Assistant Superintendent, Pulp - West Point, VA

West Point | Virginia | United States

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Assistant Superintendent, Pulp - West Point, VA

19th & Main St
West Point, Virginia, 23181
United States

The Opportunity:
To provide day-to-day leadership for all department employees. Improve safety, environmental compliance, quality, cost control and production for the Bleach Plant, R8 Plant, Tall Oil & Waste Water Treatment Operations in the Pulp Mill. Responsible for implementing and updating management and measurement systems to ensure continued improvement in pulping, bleaching, and WWTP operations.

How you will impact WestRock:

  • Review production reports daily.

  • Implement process improvement projects to optimize equipment and reduce downtime.

  • Optimize bleaching operation and ensure an environmentally sound WWTP operation to maximize pulp production and reduce downtime and costs.

  • Communicate with other department managers to optimize mill production.

  • Promote team concept with supervisors and operators to assure continuity in reaching common production goals. 

  • Provide after-hours managerial coverage for department on nights and weekends.

  • Encourage a behavior based safety process

  • Review environmental compliance measures daily.

  • Initiate process improvement projects to eliminate emissions/releases.

  • Develop annual operating and maintenance budgets and review monthly actuals versus budget.

  • Maintain asset management systems to improve equipment performance and reliability

  • Ensure the training program for operators and foreman is current and appropriate training levels are met.

  • Promote ISO standards throughout department.

How you will impact WestRock:

  • B.S. Engineering (ChE or ME) preferred

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in mill process, with specific experience in either Bleaching or Industrial Waste Water Treatment plant operations.

  • Minimum 3 years in a supervisory position

  • Previous experience with a Production Management System and Computerized Maintenance Management System required.

  • Proficient in PI System (Process Information System). 

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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