturing needs.

·        Monitor all process controls and procedures.

·        Ensure adherence to departmental quality procedures.

·        Coach and counsel team members to perform to company standards.

·        Alter schedules to adapt to unforeseen conditions.

·        Be the first point of contact for all hourly employee concerns.

What You need for success

·        HS Diploma OR GED plus a minimum of 3 years supervisory experience in the Paper, Converting or Corrugated industries

·        Strong leadership skills required

·        Effective process management skills

·        Excellent communication 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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