Area Operations Manager

Confidential Company  •  Skowhegan, ME

11 - 15 years experience  •  Agriculture

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/13/17
Confidential Company
Skowhegan, ME
11 - 15 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/13/17

The SAPPI Somerset Plant is seeking candidates for the position Area Operations Manager-Energy. The successful candidate will lead the site energy team with focus on reducing energy usage and optimizing costs.  Additional responsibilities associated with energy include fuel use guidance, budgeting and performance analysis, management of power, interconnection, and natural gas contracts, operator training, and specific project improvement work.


Entry Requirements:

  • B.S. Degree in Engineering, minimum of 10 years MFG. and Process Engineering experience or equivalent experiences
  • Capable of performing process analysis and material and energy balances
  • Ability to implement systems and obtain results by effectively working with whatever departments or areas are required and affected
  • Ability to use site computer systems and software at high level of expertise
  • Ability to evaluate and work with consultants to support meeting assignment goals
  • Motivated, self-starter able to learn about new subjects and apply principles to meet goals



  • Will be expected to meet specific PMP energy improvement goals specific to the cost of generation and energy consumption
  • Lead the site energy team and lead as well as participate in other improvement efforts in the paper mill, pulping, and U&R
  • Will manage efforts, results tracking, and reporting utilizing the energy integrated action plan
  • Maintain site energy production and usage data for reporting purposes, cost evaluations, and optimization efforts.
  • Coordinate development of site fuel and energy budget and report performance against plans, including impacts from planned improvement efforts.
  • Participate in Sappi energy platform and cluster efforts
  • Assist in development of department cost reporting, forecasting, and data analysis.
  • Manage the Somerset electrical power and natural gas contract implementation, invoice review, approval, and accounting processes.
  • Manage the generation, tracking, transfers, audits, and reporting of renewable energy certificates (RECS).
  • Coordinate and manage the use of U&R training systems and transition from Optimas to Convergence.

Req Id 9281

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