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Paper Machine Manager
Containerboard Mills
Started in 1933, Green Bay Packaging Inc. is a family-owned company with over 3400 employees, vertically integrated consisting of corrugated container plants, folding cartons, recycled and virgin linerboard mills, pressure-sensitive label rollstock, specialty converting operations, timberlands, and a sawmill facility. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Green Bay Packaging Inc. is dedicated to innovative development of its products and forestry resources, with a focus on quality, sustainability and continuous improvement throughout all of its manufacturing facilities in 15 states. Green Bay Packaging's Arkansas Kraft Division is a fully-integrated pulp and paperboard mill. Being fully integrated means we utilize a large percentage of recycled materials to produce kraft linerboard and medium. By recycling fiber in various forms, we are able to conserve substantial landfill acres annually. Average daily production of unbleached kraft linerboard and medium is between 1300 and 1400 tons. Our staff of educated, experienced and highly skilled employees is dedicated to producing only the highest quality paperboard in the industry. Facility Capabilities:
  • A two paper machine, fully integrated facility with pulp/power/and recycled fiber capacity.
  • Linerboard and corrugating medium production capability in basis weights from 26#/MSF to 69# /MSF
  • Quality is part of the development and production process all along the line. Our ISO 9001:2008 certification underscores our commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Green Bay Packaging was founded on the idea of finding innovative solutions to meet specific customer needs. Over the years, those needs have changed. What hasn't changed is our commitment. Our focus is on channeling all of our advanced, affordable packaging solutions available to exceed expectations for performance, customer service, and quality.
Reporting to the Paper Production Manager the Paper Machine Manager for the Arkansas Kraft Division will have operating responsibility to optimize the profitability, quality, safety and productivity of the Paper Machines and crews. Responsibilities
  • A steadfast commitment to safety and environmental stewardship,
  • Communicating and reinforcing the mill’s running objectives, sustaining the highest operational quality and productivity levels
  • Partnering with maintenance to support the management of asset quality; ensuring the manufacturing reliability of equipment focusing on reducing and minimizing process downtime while implementing preventative maintenance on the machines.
  • Developing and using participative management skills, such as safety preventative measures, incident investigation and RCFA.
  • Provide strong leadership by leading the initiative of safe work practices by championing new ideas, learning from events, communicating with the team and development of an empowered, highly motivated operational crew.
  • Lead and develop operational crews in activities around quality and operational improvements; by clearly communicating expectations, enhancing operational knowledge, coaching successes and opportunities, and coordinating with maintenance support to improve substandard facilities, and maintain a reliable and sustainable operation
    • A degreed and experienced paper mill manager is preferred, experience in lieu of a degree may be considered.  The Paper Machine Manager should have at least 12 years of progressively more practical and technical experience – ideally within the paper industry with experience gained through process engineering and/or tour foreman.  While qualified candidates may come from outside the paper industry, it is expected that they will have similar experience in a highly automated process manufacturing environment, and be accustomed to large-scale production in a commodity driven low-cost business.
    • While expertise in all aspects of paper machine operations is vital, it is equally important that the successful candidate have a proven record of developing and implementing training within operational crews.
    • Qualified candidates will have a keen business acumen, combined with strong fiscal awareness and understanding –as it relates to cost control/reduction, particularly in response to immediate and critical operational decisions.
    • In addition to a full complement of leadership skills – including the ability to lead teams in a union environment – it is also important for the Paper Machine Manager to bring knowledge of personnel development and maintenance coordination. Incorporating continuous improvement processes and best practices will be keys to the success of the Paper Machine Manager.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively deliver and reinforce consistent messages at all levels.
  • Provide leadership to maintain and improve safe working conditions and maintaining good housekeeping practices.
  • Identify short and long range needs, prioritize these needs and develop a plan to meet these needs.
In addition to a competitive salary, the selected candidate will enjoy a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, prescription drug, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and company matching 401(k).

Green Bay Packaging Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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