Production Supervisor - Devens, MA

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.

Opportunity summary:  As the off shift Corrugator Supervisor, you will be responsible for the personnel, safety, environmental impact, quality, cost, and performance for the Corrugator throughout his/her shift. You will identify opportunities within the shift to improve performance and execution, coordinate and manage the quality/production efforts of the Corrugator hourly team, and lead efforts to achieve key performance metrics that support overall Plant goals. This position will supervisor the overnight shift. 

 

How you will impact WestRock:

  • Manage the quality of the Corrugator output, ensuring all product is within specifications and meets customer needs

  • Model and promote safety within the shift by leading safety meetings, responding to potential hazards, coordinating with shift maintenance to correct hazards, performing safety audits, and partnering with advocates and safety leaders to support all safety program initiatives

  • Manage performance and downtime of Corrugator by troubleshooting and preventing issues that could cause downtime or breaks and resolving issues in timely fashion

  • Work with other salaried personnel to ensure equipment downtime is fully utilized and scheduled to optimize the maintenance work that can be performed while the machine is down

  • Partner with the Maintenance Supervisor and Maintenance Planner to identify and prioritize maintenance work on the Corrugator

  • Review Corrugator production and quality results on the Plant’s database(s) daily

  • Lead the accident/incident investigation for any incidents that occur in the department

  • Assist with the review and approval of Engineering drawings and designs to prevent equipment and/or process conflicts

  • Utilize the Plant Department’s Standard Operating Procedures, Corrugator Department’s General Operating Procedures and Operating Guidelines

  • Assist with the review and identification of root causes for customer issues

  • Supervise the Corrugator hourly employees and ensure necessary training, development, and support
  • Establish individual goals and evaluate work performance for direct reports
  • Develop effective partnerships with plant hourly employees to improve overall plant production
  • Assist with the review and updating of department training material, specifically working with operators to coach them in the qualification process

 

What you need to succeed:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D.

  • Must have
minimum of 5 years of Corrugator experience (BHS preferred) with some leadership responsibility

  • 3+ years of direct supervisory experience on Corrugators preferred

  • Experience implementing safety initiatives

  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills leveraged to motivate stakeholders and achieve alignment across the organization

  • Ability to learn proprietary software programs

 

About WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 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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