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Production Supervisor (Asset Owner - Wet End)

Posting Start Date: Jan 17, 2022

Location: Ashland, VA, US

Company: Cascades

Your Challenge!

~We are looking for Individuals in the pulp and paper industry only~

The Bear Island Mill is the newest addition to the Cascades Containerboard Packaging lineup. This state-of-the-art facility will offer one of the lightest high end, 100% recycled linerboard and medium products on the market. The mill is currently under construction and start-up is scheduled for December 2022.

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Asset Owner of the paper machine's mission is to be responsible for overseeing the daily operations, including creating and executing daily action plan developing production operators and supporting the Process Lead and Maintenance Lead in implementation, improvement, and sustainability of Daily Management System (DMS) elements as well as Health and Safety training. 

Job responsibilities

Develop and execute on shift action plan and daily action plan

Present daily updates and action plans in area meeting

Define, implement, and continuously improve processes while coaching operators to follow standard practices

Validate daily performance, transactions, and time losses

Validate daily quality tests and addresses any issues

Share best practices with other Asset Owners

Perform Health and Safety audits, develop plans for creating an orderly and clean work environment; owns A-risks

Create action plan to address time losses

Ensure continuous improvement

Coach operators on how to properly communicate

Coach operators and evaluates performance as part of annual review

Experience and Education

Pulp and Paper experience is a must!

Experience leading and coaching teams

Extensive knowledge of asset and associated processes

Demonstrates good analytical, problem-solving skills

Demonstrates ability to overcome ambiguous and complex situations

Brings strong organizational and prioritization skills

Experience and understanding of Lean Production System principles

Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well and communicate with others

Demonstrate strong servant leadership value


Core competencies defined for this job

Managerial courage
*Health and safety
Team leadership
Continuous improvement
Action-based focus

Additional Information

#revealyourpotential #LifeAtCascades

Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner.


About Cascades
To be part of Cascades is to reveal the full potential of materials, people and ideas. We are source of possibilities.
Since 1964, we have been providing sustainable, innovative and value-creating solutions in packaging, hygiene and recovery.

Join 12,000 women and men working in a network of more than 90 operating units located in North America and Europe. 

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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