Chemical Recovery Shift Supervisor - Cottonton, AL

Cottonton | Alabama | United States

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

Chemical Recovery Shift Supervisor - Cottonton, AL

145 Highway 165 South, PO Box 178
Cottonton, Alabama, 36851-0178
United States

The opportunity:

Directly responsible for supervising Chemical Recovery/Re-causticizing/Tall Oil Plant operations to meet safety, environmental, quality and production goals.


How you will impact WestRock:


  • Ensures Performance Excellence in the operating area through on the job coaching, incident review, and requiring personal accountability.

  • Ensures continual improvement of Lock-Out Tag-Out Try in the operating area through on the job coaching, incident review, and requiring personal accountability.

  • Promotes a safe, positive attitude and work environment amongst his/her crew; will also plan and conduct monthly safety meetings and related OSHA training

  • Enforce Labor Agreement and Company Policy consistently

  • Monitor status of equipment, plans work assignments and processes and initiates work requests for maintenance

  • Train and monitor crew and evaluate probationary employees; provides assistance to crew when needed.

  • Communicate up and down on quality, production issues, etc.

  • Works with other Area Tour/shift Supervisors to manage process in an economical manner to benefit entire mill

  • Work "southern swing" rotating shifts

  • Responsible for training and certification of hourly workers on his/her crew.

  • Responsible for managing handling of raw material unloading A and byproduct loading while meeting full compliance with WestRock, FRA, and DOT rules and regulations.


What you need to succeed:


  • Technical Degree in related field or minimum five years mill * experience

  • Hourly applicants must have completed (or be attending) Pre-Supervisory Training

  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Must be motivated and dedicated to working long hours when conditions require

  • Proficiency with PC and Microsoft office suite require

  •  Must possess the leadership capabilities to drive change in methods, practices, expectations, and accountability

  • Individual traits must include disciplined, aggressive, and self-confident approach toward addressing issues, and must be goal oriented


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.





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