Job Information

WestRock Company Assistant Superintendent - PRC in Hodge, Louisiana

Assistant Superintendent, PRC

100 Mill Street

Hodge, LA 71247

United States

WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 350 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at .

The Opportunity

To work towards gaining the needed experience and knowledge to provide day-to-day leadership for all PRC employees and area operations. Work with senior staff to Improve safety, environmental compliance, quality, cost control and production for the PRC areas. Will be working towards gaining the need knowledge to be responsible for implementing and maintaining management systems to ensure continued improvement to overall process areas. Will assist with fostering and developing partnerships with adjoining production areas to create a “Winning Solutions” team environment. This position reports to the Power & Recovery Superintendent.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for an accident-free work environment by managing the departments SOPs, JHAs and SES systems.

  • Assure all Safety and Environmental standards are achieved or exceeded.

  • Engage in WR Performance Excellence (LSS), driving results to achieve a world class low-cost process.

· Review production reports daily, taking action to maintain area expectations for internal customers satisfaction.

· Develop and implement process improvement projects to optimize equipment uptime and efficiency.

· Communicate with other department managers to optimize mill production.

· Promote team concept with supervisors and operators to assure continuity in reaching common production goals.

· Provide after-hours managerial support for department as needed.

· Review environmental compliance measures daily, acting on any non-conforming items.

· Initiate process improvement projects to eliminate emissions/releases.

· Develop and maintain annual operating and maintenance cost budgets, reviewing monthly actuals to budget.

· Maintain asset management systems to improve equipment performance and reliability, including capital projects development while creating a “Standardized & Simplified” process to reduce the need for system experts.

· Ensure the training program for operators and foreman is current and appropriate training levels are met.

· Provide oversite to assure that the Recovery Area continues to meet or exceed the requirements of the WestRock Power and Recovery Audit Standards.

What you need to succeed:

· B.S. Engineering preferred

· Minimum 2-4 years’ experience within an integrated mill environment. Recovery boiler experience highly desired.

· 1-2 years of supervisory experience preferred, but not required.

· Previous experience with a Production Management System and Computerized Maintenance Management System preferred.

· Proficient in PI, Microsoft Office and JDE.

What we offer:

  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.

WestRock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create and maintain a diverse workforce where everyone feels valued, respected, and included. WestRock does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.