Paper Shift Supervisor

Paper Company
February 19, 2021
Midwest, United States of America
Job Type



Drive process engineering roles, troubleshoot and see through to problem-solve for the Paper Machine shift

  • Learning and training others to develop engineering skills, provide fast-track industry experience, and teach “hands-on” engineering processes and strategies
  • Develop relationships with leadership and operators
  • Lead shift and engineering projects that impact key business initiatives – sometimes individual projects, and sometimes leading a team
  • Attends and participates in department meetings as scheduled
  • Troubleshooting of tasks based on need – can be in various areas including the papermachines, stock prep, waste water, powerhouse and any other area required
  • Provides support implementing best practices to improve safety, quality, productivity and cost reduction

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Proactively complete learning and train others are required
  • Manage, report regularly, lead and see through projects
  • Actively participate in special project teams of which you are a part
  • Various Manufacturing Analysis
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Your prior experiences must demonstrate initiative, intellectual curiosity, strong problem-solving skills, success managing multiple priorities, an affinity for working in a manufacturing operations environment, and working well in a team under deadline pressure.  Prior experience may include internships, co-op assignments, summer jobs, and volunteer work, leadership roles in student or college-affiliated organizations, full-time or part-time positions. Work experience related to field of study is desirable.
  • 3 years of Engineering experience



  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering, Pulp and Paper Science, Packaging, Printing, Electrical, Mechanical or related degree
  • *Advanced Degree considered but not required


  • Curiosity. Learning is fun for you. You want to know how things work. You want to learn this business from the ground up and always think of how we could do things better, make things better, and serve our clients better.
  • Initiative and drive. You are proactive, and you like to jump in. You want to introduce yourself to people, ask questions, build relationships across the organization, and bring people together to get projects done.
  • Sense of Geographic Adventure. This is a rotational program, so relocation is required. We assist with relocation; you bring the ability and desire to relocate.
  • Get your Hands Dirty. We are a “roll up your sleeves” manufacturing operation. You have the drive and desire to work in manufacturing plants, understand the operations, and be actively involved on the shop floor.
  • Manufacturing happens in real-time on the shop floor, and we are a 24-7 operation. You are able and willing to work “shift” hours when required.


  • Generally, your schedule is a shift assignment and we make efforts to schedule you during daylight hours; however, engineering in manufacturing is a shift-driven operation. You are willing to work alternate schedules as assigned, when it gets the job done. This could be early mornings, nights, and/or weekends. Punctuality is key – it is a display of respect for your teammates and clients, and it indicates your respect for what you do.


  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.



  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Orientatio
  • Problem Solving Acumen
  • Priority Setting
  • Conflict Management
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Organizing
  • Motivating Others
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Decision Quality
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Ability to Learn by Doing, and to Learn Quickly


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