Paper Machine Superintendent - Stevenson, AL

Stevenson / Alabama / United States

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Paper Machine Superintendent - Stevenson, AL

1611 County Road 85
Stevenson, Alabama, 35772
United States

Career Opportunity:

The Paper Machine Superintendent leads and directs the production operations of one of two medium paper machines at Stevenson, Alabama.  This position is responsible for creating a strong safety culture and work environment, executing and continuously improving the quality, productivity, efficiency and cost of the operation of a 50% virgin Medium Machine.  The Machine Superintendent must be a strong leader with a strong knowledge of the paper making process, paper machines, supporting equipment and paper making skills.


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 our performance and lower costs

  • Develop and maintain methods for tracking and reducing operational costs

  • Lead safety systems and processes that support achieving our continually improving annual goals.

  • Mange clothing inventories and trials with documented goals and results

  • Track and maintain consumable equipment wear to measure cost and efficiency

  • Develop and execute strategic plans to increase overall machine efficiency

  • Track and improve quality and customer relations

  • Reduce waste from off specification production and/or losses



    What you need to succeed:


  • The preferred candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Paper Science or related field with five plus year’s operations experience within the paper industry including three plus year’s supervisory experience, however candidates with ten plus years’ progressive and practical paper making experience including five plus years’ paper machine supervisory experience will be considered.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Troubleshooting skills of the paper making process using PI, DCs, on machine, and Root cause analysis.

  • Strong planning, organizational, time management and prioritization skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Experience within a unionized environment is preferred





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


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