Production Manager

PURPOSE: Direct responsibilities include the production from the paper machine to shipping by utilizing sound business principals, providing clear direction while building an effective team and while staying focused on safety and customer quality. The position provides the operations groups and maintenance group with daily support on both short and long term opportunities.

  • Must be good at listening and open minded, highly motivated and be able to work independently and as a team with excellent interpersonal skills and written communication
  • Provide supervision, coaching and development of the operations team in theoretical and practical aspects of papermaking
  • Manage all aspects of the daily operations of paper machine and shipping: improving the safety culture, quality expectations and production goals, and driving continuous improvement projects (both long and short term)
  • Coordinate grade development trials for both internal and external customers
  • Experience with process chemical: handling, utilizing, directing operators in usage, understand the theory and be able to train operators
  • Lead outage planning and execution (planned and unplanned)
  • Assist vendors with operational issue and utilize their experience to drive to root cause
  • Ability to react under urgent timeline, balancing safety, quality and productivity
  • Demonstrate an ability to multi-task several projects and priorities simultaneously
  • Fosters relationships with sister facilities in terms of customer service and synergy as it relates to production
  • Troubleshoot daily issues and utilize root cause analysis to drive out repetitive failures
  • Assist maintenance with operational expertise in both short and long term troubleshooting.
  • Develop, complete justification, scope, plan/prepare and execute capital projects including budgets, project closure and follow-up audits.
  • Available on call and participate in weekly on call manager rotation
  • B.S. Pulp and Paper Science or Chemical Engineering
  • 10+ years Pulp and Paper or very related industry experience
  • Strong Paper Machine background; technical, project, or production
  • Minimum of 3-5 years Production Supervision/Management experience in continuous industrial manufacturing
  • History of increasing responsibility is required or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Direct operational experience running tissue machines will be considered extremely valuable
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Pulp & Paper
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