Plant Superintendent

Adams | Wisconsin | United States

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  Reports To:
Operations Manager
The Production Superintendent position directs
and coordinates, through direct report supervisory personnel, manufacturing activities
utilizing their knowledge of product function, production methods,
manufacturing processes and machine capabilities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the
support Performance Excellence. Work with the PE Steering Team to ensure that the
DMS (Daily Management System) is optimized. Engage with all Pillar Teams to insure
PE success.
Plan and direct production activities and establish production
priorities for products consistent with effective operations and cost
Coordinate production activities with procurement (production
planning dept), maintenance, and quality control activities to obtain
optimum production and utilization of personnel, machines, and
all WestRock Merchandising Displays standards and customer commitments
(i.e., Safety, Waste reduction, R&A, output, on-time delivery) are
followed within the plant on a daily
Review and analyze production reports (OEE, downtime, waste, etc.)
to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications, and/or
operating or production problems
and submit reports as required by the Operations Manager
Collaborate with
and assist the facility GM and Operations Manager in the development and
implementation of operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate
operating problems and improve product quality
Drive continuous improvement
initiatives; monitor all control procedures, recommending improvements to
the Operations Manager as
Revise production schedules and priorities as needed as a result
of equipment failure, operating problems or last-minute customer
Supervise the facility’s
production supervisors; responsible for employee training and development
Establish individual and group
goals and accountabilities and evaluate work performance for direct
reports; review and approve performance evaluations for indirect reports
an effective partnership with plant hourly employees in an effort to
improve overall plant production
Handle employee relations issues in accordance
with Divisional and Corporate policies and procedures; participate
in the recruitment and selection of manufacturing personnel
Direct, maintain and enforce the
safety program for the department; assure compliance with OSHA and WestRock
regulations and guidelines
Lead and participate in special projects, as needed
Perform other duties as assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities:
This job has direct and indirect supervisory
To perform the job successfully, an individual should
demonstrate the following competencies:
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, may provide
to Task - Meets commitments, works independently, accepts ownership of
projects and outcomes, takes personal responsibility and sets
objectives/standards, stays focused under pressure, meets
attendance/punctuality requirements, shows a sense of urgency about getting
- Clearly exchanges thoughts, ideas and messages through
written, verbal and non-verbal methods that promote an understanding with the
target audience. Creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers engaging
presentations, shares information and ideas with others in a timely manner.
Listens carefully and attentively.
Focus - For both internal and external customers, builds customer
confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable
customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems,
ensures commitments to customers are met in a timely manner, solicits opinions
and ideas from customers.
- Supports an inclusive workplace, incorporates different
viewpoints and ideas to maximize performance and contributions of employees,
develops strengths in team members, deals respectfully with colleagues,
customers and vendors at all levels, understands his/her role in building and
sustaining a culture of high performance.
- Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new
responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices
self-development, demonstrates a bias for action without prompting.
- Generates new ideas, challenges the status quo, pursues
ongoing improvements, supports change, encourages originality, solves problems
- Is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to
excellence, continuously looks for improvements, finds root cause of problems,
owns/acts on problems, seeks opportunities to increase effectiveness and
Mindset - Promotes a respect for safety, keeps workplace clean and
safe, supports safety programs, policies/procedures, takes preventative and
corrective action to address potential safety hazards and prevent future
injuries, resists temptation to cut corners where safety is concerned, follows
all safety related company policies and complies with location specific safety
rules, drives safely on and off company property.
The requirements listed below are representative of the
knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Education and/or Experience                                               
High school diploma or GED
and technical certification and five (5) years prior supervisory and industry
experience is required.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Language Skills                                                          
Ability to read and
interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance
instructions, and procedure manuals.  May
require the ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  May require the ability to speak effectively
before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Mathematical Skills                                                  
Ability to add, subtract,
multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common
fractions, and decimals. 
Reasoning Ability                                                      
Ability to apply common
sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral
instructions.  Ability to deal with
problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills                                                         
To perform this job
successfully, an individual should have knowledge of and basic computer skills,
and be proficient in relevant WRMD proprietary software programs
Other Qualifications
The Production Superintendent position requires good oral
and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. The
position also requires strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to apply
innovative solutions and to think creatively in a fast paced and deadline
driven environment
Physical Demands / Work Environment
The physical demands described in the Task Development
Worksheet are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described in the Task
Development Worksheet are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
See the Task Development Worksheet on the next page.

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