Superintendent - Paper Machine

Domtar - Johnsonburg, PA (30+ days ago)3.9


The Johnsonburg Mill is located near the Allegheny Forest on the headwaters of the scenic Clarion River and is recognized as one of the most technology advanced paper mills in the world. The mill is focused on finding people who want to improve reliability of the mill, machines, and reliability of the product and driving results.

We are looking for a Superintendent who will manage a challenging, high speed, lightweight paper machine that makes a diverse grade mix with challenging equipment such as a single nip shoe press. You will be resposible for the employees and operations of a modern early 90s vintage machine built when mill was expanded, with speed of 4,100 top speed ft. per minute with a 235in width with a wide grade mix producing 20 lightweight financials & 27-70lb grade mix. The mill is a 100% hardwood pulp mill and runs two uncoated freesheet paper machines.

The responsibilities of this job are all production related activities for #5 Paper Machine Department, including safety, environmental, quality, production, and employee relations. This includes the direction of all operation salaried employees and indirect supervision of all hourly operation and some hourly maintenance employees. This position reports directly to the Paper Mill Manager.

In this position you will specifically:
Identify, plan, and coordinate continuous improvement activities to improve safety, quality, productivity, and profitability initiatives of a high speed paper machine

Ability to lead safety improvements through personal commitment, procedure adherence, and emphasis in reducing workplace risks.

Demonstrated leadership skills and experience leading a team to achieve year over year improvements.

Develop strategies that improve operating efficiencies, employee engagement, and technical development of personnel.

Plan, organize, and execute scheduled maintenance outages on the paper machine and associated auxiliary equipment.

Capability to solve complex technical problems and machine issues

Collaborate with other segments of the business to get support for paper machine needs including quality, maintenance, and product development.

Develop direct reports to ensure bench strength and leadership skills

Position Requirements

10+ years of operating experience on paper machines; preferably complex large scale running a fine paper/coated or uncoated machine.

Minimum high school or equivalent education, bachelor’s degree in an engineering field is preferred.

A working knowledge of Microsoft Office and similar personal computer programs.

The candidate should be able to demonstrate expert papermaking knowledge as well as troubleshooting skills and techniques to solve quality and operational issues on paper machines.

Strong interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. Previous supervisor experience in a union environment is required.

Willingness to work off-schedule hours as needed to support the operation as required.

You must successfully complete a selection process that may include, but is not limited to, interviews, aptitude tests, criminal background investigation, references verification and pre-employment drug-screening.

Domtar is an equal opportunity employer. We are also committed to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by law.