Appvion Operations, Inc.

  • Paper Machine Superintendent

    Location US-PA-Roaring Spring
    Job ID
  • Expected Results

    • The Paper Machine Superintendent has the overall responsibility of the paper machine as it relates to the safe and efficient production of specialty papers.  The individual is responsible for safety, productivity, quality, cost, and reliability. The position reports to the Production Manager.

    Supporting Activities

    • Provide clear direction and vision, build effective teams, drive employee engagement, focus on customer needs, and practice sound business management. 
    • Monitoring and evaluating all aspects of paper production including safety, environmental, productivity, quality, cost, and lean manufacturing initiatives. 
    • Ensuring safety activities including one-on-one safety discussions, condition monitoring, housekeeping and safety inspections, safety meetings, accident investigations, near miss reporting, and development of job safety analyses. 
    • Troubleshooting and resolving product quality and equipment problems utilizing hourly personnel, maintenance employees, and other department/mill resources. 
    • Utilize the strategies and tools of operational excellence and lean manufacturing to optimize operations and reduce all forms of waste.
    • Participate in Mill Duty Rotation.

    Required Prior Accomplishments - Experience - Skills

    • Demonstrated leadership experience preferably in a union manufacturing environment. 
    • Work experience level is 5+ years in a technical or lead manufacturing role; pulp and paper mill experience preferred.
    • Technical background in engineering or an advanced technical degree is preferred. 
    • An understanding of process chemistry, mechanical systems, quality assurance and lean manufacturing techniques is necessary. 
    • Excellent written/oral communication and problem management skills. 
    • Experience in coated fine paper manufacturing preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience in driving measurable results.
    • Candidate must have the potential to promote into higher levels of management, performance warranted.
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize activities in a constantly changing environment.
    • Evidence of required leadership competencies.


    To be considered for employment, your application must be submitted online via the company website at Paper applications/resumes will not be accepted. No phone calls please. All offers of employment are contingent on a pre-employment physical, background check, and drug/alcohol screen. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. 


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