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Paper Mill Superintendent in Memphis, TN at Kruger Products

Date Posted: 4/22/2018

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Job Description

The Paper Mill Superintendent - LDC has overall responsibility for the production of tissue paper for one of the light dry crepe tissue machines. This includes responsibility for safety, compliance, ensuring quality specifications are met and that productivity and costs are within budgeted amounts. The individual will work closely with the paper mill team and others within the organization to drive improvements and create long term value.


  • Lead the operational group consisting of the 4 Paper Machine Lead Technicans and approximately 16 hourly team members on the paper machine including managing performance, ensuring individuals have the skills necessary to perform their tasks, participating in recruitment/selection process and other managerial responsibilities
  • Participate/lead in the development, prioritization, and implementation of a long term improvement strategy (people, processes, equipment and capital) for the paper machine
  • Lead the drive for imrovement in all areas of Operational Excellent including compliance, environmental, health and safety, reliability, productions, costs, quality and capital projects
  • Ensure that safety methods and procedures are followed to assure compliance with Kruger policies
  • Manage and execute daily activities of the paper machine crews to meet customer and company demands and expectations.
  • Analyze and assess short-term and long term action plans for the continual improvement of the department to meet maximum operating efficiency.
  • Maintain a quality focus and be directly involved in any complaints: establish processes so customer and/or internal complaints are minimized.
  • Work with plant maintenance to prioritize, develop and manage day-in-and-day out machine maintenance and preventative maintenance program (PM’s).
  • All Supervisory personnel are responsible to ensure that their employees have the needed competencies to apply the operating procedures so that environmental controls are adequately implemented
  • Additional responsibilities and/or projects as may be assigned by the Paper Mill Manager

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this job description.

Kruger Products is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants for their interest in Kruger Products but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, etc.), Pulp & Paper Science or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years experience leading an operational group in a manufacturing operation, preferably tissue paper manufacturing
  • Supervisory experience working in a unionized environment preferred
  • Solid interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively coach, teach, and manage people.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (both written and verbal).
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills (technical and other).
  • Demonstrated technical tissue paper making knowledge and skills ideal.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and with production management.
  • Provide consultation, coaching, facilitation or teaching with employees.
  • Ability to plan, organize, execute and works to specific goals and objectives
  • Ability to change and adapt to new situations
  • Office procedures, methods, including computers and applicable CMMS, SAP, Microsoft Office and other applicable software and databases
  • Key Competencies including: candor/integrity, influencing & building partnerships, team work, accountability, problem solving, and customer focus


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