Paper Machine Superintendent - Stevenson, AL

Stevenson | Alabama | United States

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Paper Machine Superintendent - Stevenson, AL


1611 County Road 85
Stevenson, Alabama, 35772
United States

Career Opportunity

We have an opening for a Paper Machine Superintendent to work in partnership with leadership and employees at our Mill in Stevenson, Alabama. Stevenson is centrally located between Chattanooga, Tennessee and Huntsville, Alabama. This is a unionized facility with approximately 400 employees.

This position will have the opportunity to demonstrate ownership and lead initiatives designed to drive continuous improvement in our corrugated medium paper machine operation.  This position is responsible for creating a strong safety culture and work environment, executing and continuously improving the quality, productivity, efficiency and cost of the operation.  The Paper Machine Superintendent must be a strong leader with a knowledge of the paper making process, paper machines, supporting equipment and paper making skills.

What you need to succeed

(Basic Requirements):

  • Associates Degree with 10 years of experience in a paper making related position including experience with paper machine operations and maintenance planning/coordination.

(Preferred Requirements):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Paper Science or related field with 3 to 5 plus year’s supervisory experience within the paper industry

  • Ability to clearly define objectives (safety, environmental, quality, and productivity) and be effective in involving others in the achievement of those objectives

  • Ability to direct continuous improvement efforts in all areas of the paper machine department with special emphasis on safety, quality, environment, production, and cost.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills,

  • Troubleshooting skills of the paper making process using PI, DCs, on machine, and Root cause analysis.

  • Strong planning, organizational, time management and prioritization skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Experience within a unionized environment 

How you will impact WestRock (Responsibilities):

  • Review of production and quality results on a daily basis.

  • Gather and analyzes information to identify sources of machine downtime and quality problems. Work with the Paper Machine team to identify probable causes and coordinate efforts to correct them.

  • Provide leadership to machine personnel to ensure overall safe operations

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

  • Empower and engage co-workers to improve our performance and lower costs while creating an environment of respect, trust, accountability, and excellence

  • Develop and maintain methods for tracking and reducing operational costs

  • Lead safety systems and processes that support achieving our continually improving annual goals.

  • Mange clothing inventories and trials with documented goals and results

  • Track and maintain consumable equipment wear to measure cost and efficiency

  • Develop and execute strategic plans to increase overall machine efficiency

  • Reduce waste from off specification production and/or losses

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WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.

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