Plant Superintendent - Deer Park, NY

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.

Plant Superintendent - Deer Park, NY


140 West Industry Court
Deer Park, New York, 11729
United States

Opportunity summary: As Production Superintendent, you will be responsible for managing and coordinating direct report supervisory personnel and manufacturing activities, utilizing your knowledge of product function, production methods, procedures and machine and equipment capabilities. As a Production Superintendent, you will provide leadership and direction to the manufacturing facility including foundational Safety and Quality directives, overseeing plant production, materials, equipment, and tools to ensure efficiency is maintained and projects remain on schedule.

 

How you will impact WestRock

  • Maintain safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; ensure compliance with established WestRock policies/procedures with all personnel around our expectations.

  • Ensure compliance with OSHA and WestRock regulations and guidelines to uphold quality expectations of customer and company.

  • Partner with the Plant Manager and Safety Manager to effectively communicate and enforce our Safety Excellence program with all facility staff while driving our established culture to the next level.

  • Identify training and development opportunities for the facility’s Production Supervisors and monitor progress against performance goals utilizing our Daily Management Systems.

  • Manage workforce planning to ensure proper staffing levels to maintain productivity (i.e., order readiness, customer specs, speed trails, set-up rodeos, etc.) while controlling overtime.

  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives and monitor all control procedures, recommending improvements to the Plant Manager as appropriate.

  • Ensure all WestRock standards and customer commitments (i.e., safety, quality, cost/waste reductions, recognition & award, output, and on-time delivery) are followed within the plant.

  • Develop strong relationships with key members of the entire organization to better understand the overall business and upstream/downstream connections to prevent possible delays in production and shipment and impact on customer satisfaction.

  • Maintain a positive working relationship with the union by following the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement as warranted by the union members actions.

 

What you need to succeed:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D.

  • Must have 5+ years of experience in the corrugated/ converting industry or equivalent operational and leadership experience.

  • Knowledge of machinery and how to identify issues and troubleshoot equipment.

  • Ability to learn proprietary software programs for the Corrugated Manufacturing Systems

  • Inspire, lead and direct others to develop themselves and seek out continuous learning opportunities by serving as a role model while seeking out personal developmental opportunities.

  • Drive great connections and tighter communications from the leadership team to the facility teammates through transparent efforts to educate and keep all informed regularly.

  • Leverage manufacturing knowledge to achieve business objectives and meet key metrics, to solve problems, develop new ideas, and build our business utilizing existing data by determining trends and patterns so long-term solutions can be implemented.

  • Demonstrate a general ability to use multiple methods for measuring employee performance.  

  • Proven experience with lean, continuous improvement, and root cause analysis.

  • Ability to communicate effectively to all employees and to customers verbally, in writing, and through your consistent actions.

  • Use and teach critical thinking and reasoning towards actionable paths for personnel and operational improvements.

  • Using your internal motivation to develop yourself and others towards advancement using leadership skills, engagement, and personal ownership while always working towards next level skillsets.

  • Ability to deal effectively with others in challenging situations, using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to resolve internal and external conflict following our key tenets of Integrity, Respect, Accountability, and Excellence.

 

 

About 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. WestRock is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

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