Paper Machine Superintendent - Panama City, FL

Panama City / Florida / United States

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Paper Machine Superintendent - Panama City, FL

One Everitt Ave, PO Box 59560
Panama City, Florida, 32401
United States

Career Opportunity:


The Paper Machine Superintendent leads production operations on one of two paper machines at the Panama City Mill.  This position is responsible for creating a strong safety culture and work environment, continuously improving the quality, productivity, efficiency and cost of operation on a Linerboard or Fluff Pulp Machine.  The Machine Superintendent must be a proven leader, with a strong knowledge of the paper making process, paper machines, supporting equipment and paper making skills.

The position reports to the Paper Department Manager and will have opportunity to become key part of succession planning for the Mill.

How you will impact WestRock:


  • Providing leadership to machine personnel to ensure overall safe operations

  • Identify developmental needs and facilitate training of machine personnel

  • Plan and control production performance

  • Monitor compliance with standard operating procedures

  • Ensure quality systems are in place and comply with customer specifications

  • Coordinate efforts with maintenance and technical departments

  • Create an environment of respect, trust, accountability and excellence

  • Empower and engage co-workers to improve department performance

  • Develop and maintain methods for tracking and reducing operational costs

  • Lead safety systems and processes that support achieving annual goals

  • Develop and execute strategic plans to increase overall machine efficiency


    What you need to succeed:

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills essential
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills (technical and other)
  • Excellent planning, organizational, time management and prioritization skills
  • Proficient computer skills (including MS Office)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferred (Paper Science, Chemical, or Mechanical)

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.





If this sounds like a great fit for you, please submit your application. We want to hear from you!


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



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