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Process Lead

Posting Start Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Mechanicville, NY, US

Company: Cascades

Your challenge!


Reporting to the Production Manager, and as part of the Marathon Lean Initiative, the Process Lead’s mission is to support Continuous Improvement Lead, Reliability Lead, and Efficiency Coordinator.



  • Company cell phone and laptop included
  • Profit sharing after 1 year of employment
  • 401k with up to 4% employer match, after 5%
  • Flex benefits
  • Company events
  • Working for a company with a strong focus on sustainability and greener initiatives
  • Huge Career Advancement Opportunities
  • PPE Allowance
  • Salary Range: $80,000 - 100,000 depending on relevant experience

Individual responsibilities


  • Responsible for continuous improvement for the entire process
  • Define standard processes for managing centerlines (CL) and rapid changeovers (RCO), ensure that processes are executed properly, and review & improve processes
  • Work with production planners to optimize production schedule and grade changes
  • 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
  • Support Autonomous Asset Management Pillar, and Quality Pillar
  • Assess asset performance and correct situation
  • Execute product development/qualification process
  • Document management (standard operating procedures "SOP’s”)
  • Open to occasional travel to Canada and US mills
  • Promote safety within the mill
  • Other responsibilities to be assigned, as needed

Experiences and strengths


  • 15+ years in production operation, paper mill experience preferred
  • Experience leading and coaching teams
  • Knowledge / expertise of area processes and systems
  • Demonstrates good analytical and 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
  • On-call rotation
  • 8am-5pm Monday-Friday

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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. Cascades have been providing sustainable, innovative and value-creating solutions in packaging, hygiene and recovery. Join 10,000 talents working in a network in almost 80 operating units located in North America. 

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