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Process Lead

Posting Start Date: Jun 18, 2022

Location: Wagram, 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 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!


Reporting to the Production Manager , the Process Lead is 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).

Individual 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 create an action plan to mitigate variance

Share best practices with other Process Leads

Advise suppliers of any procedural issues

Collaborate on 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


At least 2-3 years in or supporting a manufacturing environment preferably

Knowledge / expertise of area processes and systems

Good analytical and problem-solving skills

Ability to deal with ambiguous and complex situations

Strong organizational skills and ability to set priorities

Experience and understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles

Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well and communicate with others

Core competencies defined for this job

Planning and organizing
Advisory role
*Health and safety
Continuous improvement

Why work at Cascades

•    Excellent company-paid benefits
•    Weekly Pay
•    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

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.

Use of the masculine in our communications refers equally to both men and women.


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