Production Superintendent - Murfreesboro, TN

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

The Production Superintendent leads production floor with the supervisors to maintain safety, quality, and efficient production.
How You will impact WestRock
Oversee performance of shift supervisors.  Communicate company standards to staff.
Establish high morale throughout your staff by showing fairness, consistency, and an interest in employee problems.
Report to the Plant Manager any mechanical, scheduling, or personnel problems that may have significant effects on operations.
Oversee the proper training and manning of plant positions.
Oversee the inventory of parts and supplies to ensure a continuous operation. 
Oversee inventories of sheets, ink, and other supplies.
Responsible for the upkeep of machinery; coordinate maintenance work with a minimum of downtime.
Solve production problems that are not or cannot be resolved at the supervisory level.
Assist the Plant Scheduler to meet the customer’s needs and keep cost at a minimal level.  Notify the Plant Scheduler of any needed changes to the production schedule.
Communicate with Accounting, Human Resources, and Purchasing the various needs of the Production Department as well as see those respective department needs are met by Production.
Work with Sales and Design on new styles or items for run ability on existing equipment.  Work with Sales Service to determine proper instructions forwarded to production for producing items.
Provide input for annual budget and capital plan.
Implement, maintain, and support all company policies and procedures, including union contract, safety program, and good housekeeping.
Manages production supervisors who supervise employees in the Production department across a three-shift operation.  The superintendent is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
What You need to Succeed
High school diploma or GED.  Bachelor’s degree in Business management preferred. 
Four years prior supervisory experience.
Candidates are PREFERRED who offer the following: Prior work experience in the corrugated industry.
The individual must have a working knowledge of the following:
Equipment design and capabilities that can be translated into efficient operation.  This also supports the supervisor's role of teacher and trainer for his/her personnel.
Cost issues; to make daily decisions that will reduce overall costs and will help the supervisor find areas that require improvement.
Budget development, adherence, and analysis.
Quality standards.
Regulatory requirements including but not limited to wage and hour requirements, environmental and waste minimization, company policies, and personnel requirements including OSHA and EEO.
The individual must possess the following:
Superior time management skills including the ability to manage multiple issues concurrently and the ability to lead an effective and efficient meeting.
Teaching skills; to function effectively as a teacher for his personnel both in the technical and administrative parts of the position.
Excellent crisis manager who demonstrates that he/she has a high emotional control under adverse conditions and can lead his/her personnel to a successful resolution.
Excellent employee relations skills including being an active listener, understanding how to appraise personnel, applying both positive and corrective feedback, being able to resolve conflicts either involving the supervisor directly or as a third party, understands and demonstrates positive motivational skills including coaching and delegation techniques.
Demonstrated confidence including providing a consistent leadership style with an acceptable level of professional assertiveness.
Professional appearance to support his/her role as a managerial representative of the company.

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