Paper Machine Department Manager

WestRock   •  

Tacoma, WA

Industry: Transportation


11 - 15 years

Posted 141 days ago

This job is no longer available.

The opportunity:

Responsible for managing the Paper Mill Department that includes two Paper Machines, Stock Prep and OCC Plant. Responsible for all activities in the department including safety, environmental, quality & customer satisfaction, cost, production, maintenance planning, financialbudgets & results, capital project support, people development, and employee & labor relations.

How you will impact WestRock:

  • Safety – Lead safety systems and processes that support achieving our continually improving annual goals.
    • Assure a safe, engaged and highly motivated workforce by providing role modeling and leadership in safety and environmental efforts; communicating safety consistently, accountability while providing fair and equal treatment.
  • Environmental – Lead department environmental management systems to ensure compliance and environmental stewardship while working closing with the Tacoma Mill Environmental Department
  • Quality/Customer Satisfaction – focus on the “no fail basics” of quality and service coupled with innovation to provide winning solutions to our customers
  • Cost – Develop and maintain methods for tracking and reducing chemical and operational costs.
  • Production – Optimize paper machine schedules to maximize the mill’s production while continually increasing Paper Machine uptime % and productivity while reducing off quality.
  • Financial Budget/Results – Work closely with Mill Controller and Leadership team to develop budgets and analyze financial results to look for opportunities for improving mill profitability
  • Capital Execution – Provide input to capital projects from inception through completion.
  • Strategic Planning - Initiate and facilitate improvement projects within the department focusing on strategic initiatives to reduce cost, increase productivity and/or improve quality
  • People Development - Invest in our People to help them develop and operate at their full potential
  • Employee/Labor Relations – Build positive relations based on the WestRock culture of trust, respect and empowering employees to always do the right thing.

Key Behaviors

  • Create an environment of mutual respect and trust for our co-workers and customers
  • Empower and engage co-workers to improve our safety and productivity and lower our cost to produce
  • Satisfy our customers every time
  • Do the right thing for WestRock – always
  • High sense of urgency
  • Attention to detail; develop and follow Standard Operating Procedures and processes to reduce human errors

What you need to succeed:

  • B.S. Degree with 10 plus years of Paper Mill experience or equivalent combination of education and experience with at least 5 years at the Paper Machine Superintendent or above level

  • Must be a strong leader with demonstrated skills in interpersonal skills, customer service, communication and high sense of urgency and attention to detail

  • Must work well in Teams, both as a Team Leader and Team Member

  • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office products

    Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred White Top paper making and OCC Plant experience

  • Understanding of Box Plant Corrugator operation

  • Customer visits and/or interaction experience

What we offer:

  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.

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