Paper Machine Superintendent - Panama City, FL

Paper Machine Superintendent - Panama City, FL

One Everitt Ave
Panama City, Florida, 32401
United States

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 350 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at


Career Opportunity:

The Paper Machine Superintendent leads production operations on one of two paper machines at the Panama City Mill.  This position is responsible for creating a strong safety culture and work environment, continuously improving the quality, productivity, efficiency and cost of operation on a Linerboard or Fluff Pulp Machine.  The Machine Superintendent must be a proven leader, with a strong knowledge of the paper making process, paper machines, supporting equipment and paper making skills.


The position reports to the Paper Department Manager, with opportunity to become a key part of succession planning for the Mill.


How you will impact WestRock:

  • Providing leadership to machine personnel to ensure overall safe operations

  • Lead safety systems and processes that support achieving annual goals

  • Create an environment of respect, trust, accountability and excellence

  • Empower and engage co-workers to improve department performance

  • Identify developmental needs and facilitate training of machine personnel

  • Ensure quality systems are in place and comply with customer specifications

  • Plan and control production performance

  • Monitor compliance with standard operating procedures

  • Coordinate efforts with maintenance and technical departments

  • Develop and maintain methods for tracking and reducing operational costs

  • Develop and execute strategic plans to increase overall machine efficiency

What you need to succeed:

  • Strong knowledge of safe operating practices, including Behavioral Based Safety
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills essential
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills (technical and other)
  • Excellent planning, organizational, time management and prioritization skills
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and independent judgement to identify opportunities and deliver results
  • Strong RCFA skills to identify root cause, corrective actions, and execute same
  • Proficient computer skills (including MS Office), JDE or equivalent CMMS, PI Data Management, Compliant Pro document control
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferred (Paper Science, Chemical, or Mechanical)
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience and leadership responsibilities within the paperboard industry, preferably in union environment



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