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Converting Superintendent

Company: Clearwater Paper
Location: Elwood
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Purpose Clearwater Paper (NYSE: CLW) is a publicly held company and a premier supplier of private brand tissue to major retailers, including grocery, drug, mass merchants and discount stores. In addition, the company produces bleached paperboard used by quality-conscious printers and packaging converters, and offers services that include custom sheeting, slitting, and cutting. Clearwater Paper's employees build shareholder value by developing strong relationships through quality and service. Working at Clearwater Paper provides an opportunity to enrich your career through challenging and meaningful work and ongoing training and development-all in a supportive environment. We know our success depends on your success. Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities Directs the production operation and manages the most difficult opportunities involving the manufacturing process; ensuring the manufacture of products in planned quantities, at budgeted cost, and at desired quality. * Responsible for safety performance, managing safety programs that include annual training, scheduled safety meetings, safe job performance by employees, detailing with job performance issues as they arise. * Develops safety SOP's (Standard Operating Procedure) and Guidelines. * Manages the department to ensure that production budgets are met or exceeded. * Manages and develops employees' performance while growing employee competence through training. * Determines corrective action for production problems. * Ensures adequate raw material supplies are maintained for continued production. * Leads crews to improve processes by identifying and eliminating non value-added activities (waste). * Prepares and distributes information regarding changes to policies and procedures (as a result of kaizens or other CI opportunities) to employees. Key Competencies & Attributes * Actively seeks and allocates appropriate decision-making authority or task responsibility to appropriate individuals based on their abilities, availability, motivation, and development needs; considers potential positive and negative impact, business unit priorities, organizational values, and the opportunity to enhance others' knowledge and skills. * Identifies barriers that impact customer service and retention; communicates concerns and recommendations to others. * Uses understanding of customer needs and the organization's customer service practices to set priorities, make decisions, and take actions that create customer satisfaction and prevent service issues from occurring. * Creates relevant options for addressing problems and opportunities that will achieve desired outcomes. * Systematically evaluates business opportunities, targeting those with the greatest potential for producing positive business results. Education/Experience * Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business Management or related field preferred. * Previous leadership, project management, or system coordination experience required * Minimum of 5 years in a fast-paced converting or related manufacturing facility. Skills/Abilities * TPM experience * Experience within the Pulp and Paper converting operation * Previous leadership, project management, or system coordination experience Illustrative Essential Functions * High speed manufacturing environment, sustained exposure to high frequency noises, multiple hours standing, walking on concrete surfaces * Personal Protective Equipment required in mill environment. * Dirt, noise, odour, & temperature extremes. * Climbing stairs, ladders and scaffolding * Exposure to hazardous chemicals used in manufacturing process Each and every one of our employees contributes to the success of our company by showing up every day with a commitment to improving ourselves, the company and our communities. Find out from our employees what they like about working for Clearwater Paper. What skills and competencies have you developed since working at Clearwater Paper? The company has invested in my professional growth. I have attended training relevant to my job and I use what I've learned on a daily basis. What career development opportunities have you had since starting with Clearwater Paper? My goal is to become a top-level paper maker. I started in an entry-level position in the distribution department. Over the years, I worked my way up to the paper machine. I believe that goals are made to be reached so that new goals can be made. My personal goal is to achieve a position of increasing responsibilities during my Clearwater Paper career. At Clearwater Paper we are driven by purpose, grounded in values, and connected to communities; Learn more here #RM-L1

Keywords: Clearwater Paper, Joliet , Converting Superintendent, Other , Elwood, Illinois

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