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Production Supervisor

Posting Start Date: May 12, 2019

Location: Rockingham, NC, US

Company: Cascades


Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 11,000 employees, who work in more than 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers have come to rely on.




The Specialty Products Group, a division of Cascades, is a leader in the industrial packaging, food packaging and recovery sectors. The Group has 38 business units across North America and Europe and employs more than 2,200 employees.

Job Responsibilities



  • Coordinate and supervise all production activities (production planning, acquisitions, product manufacturing, quality standard application, etc.) on schedule. 
  • Optimize production (planning work interruptions, implementing systems, structures, tools, work methods, etc.) while never losing sight of deadlines, costs, quality and H&S.
  • Optimize production using ongoing improvement tools (5S, Kaizen, SMED, TPM, ISO, etc.).        
  • Manage and supervise employees under his responsibility. 
  • Identify risky situations and involve the employees in the preventive steps.
  • React adequately and promptly to the employees’ behaviour.
  • Be accountable for the employees’ behaviour and for the respect of the rules and procedures, and follow up on H&S (regular meetings, occupational health and safety committee, occupational health and safety action plan, audits, etc.).         
  • Participate in developing training programs for employees in his department and ensure transfer of knowledge.
  • Order Raw materials for the plant.
  • Monitor and order supplies to keep plant running efficiently.

 Secondary Responsibilities

  • Evaluate department processes. Recommend and coordinate needed changes based on process analysis.
  • Direct staff in the development, analysis, and preparation of reports.
  • Supervise staff in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Assist staff to resolve complex or out of policy operation problems.
  • Conduct interviews, hire new staff, and provide employee orientation.
  • Coach and provide career development advice to staff.
  • Establish employee goals and conduct employee performance reviews.
  • Responsible for staff scheduling to include: work assignments/rotations, employee training, employee vacations, employee breaks, overtime assignment, back-up for absent employees, and shift rotations.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources for appropriate staffing levels.
  • Schedule and conduct staff meetings.
  • Responsible to meet department productivity and quality goals. Communicate with other Supervisors and Managers.
  • Complete human resource paperwork.
  • Schedules and or performs calibrations for plant measuring instruments.
  • Monitors usage of utilities to ensure efficiency of operations.
  • Oversees sanitation of facilities and grounds as Plant Sanitarian. Supervises & trains sanitation staff in frequency and methods of cleaning. Maintains MSDS for all chemicals used in the Lab and Production and trains employees on their use.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Desired experience

  • Bachelors degree is desired
  • Experience in support of team members of a manufacturing production operation is desired


Ability to:

  • Master equipment settings and particularities in order to effectively manage various plant operations (know the equipment, processes, chemical products, ordering, raw materials, etc.).
  • Master and apply methods used to maintain continuous improvements (Kaizen, SMED, etc.).
  • Master and apply quality test follow-up and interpretation methods.
  • Master and apply the Cascades’ philosophy and collective/mutual agreements.
  • Be able to set priorities and handle requests regarding production supervision.
  • Know and apply the H&S laws and regulations, the safety procedures, the danger analysis and the management of accident process, the methods of entering confined spaces, the lock-outs, etc.


Additional information


  • Working conditions are normal for a production environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.     


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.


Nearest Major Market: Fayetteville

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