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Process Lead L2 - Paper mill

Posting Start Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Ashland, VA, US

Company: Cascades

Your challenge!

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.


We are hiring NOW, and successful applicants can expect to begin work immediately. 


Reporting to the Production Manager , the Process Lead’s mission is to be responsible for all outcomes related to the techniques, processes, and systems in an area and supports the Asset Owner and Maintenance Lead, owning processes for Centerlines (CL) and Rapid Changeovers (RCO).


Job Responsibilities

•    Define standard processes for managing centerlines (CL) and ensure that processes are executed properly
•    Create and execute on standard processes for rapid changeovers (RCO)
•    Prepare and organize grade changes
•    Work with production planners to optimize production schedule
•    Calibrate centerline
•    Develop modification request forms (DAMMES)
•    Collects and analyzes data on quality and production variances and creates action plan to mitigate variance
•    Share best practices with other Process Leads
•    Communicate any procedural issues with suppliers
•    Support large / small scale projects / modifications in area including machine parts design
•    Continuously improve standards and processes related to CL and RCO
•    Utilize centerline to troubleshoot and ensure correct base condition
•    Train and coach operators on best practices for CL and RCO

Experiences and strengths

•    Bachelor’s in Engineering (Chemical) considered an asset
•    3+ years experience in Pulp & Paper OR Wastewater operations considered an asset
•    Experience leading and coaching teams 
•    Knowledge / expertise of area processes and systems
•    Demonstrates good analytical, problem-solving skills and ability to drive insights
•    Demonstrates ability to overcome ambiguous and complex situations
•    Experience and understanding of Lean Production System principles

Core competencies defined for this job

Planning and organizing
Advisory role
*Health and safety
Continuous improvement

Additional Information

Why work at Cascades?
•    Excellent company-paid benefits
•    Working with a dedicated and passionate team of leaders
•    Strong Company Culture
•    Profit sharing and 401K Options
•    Working for a company with a strong focus on sustainability and greener initiatives
•    Huge Career Advancement Opportunities



#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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