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Production Supervisor H3 Machines

Posting Start Date: Apr 30, 2019

Location: St. Helens, OR, 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 Tissue Group, a division of Cascades, is the second-largest tissue producer in Canada and the fifth-largest in North America. The Division manufactures, converts and markets a huge selection of paper products, such as hand towels, bathroom tissue, facial tissue, napkins, paper towels, wipers and dispensers for the North American away-from-home and consumer products markets. The Group has more than 2,200 employees and operates seven manufacturing plants, nine conversion plants and four plants with both manufacturing and conversion facilities.

Your challenge!

As the Production Supervisor, you will have a diverse work load in support of the manufacturing needs of the plant. The successful candidate will collaborate with other departments to assess the plants processes and use their critical thinking skills to trouble-shoot any issues that arise. You will have an opportunity to expand your knowledge as each day varies and be able to contribute to the plant’s growth and success.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage and engage staff based on Cascades’ values and business strategy
  • Drive change initiative and implement process improvements as part of a multi-functional team
  • Lead safety efforts for employees by identifying high-risk situations, conducting safety meetings and coordinating worker safety activities
  • Optimize efficiencies and drive efforts to reduce waste and downtime and increase production availability
  • Effectively manage human and material resources to ensure sound financial performance and achievement of manufacturing efficiency targets
  • Coordinate training efforts for a diverse workforce and have a working knowledge of best practices for training and development

Experience and Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Operations Management, Engineering, or relevant field (pulp/paper)
  • At least 2-3 years of prior supervisory experience in a manufacturing facility
  • Tissue making experience in a paper mill is required

Additional Information


Business Objectives Alignment

Ensure, as technical specialist, that unit action plans and manufacturing objectives are in line with the group’s strategy


Operational Excellence

Develop and help implement standardized operations best practices, including managing performance indicators

Analyze and recommend manufacturing efficiency objectives for their unit and support action plans

Develop good relationships with business partners

Assist with commissioning new equipment

Maximize synergy and foster collaboration among Cascades’ groups, units and business units

Make recommendations on selecting/modifying manufacturing equipment and optimizing its performance

Monitor major tests carried out by units

Help solve the unit’s technical issues

Support the unit’s continuous improvement initiatives

Support investment projects and manage them as needed


Human Resources

Design and implement a talent development and succession strategy in their department in collaboration with Human Resources

Build a team of competent and dedicated people whose skills complement one another

Make sure the work flow and job structure are tailored to each unit’s needs

Manage and engage their staff based on Cascades’ values and business strategy


Health & Safety

Create a safe and healthy work environment for all department employees

Promote sound occupational health and safety management

Personally commit to and display strong leadership in health and safety


Corporate Responsibility and Governance

Make sure governance rules are followed and responsibilities are carried out

Ensure the sustainable and responsible development of their department

Insist on ethical conduct and uphold the values underlying Cascades’ corporate culture


Client Focused and Innovation

Keep a watch on manufacturing best practices and new technologies, check their feasibility and share them within the organization

Support innovation and new product development to create added value for the client

Provide technical assistance to clients as needed


Core competencies defined for this job

Advisory role

Continuous improvement

Impact and influence


Planning and organizing



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: Portland Oregon

Job Segment: Manager, Industrial, Engineer, Paper, Production Manager, Management, Manufacturing, Engineering

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