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Production Manager

Posting Start Date: Jun 10, 2022

Location: Barnwell, SC, US

Company: Cascades

Your challenge!

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Production Manager’s mission is to achieve the manufacturing objectives associated with his or her unit's business strategy by optimizing available resources, rigorously applying business processes and establishing an effective communication system. You therefore participate in the implementation of processes, practices and tools specific to your unit aimed at optimizing operational efficiency. You also build a mobilized and competent team and support their production efforts while nurturing a culture of continuous improvement and health and safety. As a result, you contribute to the achievement of your unit's strategic plan by positively influencing the adoption of healthy and safe behaviours, operating costs, performance and production capacity and quality.

We are looking for a Production Manager who has previously worked in the pulp and paper industry.

Individual responsibilities


• Work with LCT, coordinators and operators to ensure instructions are followed as per plan for the day.
• Make sure production targets are met.
• Ensure trouble shooting steps are taking place to correct losses or operational/quality upsets. (Making sure the available trouble shooting checklists are being used)
• Develop and maintain troubleshooting checklists.
• Ensure proper operating procedures are in place and communicated.
• Develop operating procedures that incorporate best practices.
• Identify sources of production losses and develop plans to correct them.
• Work with manager to ensure proper supplies are in place for the operation (doctor blades, etc.).


• Identify maintenance requirements of the area and develop operating plans to allow work to be performed efficiently.
• Work with maintenance personnel and operations to set up regular maintenance shuts.
• Ensure pre-shut tasks are completed so that all things are in place prior to shut downs.
Safety (Departmental compliance with all site safety programs) & Environment 
• Ensuring a hazard assessment is completed and reviewed with respective workers prior to commencing any non-routine tasks;
• Ensuring that the (safe) standard operating procedures are reviewed with the respective workers prior to commencing any routine tasks that are performed infrequently by respective individual(s)
• Participate in Safety Meetings and Daily Tool Box talks Follow the manager’s plans to improve performance of area processes and provide feedback.
• Ensure that quality requirements are met.

Experiences and strengths


Leadership and a collaborative spirit that inspire and engage teams to achieve excellence

Ability to deal with change and to propose favourable adaptation conditions

Ability to guide and coach team members

Sound judgment to ensure follow-up and effective implementation of solutions in accordance with company priorities and to make appropriate decisions

Ability to carry out a number of projects simultaneously while respecting deadlines and priorities

Ability to manage ambiguous and complex situations

Strong communication skills, tact and diplomacy

Excellent ability to build and support a customer-focused culture based on a people-centred approach

Agility needed to work with various technological tools

Knowledge of SAP software or other ERP (an asset)

10+ years of production experience

5+ years of Production Management experience

Extensive managerial/ Converting and/or Pulp & Paper experience required


College Degree or  Bachelor's degree in Engineering

Core competencies defined for this job

Planning and organizing
Change management
Team leadership

Nearest Major Market: Augusta
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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