Supervisor Pulp Mill Validator - Evadale, TX

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Supervisor Pulp Mill Validator - Evadale, TX

1913 FM 105 S
Evadale, Texas, 77615
United States

Supervisor Pulp Mill Validator

Evadale, Texas



Job Summary:

The Supervisor Pulp Mill Validator role provides leadership and support to the department managers and supervisors and ensures continuity of the operating assets, achieving department objectives, and facilitating sound business decisions. This role is responsible for the maintenance coordination required to maintain and ensure operating reliability.


The Supervisor Pulp Mill Validator is the link between the production and maintenance departments. This role is responsible for prioritizing work, managing backlogs, and planning/scheduling maintenance outages. The customers for this role include production and maintenance. Other special assignments on major shutdowns, problem solving projects, and capital projects are also a responsibility of the role.


General Responsibilities:


Accountable for an accident free work environment by managing the department safety work order backlog and maintaining a zero quarterly backlog (within control). Coordinate scheduled shutdown and unscheduled outage lockout and tag out.


Deliver operational excellence by coordinating activities between production and maintenance by prioritizing daily work, planning, scheduled shutdowns, managing maintenance backlogs, reduce break in work, and take the lead in LOTO, safety, and audit items which need both production and maintenance follow-up.


  • Keeping “planned work order” backlog according to guidelines; utilize backlog to schedule daily and weekly work list.
  • Prioritizing and approving break-in or emergency work.
  • Prioritizing work order backlog.
  • Scheduling on-the-run backlog.
  • Screening and approving all work orders for asset area; assuring quality of all work orders (coding accuracy, symptoms, accurately described).
  • Serving as project originator for maintenance capital in asset area, including documentation.
  • Being a technical resource for solving chronic and repeat failures, with reliability engineer.
  • Planning the installation and startup of new equipment to minimize the upset of normal operations.
  • Work with training resources to maintain detailed, structured on-the-jobtraining manuals for department tasks and jobs.



Guarantee customer quality expectations and support the quality initiatives established by the mill in pursuing 100% customer satisfaction.


Provide leadership, development, and training.


Ensure company, site and department financial wellbeing.


Seek personal development and growth and have ability to progress in role and responsibility.


Assist other department Superintendents in troubleshooting.


Working at the WestRock Evadale mill requires safety and health excellence. This means that the basic promise we make to one another as employees of the mill is to work safely, to do everything necessary so that everybody goes home safe every day.

  • Every job includes consistently recognizing and controlling hazards and hazardous activities involving ourselves, and acting to stop unsafe actions of coworkers.
  • Every job includes continually striving to improve our safety and health processes, including providing the tools and training necessary to safely perform our jobs.



Teamwork skills, Leadership skills, Good interpersonal skills, Ability to manage change and Conflict Resolution skills, good computer skills, self-starter, good communication skills written and oral,


Experience/Educational Requirements:

  • Engineering degree or equivalent operations experience.
  • Fundamental understanding of mill processes affecting Paper Mill operations, preferred 5-years of operational and/or maintenance experience.
  • Good oral and written communications skills, highly skilled in group communication as well as one to one communication. Ability to determine effective and appropriate means of communication.
  • Familiar with statistical process control.
  • Knowledge of maintenance management principles including but not limited to precision maintenance, preventative maintenance, root cause failure analysis, shutdown and contingency planning, and computer based maintenance work systems; desire to work with maintenance as a team.


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