Production Supervisor

PURPOSE: The Production Supervisor at this growing specialty paper operation in the Midwest, will lead and direct the operators and production team on the paper machine. The successful candidate will have a technical background in the industry, and strong communication and leadership skills, with the ability to move up the leadership ladder. Potential for career growth in to a Superintendent position.


  • Monitors compliance with safety guidelines, builds awareness about safety, and addresses safety concerns brought to attention.
  • Directs the day-to-day activities of the shift.
  • Responsible for the resolution of shift issues.
  • Ensures all schedules and releases are met.
  • Provides daily communications to the shift
  • Responsible for performance counseling of individuals for unacceptable performance relating to safety, quality, productivity, and/or inappropriate behavior to include disciplinary action if required.
  • Prepares and distributes shift report.
  • Performs daily audits to ensure that safety, housekeeping, basic care rounds, and established job standards are followed.
  • Serves as a liaison to communicate identified problems to support team as well as problem status feedback to the crews.
  • Supports mill and department goals in safety, environmental compliance, quality, cost, productivity and continuous improvement.
  • Completes all shift accident investigations within 24 hour period. Ensures corrective action is taken to address issue.
  • Manages individual job assignments and crew member training plans with assistance from other departmental personnel.


  • B.S. Paper, Chemical, Industrial, or related discipline
  • Previous supervisory skills preferred in a manufacturing environment, specifically papermaking.
  • Good Interpersonal skills and ability to influence people
  • Good Organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Able to motivate people to perform at a higher level

Date Posted
Great Lakes
Job Id
Pulp & Paper
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