Paper Machine Superintendent

Pulp & Paper
April 7, 2022
Southeast, United States of America
Job Type


summary:  As the Paper Machine Superintendent, you will have overall responsibility for the personnel, safety, environmental impact, quality, cost, and performance for the paper machine within the mill facility. In this position you will lead and coordinate efforts and activities utilizing your knowledge and experience to achieve key performance metrics that support overall mill goals.


How you will impact us:

·         Lead and direct paper machine daily operations in a safe and orderly manner to achieve quality and productivity goals

·         Coordinate production activities with production planning, maintenance, and quality control to obtain optimum production and utilization of personnel, machines, and equipment

·         Partner with Plant Safety Manager to maintain and enforce the safety program for the department, ensuring compliance with OSHA and regulations and guidelines

·         Manage environmental efforts to ensure compliance with regulations and permit requirements, including but not limited to fiber loss, spills, and water usage

·         Manage quality efforts to ensure product performance meets customer expectations and adherence to ISO program requirements

·         Partner with mill maintenance groups to ensure efficient troubleshooting, planning, and execution of routine repairs for the stock prep, paper machine, and winder areas

·         Oversee planning, scheduling, and execution of mill maintenance outages for stock prep, paper machine, and winder areas

·         Provide input and oversight for annual outage planning and coordination, ensure the annual outage for area of responsibility is completed on time and within budget

·         Review and analyze production reports to determine opportunity areas and implement solutions for production problems and nonconformity with product specifications

·         Prepare and submit reports as required by the Operations Manager

·         Collaborate with and assist the Operations Manager in the development and implementation of operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality

·         Revise production schedules and priorities as needed because of equipment failure, operating problems, or last-minute customer demands

·         Lead and manage to support the mill vision, cultural change process, and strategic approach to improve operational and human performance

·         Collaborate and assist the Operations Manager with development of annual budgets and standards for cost measurement

·         Lead and manage employee accountability and labor relations with direct and indirect reports through coordination and consultation with Human Resources and Operations Manager

·         Partner with Human Resource Manager to ensure proper handling of employee relations issues in accordance with Divisional and Corporate policies and procedures

·         Determine training needs and administer appropriate training programs for salaried and hourly employees

·         Collaborate and assist the Operations Manager in the strategic and capital planning processes for the department

·         Supervise the department production supervisors, ensuring execution of employee training and development

·         Establish individual and group goals, evaluate work performance for direct reports, and review and approve performance evaluations for indirect reports


What you need to succeed:

·         High School diploma or G.E.D.

·         Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field is preferred

·         Must have minimum of 7 to 10 years of pulp/paper mill experience

·         5 + years of direct supervisory experience on paper machines required

·         Experience implementing safety initiatives

·         Proven track record of leadership and project management skills leveraged to enable employees to achieve goals and objectives

·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills leveraged to motivate stakeholders and achieve alignment across the organization

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