Assistant Superintendent, Power & Recovery - Hodge, LA

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

Assistant Superintendent, Power & Recovery - Hodge, LA

100 Mill St
Hodge, Louisiana, 71247
United States

The opportunity:

To provide day-to-day leadership for all department employees to improve safety, environmental compliance, quality, cost control and production for the Power/Recovery department.  Responsible for implementing and updating management and measurement systems to ensure continued improvement in power generation, water and waste handling, electrical generation and kraft cycle operations.

How you will impact WestRock:


  • Review production reports daily.

  • Implement process improvement projects to optimize equipment and reduce downtime.

  • Optimize recovery boiler operation and power generation to maximize pulp production and reduce downtime and costs.

  • Communicate with other department managers to optimize mill production.

  • Promote team concept with supervisors and operators to assure continuity in reaching common production goals. 

  • Provide after-hours managerial coverage for department on nights and weekends.

  • Encourage a behavior based safety process

  • Review environmental compliance measures daily.

  • Initiate process improvement projects to eliminate emissions/releases.

  • Develop annual operating and maintenance budgets and review monthly actuals versus budget.

  • Maintain asset management systems to improve equipment performance and reliability.

  • Ensure the training program for operators and foreman is current and appropriate training levels are met.

  • Promote ISO standards throughout department.

What you need to succeed:


  • B.S. Engineering (Pulp &Paper or CHE) preferred, or combination of education and experience

  • Minimum 5 – years of demonstrated experience in mill process, production or maintenance

  • Minimum 3 - years in a supervisory position

  • Previous experience with a Production Management System and Computerized Maintenance Management System required.

  • Proficient in PI System (Process Information System). 

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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