E&I Maintenance Supervisor - West Point, VA

West Point | Virginia | United States

About WestRock
WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.

E&I Maintenance Supervisor - West Point, VA

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


E&I Maintenance Supervisor – West Point, VA

Career Opportunity:


Primarily responsible for supervising electrical and instrumentation technicians for the Power and Recovery areas of the mill.  This includes two recovery boilers, two power boilers, two lime kilns and four turbine generators.  This position is responsible for:  the safety, training and assignment of work for E&I technicians;  maintenance spending (along with the other members of the maintenance and operations teams); technicians conducting themselves in accordance with all corporate, division and mill rules and procedures; adhering to and promoting established Work Management process;  maintaining the equipment in the area in such a way that the equipment has the maximum possible uptime at the lowest possible cost.  Expected to lead troubleshooting efforts when needed on the equipment in his/her area.

What you need to succeed:


  • Experience in a manufacturing leadership role required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred (engineering or technology arena), ten years or more of supervisory experience in Paper Industry will also be considered.

  • Model safe work practices and behaviors in all you do.  Working knowledge of NFPA 70E, NEC.

  • Proven Leadership skills in developing strategies to attain performance objectives required.

  • Experience using Reliability tools such as Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) preferred.

  • Experience or working knowledge of PdMA or Baker motor testing.

  • Transformer Doble and oil analysis.

  • Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, and 5S.

  • Solid PLC and DCS background (Rockwell, Honeywell, Valmet).

  • VFD AC and DC drive experience (GE, Toshiba, Rockwell).

  • Competent using OSIsoft Pi data historian.

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.


How you will impact WestRock:

  • Develop and implement systems that promote continuous improvement.

  • Ensure the safety and health of all personnel in area of responsibility. 

  • Hold daily tool box safety meetings.

  • Trouble shoot equipment and provide direction to technicians.

  • Attend field day, training, daily planning & other meetings.

  • Conduct safety audits of technicians & work area.

  • Work night & weekend duty assignments as scheduled or otherwise needed.   

  • Enter daily time sheets for technicians.

  • Work as a member of corporate reliability teams to develop and promote best practices.

  • Develop employees to perform their jobs safely and with an attention to detail.

  • Support E&I related capital projects








Supervisor adheres to all mill safety rules, participates in or may lead safety programs and meetings with the goal of improving safety at the mill.  Supports the mill safety programs.

  • Leads by example
  • Demonstrates active caring for employees
  • Conducts Safety Observation Tours and Safety Audits
  • Conducts incident analysis on all accidents- Ensures corrective actions are implemented
  • Enforces Safety Rules
  • Plans for emergencies
  • Ensures personal protective equipment is utilized properly
  • Conducts regular safety meetings / communications
  • Ensures employees receive all safety training
  • Ensures Safe Operating Practices are reviewed with employees
  • Participates in Electrical Safe Work Practices committee



  • Capable of leading and holding others accountable through development of roles, responsibilities and establishment of expectations.

  • Ability to manage salary and hourly employees.

  • Ability to create change and improvement by influencing others.


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 Safety, Environmental Stewardship, Quality and Reliability 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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