E&I Supervisor - West Point, VA

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 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 the electrical and instrumentation mechanics for the Paper Mill area.  This includes three paper machines, recycling, shipping, and warehouse areas.   Is responsible for the safety, training and assignment of work to the maintenance personnel in his area; responsible for maintenance spending in his area along with the other members of the maintenance team, maintenance planner, operating department maintenance coordinator and operating department superintendent; responsible for seeing that mechanics conduct themselves in accordance with all corporate, division and mill safety and environmental rules and procedures; responsible for making sure that the mechanics in his/her area are using the proper parts and equipment to complete all maintenance work appropriately for their safety and those of the other people in the area; responsible for maintaining the equipment in his area in such a way that the equipment has the maximum possible uptime at the lowest possible cost.  Expected to be the chief troubleshooter on the equipment in his/her area.

What you need to succeed:


  • Experience in a manufacturing leadership role required.

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

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

  • 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, VFD, and DCS background. (Rockwell, Honeywell, Valmet)

  • DC drive experience (GE, Toshiba, Rockwell)

  • Competent using OSIsoft Pi data historian

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills that you can use to coach and mentor.


How you will impact WestRock:

  • Ensure the safety and health of all personnel in area of responsibility as related to work activities. 

  • Hold tool box safety & morning assignment meeting.

  • Trouble shooting equipment and providing direction to mechanics.

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

  • Conduct safety audits of mechanics & work area.

  • Working night & weekend duty assignments supervising mechanics.   

  • Visit work sights to review mechanics work, etc. 

  • Filling out daily time sheets for mechanics.

  • Lead with a relentless pursuit to improve.  Be an active member on corporate reliability teams in development and promotion of best practices.

  • Efforts to achieve this end shall be directed to training of employees to perform their jobs safely without committing unsafe acts and maintaining a high standard of housekeeping.



EE 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 behavior based safety program (MOSSIE)

  • 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



  • Capable of leading and holding others accountable through development of roles, responsibilities and meeting 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 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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