Production Supervisor, Paper - Florence, SC

Florence / South Carolina / United States

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Production Supervisor, Paper - Florence, SC

7320 Mill Road, PO Box 100544
Florence, South Carolina, 29501
United States

The opportunity:

The Production Supervisor for the Paper Department has primary responsibility for managing the safety, reliability, cost, quality, productivity, and employee engagement in a goal-oriented environment. They also have a secondary responsibility to effectively communicate with the Fiber and Power/Utilities, Department Shift Supervisors to ensure effective 24/7 operations of the Florence Mill.  This position is a salaried-exempt role and has process responsibility for three paper machines and a shipping department.  The successful candidate will report to the Paper Mill Superintendent.  


How you will impact WestRock:


  • Administers and model’s safety in designated area of responsibility; participates in and supports the safety programs for the Mill; reviews safety records to uphold standards of maximum safety for employees. Ensures compliance with all applicable OSHA and Mill safety rules.

  • Ensures compliance with all environmental rules and policies.

  • Makes sound decisions and communicates clear instructions, driving excellence within the process.

  • Ensures systems and structures are fully understood and used by the team (includes maintaining current standard operating procedures and troubleshooting guides are correct)

  • Fully focused and engaged in all aspects of designated responsibility, creating a culture of self-sustaining engagement throughout the department.

  • Excellent, and demonstrated, analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated history of Quality-Driven Decisions.

  • Aligns personal behaviors to WestRock’s Values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, and Excellence.

  • Delivers a product which will support the vision of being the unrivaled provider of winning solutions for our customers.

  • Has a good understanding of how to manage the area of accepted responsibility to ensure cost optimization.

  • Maintains effective working relationships that support motivation and development of effective and self-directed work teams

  • Consistently achieves agreed set goals/targets for manufacturing excellence for your team.


What you need to succeed:

  • 3+ years Paper Mill experience required

  • Engineering or Paper Science degree preferred

  • Process Engineering experience a plus

  • Computer working knowledge such as Microsoft Office Suite, PI Processbook, JD Edwards, etc.



  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Integrity – Able to be tactful, maintain confidences, and foster an ethical work environment.  Prevents inappropriate behavior by coworkers, gives 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.



If this opportunity matches your career goals and you have the required skills to continue to grow with WestRock, please submit your resume in confidence.


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

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