Assistant Papermill Superintendent - Covington, VA

About WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock?s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.
Assistant Papermill Superintendent - Covington, VA104 East Riverside StCovington, Virginia, 24426-1238United States CAREER OPPORTUNITY The Paper Mill Assistant Superintendent supports the efforts of C1 and C2 Paper Machines to produce quality products in a safe, productive environment, and in a correct and cost efficient manner. He/she is expected to identify opportunities and organize efforts to improve the paper machine overall performance by gathering information from the Operators, Foremen, Engineers, Operation Supervisors, Product Development, Supervisors and Superintendents. This position will have primary responsibility and direct accountability for C1 and C2 Paper Machine performance, but may be involved in Paper Mill department operations or projects as needed.HOW YOU WILL IMPACT WESTROCK Review of production and quality results on a daily basis and assist Paper Machine and Finishing and Shipping teams with problem-solving effortsAssist the Superintendents on managing production resources and interface with other departments to maintain efficient Paper Mill operationsIdentifies performance gaps early using leading industry standards and works with areas to get back on trackMakes frequent inspections / audits of equipment, processes, and procedures in the fieldParticipation in the department production meetings. Reporting on safety, quality, productivity, environmental concerns and improvement initiativesWork with Superintendents to develop annual goals with emphasis on safety, environment, quality, production, cost, and provide performance feedback to workforceSupport the continuing personal and professional development of department members. Lead overall hourly training program to ensure competency at all job levels.Ensure proper company/union relations according to the current labor contract. Participate in problem discussions and resolution. Conduct grievance hearings at the second step, with Superintendents.Assist with administration of the capital budget for the entire Paper Mill department. Work with department supervisors and engineering to establish priorities. Assist Engineering Department on capital improvement projects and participate in the review of Engineering designs and drawings as needed.Lead improvement projects in safety, quality, productivity, and cost for the department. Participate as department rep on mill wide teams as neededAssume Paper Mill Superintendent responsibilities in his/her absence.Optimize various systems, policies, and procedures that apply to all Paper Machines and align with other mill departments.Support development of operating financial plan for the department and monthly variance analysisSupport SOP, GOP development for the department to maintain ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 complianceTake call duty for PM as scheduled and when needed WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED Must have a college degree or at least ten years of supervisory experience in a papermaking related positionMust have leadership experience and capability to drive changes for improvement and operator accountabilityMust have ability to find and grow operational and leadership talent within the organizationSignificant experience with paper machine operationsGeneral understanding of mill-wide operations and interdependencyUnderstand the MeadWestvaco Quality Management System and Environmental Management systemMust be able to communicate clearly and effectively with all levels of the organizationMust be able to clearly define objectives and be effective in involving others in the achievement of those objectivesMust be able to organize and facilitate improvement teamsMust be dedicated to continuous improvement in the paper mill department in all areas, but with special emphasis on safety, quality, environment, production, and costUnderstand financial aspects of paper machine operations and various cost driversWhat we offer Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellenceComprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunitiesAn attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potentialA career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work. #VA WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.

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