Assistant Superintendent, Paper Machine - West Point, VA

West Point | Virginia | United States

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Assistant Superintendent, Paper Machine - West Point, VA

19th & Main St
West Point, Virginia, 23181
United States

Career Opportunity:

Provide support to the operations of West Point’s white top liner producing paper machines to expand the capabilities of the process & personnel in order to sustain best in class operating and cost performance.   As such the role will be heavily involved in training development & execution, identification & execution of process improvement projects, managing the day to day operations on the paper machines, aid in the trouble shooting of the paper process.  Direction will be provided by the White Top Machines Manager; however, the successful candidate must exercise discretion and independent judgment in prioritizing work.  Results are reviewed through mill key performance metrics for safety, quality, and productivity.


How you will impact WestRock:

  • Accountable for safety results on respective machine, actively promotes and models safety in all aspects of daily mill operations.

  • Investigates and creates countermeasures for any safety or environmental incident in area.

  • Responsible for machine production results.  Monitors production, operating efficiencies, and costs to maximize mill profitability.

  • Assists in troubleshooting and resolving operating issues on a daily basis including identification & execution on long term corrective actions.

  • Oversees all activities, training, development and performance management of the hourly machine crews.  Works closely with Task Trainer program to deliver training and update materials as needed.

  • Identifies and prioritizes equipment maintenance according to EAM process.

  • Identifies, supports, and executes process improvement projects aimed at increasing safety, quality, and productivity utilizing LSS (Six Sigma) methodology.

  • Provides paper mill support as part of the Weekend Call Duty rotation.

  • Assists in the planning and execution of the scheduled field days and yearly outages.



    What you need to succeed:


  • The preferred candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Paper Science or related field with two plus year’s operations experience within the paper industry, however candidates with seven plus years’ progressive and practical paper making experience including three plus years’ paper machine supervisory experience will be considered.

  • Supervisory experience is a plus.

  • 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 is preferred

  • Knowledge of PI (Process Information System) utilization or equivalent process database.

  • Knowledge of JDE or equivalent CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System).

  • Knowledge of MS Office applications with a strong focus on Excel in order to store, organize and analyze department operational data as well as generate training documents.

  • Strong functional knowledge of the paper manufacturing process including understanding of the pulping process, screening & cleaning, wet end operations, pressing, drying, and winding. 



If this sounds great to you and you think you fit in, please submit your application. We want to hear from you!


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

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